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Old 07.01.2008, 20:31
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E Tram / Cargo Tram (Zurich)

Dear EF,

I have just checked the web site
http://www.vbz.ch/vbz_opencms/opencm...gen/Cargotram/
but i am still a bit confused about this service (you know i am not very smart and my pigeon German doesn't help....)

So, if i understood this correctly, all that needs to be done is to bring the stuff to the tram stop at the designated times and dates, and they will take of disposing it? Can i use any tram stop on that specific line? Is this service free?

Many thanks for your help,

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Old 07.01.2008, 20:44
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Re: E Tram / Cargo Tram (Zurich)

Here's a summary of the most important points (IMO):

- You can bring your stuff to any of the nine stops mentioned on the list (at the times stated) - not any stop on the line; it's mostly the end of the line.

- This offer is reserved for pedestrians, cyclists and passengers using public transport. I.e. you cannot load up your car / van and unload it at one of the stops

- It's a free service, a few exceptions are listed, such as car tyres etc...

- The cargo tram is for rubbish that is too large/too heavy for the Züri-Säcke (white rubbish bags)

- The e-tram is for electrical items, such as hairdryers, keyboards (?) etc.

Let me know if you want a more specific translation...
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Old 08.01.2008, 10:14
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Re: E Tram / Cargo Tram (Zurich)

OOohhh, mi gozo en un pozo [my joy down in a well]

Now, all i have to do is figure out how to carry all my stuff in tram at rush hour....

Does anyone knows if there is any other place/possibility where i can leave electronic devices/small furniture items? I am starting to feel very tempted to start doing long walks in sleepless evenings........

Many thanks for your help, Crumbs!
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Old 08.01.2008, 10:31
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Does anyone knows if there is any other place/possibility where i can leave electronic devices/small furniture items? I am starting to feel very tempted to start doing long walks in sleepless evenings........
You can dispose of electronic household items for free in any electronics store that sells similar items (so please don't take your industry-sized old fridge to a mobile phone store ).

In Zurich, furniture can be disposed in the recycling station Hagenholz. It doesn't cost a fortune and every household in the city gets a voucher once a year for one free disposal, so you could save the last thirty-something Francs too, should you have one. A forum search for Hagenholz should provide you with further information.
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Old 29.07.2008, 14:57
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Now, all i have to do is figure out how to carry all my stuff in tram at rush hour....
You don't exactly have to do it in the rush hour. The cargo tram is open all day and in many cases doesn't shut down till 7pm.

Any electronics shop is also obliged to take back old devices, even if you didn't buy them there. This is why you see "vorgezogene recyclinggebühr" on the bill when you buy stuff. You are basically paying for the recycling in advance.

I'm not sure whether you have to pay this when you import stuff you bought abroad though. Does anybody have any experience?

Sometimes you can also strike a deal with furniture shops that they dispose of your old stuff for you. This is no right though and if they don't want to you have to accept it.

But for me the cargo tram is still by far the most fun option.
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You can dispose of electronic household items for free in any electronics store that sells similar items (so please don't take your industry-sized old fridge to a mobile phone store ).

In Zurich, furniture can be disposed in the recycling station Hagenholz. It doesn't cost a fortune and every household in the city gets a voucher once a year for one free disposal, so you could save the last thirty-something Francs too, should you have one. A forum search for Hagenholz should provide you with further information.
The other Recyclinghof is Werdhölzli. It's right across (25m) from the endstation of Tram 4. When I moved I disposed of some old computer gear (including a monitor) and miscellaneous other stuff. In all it took three trips and not once did the employee on hand (mostly telling people what goes on which heap/container) ask for the voucher. A well-spent Saturday morning, not many people about at 8 a.m. The Nbr 4 Tram is a new Cobra, easy to get on and off with a rollie-bag/suitcase on wheels.
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Re: E Tram / Cargo Tram (Zurich)

Today is Cargo Tram day but I'm a little confused as to what time it is as there are two times - can someone help me my German is bad (new German course starts Monday ;-) )

http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/...otram_2010.pdf
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Re: E Tram / Cargo Tram (Zurich)

I've just looked at the pdf and it says regular collecting hours are 15:00-19:00, except the collection at the University Irchel where the hours are 11:30-15:30.
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I've just looked at the pdf and it says regular collecting hours are 15:00-19:00, except the collection at the University Irchel where the hours are 11:30-15:30.
thanks thats what I hoped it said ;-)
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Re: E Tram / Cargo Tram (Zurich)

But can you pick up stuff there? Go there and hope for luck, maby people are throwing nice things.
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Pick up furnitures for free?
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Re: E Tram / Cargo Tram (Zurich)

Do you need to show any sort of identification proving you're a Zuricher? or is just a big cargo tram that you throw things into, willy nilly? Because if so, that's fun.

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Old 26.09.2011, 17:33
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They have never asked for my ID.
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They have never asked for my ID.
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Re: E Tram / Cargo Tram (Zurich)

What if I have a bulky item (mattress) that I can't carry to the Cargo tram stop do they do some kind of collection service?
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Re: E Tram / Cargo Tram (Zurich)

The original link the thread is dead. I think that this is the new one: http://www.stadt-zuerich.ch/content/...und_etram.html
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Old 17.02.2012, 21:24
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Re: E Tram / Cargo Tram (Zurich)

Thanks. Can't find information about collection if you can't get items to cargo stop. All very well that the service is reserved for those using public transport but I can't take a double mattress on the tram to the nearest stop to me (Irchel)
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