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Aerial view of one of Basel's Rhine ports

Rhine Port at Kleinhüningen, Canton Basel City

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 network.

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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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