The English did us a huge favor. Thank you, Matthew Murray for that first steam powered locomotive! You lay the foundation for the Swiss Travel System, which works like clock-work and takes you anywhere. Reliable and fast. But we still try to improve it. Fancy an example? The new Gotthard Base Tunnel (opening in December) shortens travel time from Lucerne to Ticino by 40 minutes, the new Ceneri Base Tunnel (2019) by 1 hour.
Courtesy Switzerland Tourism.