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Storage facilities and cranes at one of Basel's Rhine ports

Rhine Port at Auhafen Muttenz, Basel Country

The Rhine gives Switzerland free access to the high seas. Basel is therefore a major trans-shipment centre. It has four ports, all of which are closely integrated into the European road and rail systems. Auhafen Muttenz is the Rhine port furthest from the sea. Beyond this point there is no commercial shipping.

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  • The streamlined Cisalpino train hurtles through the countryside
  • Children playing on a slide in one of the SBB's family coaches
  • St Ursanne viaduct
  • A container being transhipped from road to rail
  • A container is offloaded from a lorry to a rail truck

 

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