Page last updated 8th July 2024

The Swiss Railways Society was formed in 1980 for the purpose of bringing together those interested in Swiss Railways, but over the years has attracted those with a liking for other forms of transport such as trams, buses, boats, cable cars and funicular railways. Our numbers include many whose technical knowledge is slight but whose love of Switzerland and its railways bring them comfortably into contact with the historically and technically minded member as well as model makers at all levels of experience. For details of membership click here.

The June issue of Swiss Express was dispatched to members at the end of May.  This issue includes the following articles plus all the regular features.  The full contents can be viewed on the Swiss Express page.

 

●  From Altstäten 0ver the Stoss to Gais.
●  SBB Tractors Update.
●  SBB’s Stadler – built Trains Part One.
●  Generational change on the Bern Tram Network.
●  The Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn’s Brig Diversion.
●  Late Season Snow on the Rigi.
●  Matten by Interlaken – New Station on the BOB.

 

SRS Information

Society Members Discounts:
Switzerland Travel Centre offer 10% discount on their package holidays. More details are here

The Swiss Holiday Company is offering a 5% discount against holiday bookings. For details click here.

The Society has a Facebook page – please take a look, there is a link to it the foot of the page.
We also have a Facebook Group where Society Members can post information and ask questions. Please become a member of the group here.

Details of the 2025 AGM date and venue will be announced here when details have been finalised.

Latest News

Members now need to log-in to the “Members Area” using their own username and password. If  you haven’t yet registered  do it now by following this link. You will need to use the email address that the Society holds for you. Only registered members receive the monthly newsletter
Please note, this process is the only way to get access to the Member’s Area, self registration will not give you the necessary website access.

As mentioned in Swiss Express,  Switzerland Travel Centre have ended the discount offer on Travel Passes to members.  Please use this link to order your passes. This will benefit the Society, and indirectly our members. STC still offer 10% discount off their package holidays to members. Details of how to book are here.

8th July 2024;
Due to an increase in business and staff numbers Switzerland Travel Centre (STC) have today moved premises. Their new address is: Switzerland Travel Centre, 2nd Floor,  38-40 Commercial Road, London E1 1LN. The phone number is unchanged at  0207 420 4900.

The July email newletter was distributed to members registered with the website at the beginning of July. If you have registered with the website and not received your copy please check your SPAM folder. For any problems contact our newsletter editor.

17th June 2024:
The next International Zoom Meeting will be held on Sunday 21st July at 20:00. The speaker will be <Mike Baldry and the talk entitled  “Switzerland in the Sun”. The link to this meeting is available from the front page of the Member’s Area of the website. Remember these meetings are open to both members of the Society and those interested in Switzerland and it’s transport systems and the links to watch all the previous meetings since the beginning of 2022 are available from the same place. If you have any problems getting the link please email:meetings@swissrailsoc.org.uk.  We do need volunteers to give these talks for next year. Please contact Paul Russenberger.

17th June 2024:
A selection of photographs and prints from the Society Photographic Archive are being added to the website.  These can be viewed from within the Members’ Area. Please keep looking as new galleries are regulary being added. This is your chance to look at the Society Archive. The latest additions to the archive covers the CEV and BVZ railways.

1st May 2024:
The Society AGM on 27th April was very successful with over 70 members attending the event. The report in words and pictures is now available to view in the “Members Area”. We do not yet have a venue or date for the 2025 AGM. This will be announced in Swiss Express and on the website in due course.

Now available to buy from our shop is the latest edition of the Platform 5 Guide and stock lists to Swiss Railways compiled by David Haydock at the special price of £24. For more information please see our Sales News page or our Shop to buy it.

22nd April 2024:
We have a new book, The Glacier Express written by Society member Chris Dyke available from our shop. For more information  please see our Sales News or Shop page.

29th March 2024:
The HOm railers are now back in stock and we are now selling the European Railway Atlases. For more details visit our shop

5th December 2023:
Bill Salter reports that
the printed timetable that VCS, IGöV and Pro Bahn Schweiz have been producing in recent years will not be appearing this year as it has proved uneconomical to produce.

17th October 2022:
We are having difficulty getting information to put on our Swiss News, Swiss Events and Swiss Snippets webpages. If you have information that would be of interest to members to go on these pages then please contact the webmaster with the information.egistered, do it now.

Please note that the Society accepts credit and debit card payments for Membership or Sales transactions via PayPal or by on-line payment against an invoice.  Our prefered method of payment is by bank transfer.

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The Swiss Railways Society is a Company Limited by Guarantee and Having No Share Capital  Company No: 10368576  Registered in England and Wales.

Access to the Members Area is restricted to current members only. If you haven’t applied for your individual log-in details please register here.

Society Contacts – Names and Email  Addresses.

Members Of The Board – Photos and biographies.

Swiss Travel System – including timetable information.

Details of exhibitions the SRS Sales Stand will be attending are here.