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Travelling from Lucerne carnival without a ticket ( SBB hefty fine )

I was going back home from Lucerne to Zug by train last night and it wasn't even 10 sec when my favorite guy appeared (they knew there will be lots of drunks coming back with no valid tickets? ) and as it happened I couldn't find my ticket. I looked everywhere many times but no luck. Result: 95chf fee to pay, oh joy...

At the end I didn't find that ticket but I have my husband's ticket from that day. The problem is that he was going from Rotkreuz where he works and we planned to meet in Lucerne HB. Do you think they will accept it? Can I say the conductor was drunk and made a mistake?:P I guess I have no choice now but I really payed for that trip. This is so much $$$, I can't believe it happened to me.

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Old 17.02.2012, 11:05
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Re: coming from Lucerne carnival, no train ticket

Say the conductor was drunk? That's a brilliant idea; it has to work. I was going to suggest cutting out a piece of orangey card and writing "Luzern -> Zug" on it, but I think your idea might be a little bit better.
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Say the conductor was drunk? That's a brilliant idea; it has to work. I was going to suggest cutting out a piece of orangey card and writing "Luzern -> Zug" on it, but I think your idea might be a little bit better.
I know but I really hoped for a miracle to happen last night.
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Old 17.02.2012, 11:27
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Re: coming from Lucerne carnival, no train ticket

Your best bet is to search all your pockets/bags and try and find the ticket you did buy, then you should be able to get the fine reduced to a small (I believe 5 CHF) penalty.
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Old 17.02.2012, 11:30
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Re: coming from Lucerne carnival, no train ticket

You can write to them, admitting your fault, and requesting for a reduction ( under Fair Trade rules ), as I did once ( in this post and here too ). A complete waiver is not possible though.
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Old 17.02.2012, 11:55
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Re: coming from Lucerne carnival, no train ticket

if you paid for your ticket with a debit/credit card you could perhaps use that as a proof? Surely the exact amount would correspond to the price of the ticket.
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Old 17.02.2012, 12:31
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Re: Travelling from Lucerne carnival without a ticket ( SBB hefty fine )

thank you. Yes I payed with a card. It should help. I'll go there now and tell them what I think of it all
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Re: Travelling from Lucerne carnival without a ticket ( SBB hefty fine )

lets see if I understand this?
you couldnt find your ticket
you don't want to pay a CHf 95. fine

so the solution is to try to the ticket inspected in trouble and possibly fired by saying HE was drunk ?

oh ya... brilliant.



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Re: Travelling from Lucerne carnival without a ticket ( SBB hefty fine )

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Do you think they will accept it? Can I say the conductor was drunk and made a mistake? or should I just go and pay? I guess I have no choice now but I really payed for that trip. This is so much $$$, I can't believe it happened to me.

I hope they dont fine you another amount for disgracing an officer at work.
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Re: Travelling from Lucerne carnival without a ticket ( SBB hefty fine )

no, the solution is to pay as I should and be careful next time. Good enough for you?
Of course I would never do that. It was a JOKE but obviously not everyone got it. I thought this forum should be fun but maybe I'm not the one who's allowed to joke here... Do you expect the worst behavior from me because I'm new and 'deserve' it or is it so much fun to bite my head off and you can't resist it? That's why I never write on this forum as dealing with judgmental answers like this one will be annoying. Thanks for your useful answer and showing everyone how sneaky I am.
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I hope they dont fine you another amount for disgracing an officer at work.
or the Ticket inspector sue you for slander!
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Re: Travelling from Lucerne carnival without a ticket ( SBB hefty fine )

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Why groan grynch? Why? You are so right, stir it up! Bring some fresh blood, everyone is bored as hell here. Many people will thank you. Here they come...
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or the Ticket inspector sue you for slander!
yes of course, the inspector will sue me I'm sure you all wish me best here. You forgot I might also get deported! Any other useful remarks or shall we close this thread now?
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Why groan grynch? Why? You are so right, stir it up! Bring some fresh blood, everyone is bored as hell here. Many people will thank you. Here they come...
having a bad day?.. ok lets just go back to the first post... maybe it's the fact that English is not your mother tongue ... but I don't think very many people would understand "Can I say the conductor was drunk" was a joke.

If you really meant it as that than I am sorry ( still not funny however. )

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It was a JOKE but obviously not everyone got it. I thought this forum should be fun but maybe I'm not the one who's allowed to joke here...



A bit like my post in this thread



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Re: Travelling from Lucerne carnival without a ticket ( SBB hefty fine )

I think not everyone realised that you meant that part about accusing the train inspector as drunk as a joke. Maybe include a smiley like this next time in order to avoid something like that. Sarcasm can be tricky in the internet.

I think you should try what someone else suggested and show them the proof of payment. It is, however, possible that they won't accept this and you still have to pay. It is at least worth a try. And based on personal experience don't give up if the first person won't accept it. Just say thank you tell them you will pay the fine tomorrow and try at a different train station. Because some people are more keen on helping you than others.

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Re: Travelling from Lucerne carnival without a ticket ( SBB hefty fine )

And OP, do let us know on this thread of the outcome of your appeal to SBB. Your experience might be useful for others.

Earlier announcements:

SBB - 90+ CHF surcharge/fine from 11.12.11 for tickets bought onboard

90 CHF surcharge for buying ticket on train
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Re: Travelling from Lucerne carnival without a ticket ( SBB hefty fine )

you could try telling them you were drunk (which may or may not be a joke) and couldn't find your ticket...
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Re: Travelling from Lucerne carnival without a ticket ( SBB hefty fine )

Your plan wouldn't work.

SBB inspectors are habitually drunk. It's in their job description.

Try to get him done for not speaking Rätoromanisch correctly.
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having a bad day?.. ok lets just go back to the first post... maybe it's the fact that English is your mother tongue ... but I don't think very many people would understand "Can I say the conductor was drunk" was a joke.

If you really meant it as that than I am sorry ( still not funny however. )
Not a bad day but typical day. Thanks for asking anyway. We have different sense of humor then. Yes I agree it might be the fact that English is NOT my mother tongue but I still find it hilarious maybe because I know I'm far away from doing something like this but I really don't feel like giving more and more explanations about it. No you did not understand it and I do not appreciate your message. I don't have the mentality or thief or criminal so do not show me in this light. Some people got it No more jokes from my side on this forum. Promise.

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