Comparable fares, increased service, improved rail infrastructure – the canton of St. Gallen and the state of Vorarlberg have jointly drawn up a memorandum of understanding. In the coming years, this will serve as the basis for planning and implementing measures to improve cross-border public transport. “This concerns in particular the subject areas of tariffs, service density and rail infrastructure,” said the members of the government responsible for the departments, Landesrat Johannes Rauch and Regierungsrat Beat Tinner.
“While in the internal traffic of the regions attractive offers in public transport are available and intensively used, there is a considerable need to catch up on the supply and demand side in cross-border public transport,” said Landesrat Rauch: “It is important to look beyond the national horizon and to think as a common region as well as to further develop the neighborly cooperation.” Councillor Tinner also emphasized the close social and economic ties between the two regions: “There is still a lot of catching up to do in cross-border public transport. Tariff structures must be simplified and the offer must become more attractive.”