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Re: You've been Switzerlanded - what does it mean for you?

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It's an honest question, seriously. If everything is better in Switzerland, why does anyone live in awful Britain? Why are so many people moving to London rather than Paris? Things are so bad there, the food is terrible, taxes are high, crime is through the roof...horrific!
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Why are people who have to travel with short notice disorganised?

There's a raft of situations where you have to travel immediately and none of them imply that the traveller is disorganised.
Having to travel the same day for a long distance can of course happen in sudden or emergency situations. But I think we'd agree that this is an exception for organised people and any saving you made in the UK by buying in advance for your train tickets would more than offset the occasional same day excursion you may want /need to take by train.
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Re: You've been Switzerlanded - what does it mean for you?

hehehehe think you're onto a loser with this point porsch of all the things we get bent over for here the public transport system isn't one of em
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Re: You've been Switzerlanded - what does it mean for you?

It is absolutely none of your business, of course. She and OH have often thought about it, for safety and education for the kids. But they both have faulous jobs in London (including BUPA cover)- but they certainly do hate the daily commute, which is so expensive and often a nightmare as said above.

Porsche you've forgotten to mention my comment on the 38CHF Commune day tickets you are quite able to avail yourself from. About 25 quid to cover the whole country for 24hrs, including boats and many mountain trains and cable-cars and without Peak Time restrictions- wow now that is good value - and absolutely no need for a half-fare card either.
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It's an honest question, seriously. If everything is better in Switzerland, why does anyone live in awful Britain? Why are so many people moving to London rather than Paris? Things are so bad there, the food is terrible, taxes are high, crime is through the roof...horrific!
Local language plays a significant role in this choice.
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Re: You've been Switzerlanded - what does it mean for you?

If members need to argue a point, even if majority disagrees, we will let them argue a point. If it irritates, ignore. No need to officiously point out one's personal interpretation of what "the thread title" says. Debates evolve, this is not a class. No need to think police a thread, bounce it to the assumed OP's intentions, anytime somebody insists on disagreeing with us. People will veer away from the title in public forum debates, Sherlocks.

(And, personally, transport is a rip off here, if you allow a different country of comparison than the UK. But I prefer it than having a car anyways, even if I could afford one)
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hehehehe think you're onto a loser with this point porsch of all the things we get bent over for here the public transport system isn't one of em
Oh I know bigblue. But I think I've proven that for non-commuters public transport isn't as expensive as people think it is in the UK. This was my original point and I'm happy to have proven that. The only complaint I have for public transport is being a slave to timetables but this is the same everywhere.

I hardly use the train etc. since getting a car. It works out much cheaper for two people (one without half price) to take the car. And for trips to the airport I get the better half a commune day ticket to avoid parking.
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(And, personally, transport is a rip off here, if you allow a different country of comparison than the UK. But I prefer it than having a car anyways, even if I could afford one)

just out of interest, which countries have a better public transport system? I love the way connecting trains work here, they actually wait! and when I get off the train there is a bus waiting, and again is the bus/train is late then the bus/train waits so I'm never left stranded anywhere.

never used public transport anywhere else I've been where everything was so integrated
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Free NHS.
Most people in Europe have "free" health care at home.
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Porsche you've forgotten to mention my comment on the 38CHF Commune day tickets you are quite able to avail yourself from. About 25 quid to cover the whole country for 24hrs, including boats and many mountain trains and cable-cars and without Peak Time restrictions- wow now that is good value - and absolutely no need for a half-fare card either.
40CHF where I live and yes excellent value. Personally prefer to use the car with the little one. The trains only have one child zone carriage per ICN train with one space for a pram.

I'm sure most would agree a car is much easier and flexible with a small child.

Had a great time with parents picking the furthest away destination to use our carte journalieres. Went to Ticino and were going to buy a supplement to lake como but my Mum forgot her passport. Of course the border folks wouldn't let someone of our colour through with just a driver's license. But a fun day still.
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It is absolutely none of your business, of course. She and OH have often thought about it, for safety and education for the kids. But they both have faulous jobs in London (including BUPA cover)- but they certainly do hate the daily commute, which is so expensive and often a nightmare as said above.

Porsche you've forgotten to mention my comment on the 38CHF Commune day tickets you are quite able to avail yourself from. About 25 quid to cover the whole country for 24hrs, including boats and many mountain trains and cable-cars and without Peak Time restrictions- wow now that is good value - and absolutely no need for a half-fare card either.

It's only my business when you mention your daughter and her experiences of the horror that is the UK on a thread that's about a comparison between value and the quality of life in the UK and Switzerland.
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Old 30.04.2014, 13:41
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Re: You've been Switzerlanded - what does it mean for you?

Only mentioned the horrors of commuting into London by train- because it is the reality for those who have too.

I love the UK, my daughters were born and bred there and love the UK (and Switzerland too, but inv ery different ways, like us) there are pluses and minuses of living there and here- and it is not a competition- I can love both, and still be critical of some aspects both here, and there. But certainly if we are talking about the minuses of living in CH, trains is just the wrong tree to bark at, really.

Porsche, for long journeys with kids, I think trains are much much better- kid can move around, have a table to draw and do puzzles, walk to the restaurant car, etc- have a sleep on the seat lying down rather than tied upright into a seat, etc. (of course a choice- entirely up to you).

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Only mentioned the horrors of commuting into London by train- because it is the reality for those who have too.

I love the UK, my daughter was born ad bred there and loves the UK- there are pluses and minuses of living there and here- and it is not a competition- I can love both, and still be critical of some aspects both here, and there. But certainly if we are talking about the minuses of living in CH, trains is just the wrong tree to bark at, really.

Personally, I think trains are crap everywhere. The big shining star of Swiss transport for me is the tram system in Zurich.
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Porsche, for long journeys with kids, I think trains are much much better- kid can move around, have a table to draw and do puzzles, walk to the restaurant car, etc- have a sleep on the seat lying down rather than tied upright into a seat, etc.
Ahem, don't want to be mean....but let people transport their little darlings by car.
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Re: You've been Switzerlanded - what does it mean for you?

To make everyone happy should I mention that the Swiss railway network architecture was designed by British engineers in 1850 and therefore deserves it's "expensive" pricing

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To make everyone happy should I mention that the Swiss railway network architecture was designed by British engineers in 1850 and therefore deserves it's "expensive" pricing

ps: felt like Wolli for a moment
Not really, it's an interesting point.
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Not really, it's an interesting point.
Are you implying that Wolli's posts are not interesting?
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Are you implying that Wolli's posts are not interesting?
No....I'm a very nice man.
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from 42CHF.

That's with a half price card. If I added a 16-25 railcard to my journey it would be £11.

But planning a journey one day in advance and using a half price card compared to no discount in the UK gives more or less the same price
if you're talking under 25, then gleis 7 will get you travel throughout switzerland for around £7.40 a month.
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just out of interest, which countries have a better public transport system? I love the way connecting trains work here, they actually wait! and when I get off the train there is a bus waiting, and again is the bus/train is late then the bus/train waits so I'm never left stranded anywhere.

never used public transport anywhere else I've been where everything was so integrated
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