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Printout from 31.01.2023 - not official

3.7 Using lines outside line/station opening hours

§ Art. 22 para. 1 let. h NZV
§ Art. 6 NZV-BAV
§ Appendix 4 NZV-BAV



Price in CHF

For each station / remote control area OCC staffed out-of-hours, per hour / part hour and employee



Trains can travel on lines and through stations during the published line opening hours. Any station along the designated routes can also be a departure or destination station. These services are provided at no extra cost, irrespective of the technical equipment at the stations.

Travel outside of opening times

If such travel is feasible, a route may also be used outside of opening times. For travel on a route outside its published opening times, an out-of-hours staffing supplement is charged in addition to the train-path price for each station that has to be staffed.

Operations in stations outside opening hours:

The line opening hours as specified in the NZV-BAV apply in stations to the planned timetabled departure, arrival or transit time within or when entering or leaving a section of line.

If additional station facilities and/or services are used (e.g. shunting hump in marshalling yard, use of points outside remote-controlled area, etc.), the cost for these will be billed as per the pricing rates, provided the necessary resources are available and the IM has confirmed they can be used.


The calculation is based on the planned and timetabled departure, arrival or pass-through time within a route section or on entry into/exit from the section.

The main criterion is the departure time or the time of entry into the section. The calculation method more favourable to the RU is selected.

For every hour or part hour, the hourly rate will be multiplied by the number of service points manned for technical reasons (several signal boxes per service point = one service point).

If several customers request an extension to the standard opening times, the cost for every jointly used hour will be divided by the number of customers.

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