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Old 08.10.2012, 13:12
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Re: SBB Complaint: Fined for handwriting date on day pass

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In my town (canton ZH) the local buses have orange validating machines on the bus! In Zurich city, you need to stamp them at the bus- or tramstop in the ticket machine (if there is one), they have a special slot to validate pre-bought tickets. Maybe it is the same in Geneva?
Buses that service the more rural routes do have ticket machines on board, but they don't have a slot for validating pre-bought passes. Twenty-odd years ago all ticket machines in Geneva canton had such a slot but the cardboard multi-pass card tickets were replaced by credit card-type pre-payment cards at that point and the machines were changed to reflect this. So, no, Geneva ticket machines don't have a validation facility, either at a bus stop or on a vehicle. Until two years ago it was possible to buy a pack of tickets to use on routes starting in France but serviced by the TPG, and which needed to be date-stamped or written on by the driver (which method seemed to depend on the driver) but those are no longer avaliable and you now have to buy your ticket from the machine on the vehicle itself.
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