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Trafimage is the systematically structured display of maps , station plans and route network plans for public transport in Switzerland . Trafimage illustrates the offers of public transport in Switzerland in standardized, easy-to-read maps and station plans. The term "Trafimage" is made up of "traffic" and "image" (picture, presentation).

The information system (systematics, structure and design) specially developed for the Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) is part of the SBB corporate design and is protected by copyright. The appearance of Trafimage is also used by other transport companies, e.g. B. used by PostBus for communication.


The Trafimage maps are created on the basis of the electronic timetable and visualize the entire network of trains, buses, ships and cable cars in Switzerland. There are currently around 300 cards in different formats and scales for external and internal communication. The cards are available as print products (posters, folding cards and integrated in print media) as well as screen-optimized files. The application possibilities and product range of the cards are constantly being expanded and further developed.

Trafimage maps have also been available as interactive web maps since 2012 and use Swisstopo's geodata infrastructure for this purpose. The web maps are published at and can be integrated into your own websites via API interfaces.

There are maps in various scales, formats, languages ​​or with different backgrounds (relief or aerial photo). Examples are area cards for the general travelcard , the half-fare card and for the Swiss Travel Pass , route network cards on SBB trains and in stations, and cards for the Swiss timetable .

The data basis for most maps is the Trafimage TrackIT database, which is based on the electronic timetable and from which the points and lines for displaying the maps originate. Another important data source is the SBB database of fixed installations (DfA).

Station plans

Trafimage plans in Zurich main station

The SBB station plans form an independent product group in the Trafimage system. They show shopping and gastronomy offers at the train stations and provide information on public transport, transfer options and combined mobility.

The station plans cover 55 SBB stations and 10 BLS stations. All current plans can be viewed and downloaded at as posters and as a screen-optimized web version. Depending on the complexity, the stations are mapped two or three dimensional. There are also around 245 rail replacement plans that show customers the way to the departure point of the replacement bus in the event of a train cancellation. Trafimage plans are used by major public transport and tourism companies.

In 2014, the first interactive plan application was launched for Bern train station. It enables the search for all offers in a web application on the desktop or mobile devices.

The Trafimage station plans are based on several data sources. A CAD model is created for the building representations. This is based on DfA data. Swisstopo data are used for the environment.

Line network plans

The route network maps are primarily used in Swiss regional traffic and show schematically the connections of rail, bus and tram in public transport.

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Postbus route network map ( Memento of the original from January 27, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  2. Trafimage web map portal
  3. Trafimage station plans
  4. Interactive plan application