In 1995 the Federal Council confirms the NRLA as part of a network option incorporating the construction of the Gotthard and Lötschberg Base Tunnels. It instructs the Department of Finance to develop a new funding model. President of the Confederation Kaspar Villiger, Federal Councillors Adolf Ogi and Otto Stich brief the public.
« With their decision of 4 October 1991 regarding the construction of the Swiss rail link through the Alps, the Councils approved the concept comprising two new transit axes. »Federal Department of Transport, Communications and Energy, Consultation document for the Federal Council, 13.02.1995