Latest Swiss Federal Railways Stories

2011-02-28 14:00:00

LAS VEGAS, Feb. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) and Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU) today announced that they are helping Switzerland's leading transportation company, Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (SBB), improve on-time arrivals and increase customer satisfaction to safely and efficiently transport 900,000 passengers and more than 220,000 tons of cargo each day. SBB, one of the most efficient railways in Europe, can find and repair over 50 percent of the typical...

2009-06-16 08:00:00

Intergraph G/Technology will serve as foundation for the largest geographic information system (GIS) in the country HUNTSVILLE, Ala., June 16 /PRNewswire/ -- SBB will implement Intergraph(R) next-generation infrastructure management technology to geospatially capture and manage assets for the Swiss railway, which supports the transport of 9,000 trains per day and 306 million passengers a year. With assets including more than 3,000 kilometers of rail, 5,200 buildings and 28,000 employees -...

2008-07-22 00:00:17

Supercomputing Systems AG Uses CodeMesh JMS Courier to Create Automated Safety Solution for State-of-the-Art Rail System Schwartz Communications, Inc. John Moran/Brian Kramer, 781-684-0770 codemesh@schwartz-pr.com Logo: http://www.codemesh.com CodeMesh, Inc., the leading provider of solutions for integrating programming languages, today announced that Supercomputing Systems AG, a Zurich-based engineering company, relies on CodeMesh JMS Courier for the railway safety application...

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This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'