Promoting public transport
The Transport Specialist Group provides a link between the cantonal authorities and our municipalities. It is committed to improving regional public transport planning and provision.
The body brings together representatives from the municipalities, the St. Gallen Office for Public Transport, the Office for Construction and Infrastructure of the Principality of Liechtenstein, the Graubünden Office for Energy and Transport, rail and bus service providers and specialist advisers.
Its primary focus is on public transport. In accordance with its defined remit, the Specialist Group takes a strategic, whole-region approach to its work. It cultivates strong working relationships with the Werdenberg-Liechtenstein Agglomeration Association and with IG Bahn in the Rhine Valley, whose services are overseen and supported by the Sarganserland-Werdenberg Regional Association.
In accordance with the agreement with the Canton of St. Gallen Office for Public Transport, requests, changes to services, consultation processes, conceptual and strategic work and customer complaints are coordinated and dealt with at a regional level.
- Extending the double track between Buchs and Sargans (scheduled to open in December 2024)
- Introducing a half-hourly IR13 service between Chur and St. Gallen (December 2024)
- Chur–Zurich RE train stations in Flums and Unterterzen (December 2024)
- Planning bus routes following the introduction of the half-hourly REX service (December 2024)
- Applications for regional public transport requests/development (for a timescale from 2025 to 2040)
- Determining suitable sites for long-distance bus stops in the region (2019)
- Daniel Gut (Chairman), Mayor of Buchs
- Jörg Tanner, Mayor of Sargans
- Erich Zoller, Mayor of Quarten
- Henrik Caduff, Liechtenstein National Administration
- Andreas Deterling, BUS Ostschweiz AG
- Astrid Eggenberger, Liechtenstein National Administration
- Urs Heuberger (Specialist Adviser), asa AG
- Reto Killias, Municipal Council of Mels
- Corinna Kühnis, SBB AG
- Michael Lutz, Canton of St. Gallen
- Thierry Müller, Canton of Graubünden
- Werner Wolgensinger, Municipality of Sevelen