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BLS Cargo. The Alpinists.

BLS Cargo is the corridor haulage provider on the central north-south axis through Swit-zerland. We operate from Switzerland and, together with our capable partners, are able to offer you complete service packages between the North Sea and the Mediterranean. Block trains in unaccompanied combined transport, conventional wagonload services, as well as the rolling highway constitute our key service. Rail haulage services within Switzerland as well as in import and export transport make up a further mainstay of our operations. Working together with our international partners, we deploy our modern multi-system locomotives across national borders. BLS Cargo's shareholders are BLS AG (52%), SNCF Logistics (45%) and Ambrogio (3%).

BLS Cargo’s market share in Swiss transit rail traffic is currently about 26%. This means that BLS Cargo is a key player on the Swiss rail transport scene, making a major contribution to meeting national targets for shifting freight traffic from road to rail.

Milestones in the history of BLS Cargo

2017 SNCF Logistics acquires a stake in BLS Cargo.
2016 BLS Cargo presents 1st RE 475.
2015 BLS Cargo has ordered 15 locomotives Vectron.
2014 BLS Cargo wins the Swiss Logistics Award 2014 with «One locomotive – four countries».
2014 Buyback of BLS Cargo shares from DB Schenke by BLS AG.
First commercial run of the Last-Mile-Locomotive.
2013 Focus on profitable traffic
2011 Together with Bombardier, BLS Cargo introduces the new rental last-mile locomotive.
2010 Baptism of the new multi-system locomotive Re 486 in Domodossola (I) 
2009 The new Re 486 multi-system locomotives operate over the border into Italy for the first time


Delivery of multi-system locomotives for use in Germany, Austria, Italy and Switzerland
DB Schenker (Railion Deutschland AG) raises its share capital from 20% to 45% and IMT from 2.3% to 3%


Opening of the Lötschberg base tunnel
Founding of BLS Cargo Deutschland GmbH

Setting up of services to and from France


Founding of BLS Cargo Italia S.r.l.

Receipt of network access in Germany


Hupac public tender launches competition on the railways

Start of Railport models with Railion


Setting up of the Chiasso service centre

ISO certification 9001:2000


BLS Cargo enters the Gotthard market for the first time

First cross-border operating models with Railion


Opening up of shares to foreign partners

First multi-system locomotive (Re 485) comes into service


Founding of BLS Cargo AG
Conclusion of the basic agreement between BLS and SBB