Now SBB Visa 1/2 fare cards, for L permit holders too!
Almost a year-n-half back, while trying to buy the SBB 1/2 fare card, I was told that I could get only the normal 1/2 fare card because I have a L-permit. The Visa 1/2 fare cards (prepaid or credit) were issued only to people with B permits (B, C or others..)..
This has now changed. Based on a news, today I was at the Zurich HB SBB counter to make this enquiry and they said they are now issuing these Visa cards to people with L-permit as well.
Thought to share this info as someone might find it useful.
P.S. I have applied to convert my non-visa 1/2 fare card to a visa half fare card. I only had to pay CHF 5 as the rest was matched with the cancelation of my old card (this amount varies based on the issue date of the old card).