Transalpine and cross-border passenger transport (A+GQPV)

The transalpine and cross-border transport (A+GQPV) survey is used to record passenger traffic flows beyond the Swiss borders and Alps by road and rail. This takes place every 5 years. Around 100 000 persons are interviewed on a voluntary basis, with interviews taking place directly at border and Alpine crossings. Over the year, interviews are carried out over 6 to 18 days per crossing. The survey days are chosen at random.

The following information is recorded during interviews:

  • Where those travelling are coming from (origin), where they are going to (destination) and why they are travelling (journey purpose)?
  • What vehicles (type of vehicle, fuel) are used in road traffic and in which country are they registered?
  •  Which class (1st/2nd) and transport function (regional/long-distance transport) are used in rail transport?

The recorded data can be used to calculate the transport performance in Switzerland of persons with a residence abroad. The transalpine and cross-border transport survey thus complements the Mobility and transport microcensus (MTMC) and the Public transport statistics (TP).

Fact sheet

Further information

Results, publications

Federal statistical office (FSO) – Transalpine and cross-border passenger transport (available in French and German)

Contact

Federal Statistical Office Section Mobility
Espace de l'Europe 10
CH-2010 Neuchâtel
Switzerland
Tel.
+41 58 463 64 68

Monday - Friday:
09.00 - 12.00 / 14.00 - 16.30

Contact

COVID-19

Survey suspended

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the A+GQPV 2020 survey has been suspended. The measures taken by the Confederation and Switzerland’s neighbouring countries meant that it was no longer possible to carry out the survey (border closures, cancellations of cross-border trains, significantly reduced mobility). The survey will resume in 2021.

Remark

Our English pages offer only a limited range of information on our statistical production. For our full range please consult our pages in French and German (top right hand screen).

https://www.bfs.admin.ch/content/bfs/en/home/statistics/mobility-transport/surveys/agqpv.html