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Old 29.12.2011, 16:02
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Question about moving furniture in train

Is it possible to move furniture in a local train in zurich ... for example from Affoltern in zurich to oerlikon and change train to kloten?

for funiture i refer to something big, not extremely big.. i can move it by myself ...

If i can... do i have to buy a half card for it .. or just take it there?
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Old 29.12.2011, 17:07
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Re: Question about moving furniture in train

If it's any bigger than a large suitcase or a bicycle, I wouldn't take it just because it would look rediculous... Otherwise I don't see a problem
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Old 29.12.2011, 17:10
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Re: Question about moving furniture in train

Jajaja yeah it is going to look rediculous but at this point i dont care that much ... i just don want to have problems with control guys
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Old 29.12.2011, 17:19
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Re: Question about moving furniture in train

We thought about this option too, but decided not to in the end, though I don't know if it is allowed or not. Maybe it's a grey area (do those exist here?) I know if you take a bike, you have to pay extra, though if you take your bike in a box, disassembled, you don't. Why the difference? Beats me.

We took a trip to IKEA with two of the largest duffle bags you have ever seen worn as backpacks, and as much as we could carry in our arms. It was awkward, but manageable.

In general it can be better to ask forgiveness later than permission now, but that doesn't seem to ring true here, especially when it comes to transit. It might be worth just asking at the local train station.
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Jajaja yeah it is going to look rediculous but at this point i dont care that much ... i just don want to have problems with control guys
I would ask at the main station or one of the control guys the next time you come across one of them...
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Old 29.12.2011, 17:27
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Re: Question about moving furniture in train

yeah that idea cross my mind..
i have so much luck with controls ... i rarely see them so it would be better to ask in the station i guess.

Freakin affoltern station is only a migrolino xD .. i have to go to oerlikon to get some answers xD

thanks for your replys guys will let you know the answer i got
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Re: Question about moving furniture in train

I once saw some people move a kids' bed, large storage box, four suitcases and something unidentified wrapped in plastic on the ICN from Lausanne to Olten. I was right behind them and they weren't asked to pay more despite taking up eight seats during rush hour.

I have a picture somewhere, I tweeted my disbelief at the time iirc...
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Re: Question about moving furniture in train

Just bust out some cash for a small van and transport it. For
a small van, we paid just over 120CHF for a day.
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Re: Question about moving furniture in train

When I first got here, I picked up a table from another EF member.
I put the demounted legs in my backpack and carried the (heavy) top with my hands.

Transported it in tram, train and bus without an extra ticket... no questions asked. The flat table top did not really take up a lot of space anyway.

If in doubt, I would just ask it at the station before boarding the train.
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