BLS merger?

Giger-Baumann <giger.baumann@...>

[second revised posting]

The second railway company of the country, the BLS is target of a takeover by
SBB, fully owned by the confederation. SBB wants to buy stock from the canton of
Berne, who holds a majority in BLS. Government of the canton of Valais fear a
setting behind of the L�tschberg-route, SBB preferring the Gotthard-route. Apart
from this, BLS has enogh locomotives to be a true competitor in freight transit.
What do you think about SBB plans?

Newspaper "Der Bund" reported, that BLS stock was up by 66%. Speculation?

Markus Giger