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Old 13.09.2011, 05:40
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New train ticket rules

In the news today:

Beginning December 11, 2011, we'll no longer be able to buy any tickets on the train, even for the big lines, i.e intercities. No ticket will mean a 90-franc fine. Disabled passengers and lost people won't be penalised, and train personnel will also use their discretion with tourists and others who clearly aren't trying to cheat.

We'll still be able to buy class upgrades, but the minimum on-board price will rise from 5 to 10 francs. Ouch!

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http://mobile.24heures.ch/depeches/suisse/billets-ne-pourront-bientot-achetes-train
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Old 13.09.2011, 06:01
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Re: New train ticket rules

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SIn the news today:

Beginning December 11, 2011, we'll no longer be able to buy any tickets on the train, even for the big lines, i.e intercities. No ticket will mean a 90-franc fine. Disabled passengers and lost people won't be penalised, and train personnel will also use their discretion with tourists and others who clearly aren't trying to cheat.

We'll still be able to buy class upgrades, but the minimum on-board price will rise from 5 to 10 francs. Ouch!

Edit: link in French-

http://mobile.24heures.ch/depeches/s...-achetes-train
I don't read French, but by "minimum on-board price" do you mean "surcharge"? I was thinking that the surcharge had already been lifted to 10 CHF, but as I hold a GA, I'm not exactly current...

I guess it's fair enough. Don't expect a lot of that discretion, though.
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I don't read French, but by "minimum on-board price" do you mean "surcharge"? I was thinking that the surcharge had already been lifted to 10 CHF, but as I hold a GA, I'm not exactly current...

I guess it's fair enough. Don't expect a lot of that discretion, though.
Not exactly. By minimum price, it means that for my trip, Lausanne-Geneva, I'll have to pay 10 francs for an upgrade on-board, whereas at the machine or ticket booth it is 6.90 (with GA discount). For longer trips, where the usual upgrade would already be 10+ francs, there'll be no 'penalty'.

In fact, the former 10-franc surcharge you mention for buying regular tickets on the train has been raised to 90 francs! Ouch!
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Many thanks for a link I can read

Those of us who do not read German would love more French links ... my usual reaction is to go straight to Google Actualités to attempt to get an intelligible version of events.
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More news today that Police on trains will be armed from now on, but with weapon concealed.
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Re: New train ticket rules

Just curious: what are "lost people?"

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In the news today:

Beginning December 11, 2011, we'll no longer be able to buy any tickets on the train, even for the big lines, i.e intercities. No ticket will mean a 90-franc fine. Disabled passengers and lost people won't be penalised, and train personnel will also use their discretion with tourists and others who clearly aren't trying to cheat.

We'll still be able to buy class upgrades, but the minimum on-board price will rise from 5 to 10 francs. Ouch!

Edit: link in French-

http://mobile.24heures.ch/depeches/s...-achetes-train
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Re: New train ticket rules

This was briefly discussed with links in this thread as well ( post 383 onwards ):

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I should hope they are going to keep their weapons concealed in public
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