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do they actually check for tickets?

This was the question that my fiancee asked me after we arrived to Zurich and bought our first monthly pass at the airport.

On our first trip ever on the tram, on a Sunday afternoon, the inspectors appeared.

So far in one week, we have been checked twice!

so, short answer: Apparently they do!
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Re: do they actually check for tickets?

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Even when 'they don't' - they do ..... it's all done with surveillance cameras and gps locators in your mobile phone.
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Even when 'they don't' - they do ..... it's all done with surveillance cameras and gps locators in your mobile phone.
I have sown copper into all my clothes - which was considerably cheaper than buying a ticket.
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Ye shalt reap what ye sows ...... and get stitched up when you sew.
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Re: do they actually check for tickets?

Do bears shit in the woods?
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Re: do they actually check for tickets?

In three years at our current location we have never encountered controls on the Postauto bus - until 2 weeks ago when we had random teenagers visiting and the inspector hopped on at our somewhat remote stop...conspiracy theory (almost) confirmed.

My son has a yearly ticket so he was fine, but the other two 15/16 yrs old, had purchased tickets from the driver, but were not carrying ID. One of the two speaks very good French, in addition to Swedish/English, but he was NOT happy to communicate in anything other than German...it all ended rather undramatically but left them shaking in their boots at the attitude.

Yes, they check tickets, when one least expects it
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Their chief weapon is surprise.

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Re: do they actually check for tickets?

They have not, however, stooped to the level of comfy chairs!
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Old 09.03.2015, 15:40
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Re: do they actually check for tickets?

I expect a controller or two to have their seats reserved in each tram/train/cable car, bus, ski lift, etc. soon (subtle reference to unpegging of CHF to EUR).
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