Grounding anniversary – swissinfo

October 2, 2011 marks the tenth anniversary of the grounding of Switzerland’s once proud national airline Swissair. Many of the staff members managed to get on board the new airline, Swiss. Some of the key players involved in the grounding still argue over who is to blame for the collapse of Swissair. (SF/
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Don’t trash the train – swissinfo

Swiss trains often look like battlefields after football fans have been in them. Repair bills can amount to thousands of francs. One of the country’s top teams, Young Boys, decided to put a stop to this by appointing monitors from its own fan base, to patrol the trains and calm down the rowdies. Swiss TV took a ride with one of the new train monitors to see how the pilot scheme was working out. (SF/
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Crash Of Swiss Air Flight 111 May Not Have Been An Accident!

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I want my train – swissinfo

Some people collect toy trains as a hobby. For others only real ones will do! A Swiss collector started buying and restoring historic trains. He now runs his trains on certain Swiss railway tracks. The trains can also be rented out for special occasions. (
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Bern airport takes off – swissinfo

Bern’s airport is experiencing a growth spurt. Two Swiss airlines are operating there and the small Swiss capital is better connected to the rest of Europe than ever before. But business leaders are wondering whether this relatively large network is sustainable. (SF/
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Hot Rod

berlin_07_1920.jpgIt’s bird, it’s a plane… no, it’s a German engineer’s idea of the car of tomorrow. Swiss-based Peter Maskus has designed the Acabion GTBO, a cross between a Formula One racecar and a fighter jet that looks like nothing out of Detroit, with a price tag to match: SFr3 million ($2.66 million). For that, the purchaser gets a top speed of 545 kilometres per hour, 750 horsepower but also up to 42 kilometres out of each litre of petrol. The trick: aerodynamics that make the Acabion look more like a bullet train and no side-by-side seating for the two passengers. A word of warning though: this vehicle is not street-legal, meaning those who can afford it might have to do with only a Ferrari or that souped-up Volkswagen, the Bugatti Veyron.