Private railways

On 20.10.2002, Expo.02 marked the end of an operating period that has probably never been equalled in terms of intensity and length on the Swiss railway network. Compared to Expo64 in Lausanne, when a good 20% of visitors travelled by train, this time the targets were much higher: More than 50% of the public should come to Expo.02 by train. The decentralised organisation of Expo.02 with the four Arteplages Biel-Bienne, Murten-Morat, Neuchâtel and Yverdon-les-Bains posed a new problem.

In addition to the Swiss Federal Railways, private railway companies were also responsible for transporting Expo.02 visitors.

Transports Publics Fribourgeois (TPF) offered a continuous Fribourg-Murten-Ins-Neuchâtel service every hour from the 2001 timetable change. On the Murten-Neuchâtel section, the service was increased in the afternoon during Expo.02 with additional express trains every half hour.

BLS ran its NINA trains between Berne and Murten in double traction to meet demand.

In Yverdon-les-Bains, TRAVYS (Transport Vallée de Joux-Yverdon-les-Bains-Ste-Croix) provided the connection between the railway station and the Expo.02 car park with its two new articulated railcars for the Yverdon-les-Bains-Ste-Croix route.