Public Transport #08: Zurich
SBB CFF FFS
Although there are four official languages in Swiss: German, French, Italian and Romansh, the first three are the most commonly used in Swiss. As such, naming of a company/institution often comes in three abbreviation.
Swiss Federal Railways is SBB CFF FFS
SBB = Schweizerische Bundesbahnen (German)
CFF = Chemins de fer fédéraux suisses (French)
FFS = Ferrovie federali svizzere (Italian)
I assume most people will just call it SBB — but I am wondering if the French and Italian speaker would actually calls it CFF or FFS respectively.
G: Are you going to take the SBB to Geneva?
F: Non! I’m taking CFF
G: How about you?
I: I’m taking FFS…