German Catenary and Signalling in Basle

Clive Dean

Having watched this cab ride video on You Tube, when at 3.15 the train enters Switzerland, I'd like to ask why the catenary is of German type until the border, with the signalling changing near but not at the border. Is this historical due to the builder of the railway, or for some other reason. At most country borders, but not all by any means, the catenary usually changes at the border and the signalling at the station at which most loco changes (if any) are made.

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