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Old 09.03.2012, 22:11
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Transporting large items by tram

Does anyone know if I have to buy some kind of extra special ticket for travelling with a bulky item (table top) by tram? I can't seem to find any information about it.
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Old 09.03.2012, 22:12
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Re: Transporting large items by tram

None required to my knowledge. I have brought back a side table ( used the last car with more space ).
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Old 09.03.2012, 22:44
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Re: Transporting large items by tram

I once transported 2 bed bases by tram and no problems. I did however make sure I did it in a quite time of the day
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Re: Transporting large items by tram

Thanks! I wonder why they charge for a bike but not a bed then. I looked on the ZVV and it says you can carry 'hand luggage'. Not sure my table is really, er, handy but it doesn't say anything else about luggage that I can find. Will travel at a quiet time of day and hope for the best
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Re: Transporting large items by tram

I have a long experience of transporting big stuff by tram and nobody really complained... it was just funny e.g. to look at the faces of people who couldn't enter the tram at the door we were blocking with some 2.20 meters long pieces of a wardrobe :-)

As for the additional ticket for the bike, my understanding is that carrying a bike possibly allows you to save the cost of one way in the journey as you have it to ride back (think about going up to the zoo)... otherwise it wouldn't make sense to have a special ticket just for bikes and not for any big item.

Looking forward to the next large item transport (I will soon need to move a new fridge :-))!
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Re: Transporting large items by tram

http://tpg.ch/_pdf/service-clients/D...au_des_tpg.pdf

This is a link to the relevant rules for the TPG, sorry, it's in french.
But basically on Page 19, section 3 it says that 'you are allowed to carry luggage or other items that occupy a space no larger than a person standing upright, and weighing no more than 30 kilos.
You are responsible for any damage caused to other people, TPG property or yourself and can be fined (presumably if the driver or inspector thinks you're causing a nuisance).

They'll be particularly annoyed if you block the doorways as that's a safety hazard.

I wouldn't think the rules on public transport in Zurich or elsewhere were very different to the ones for Geneva.

I do sympathise, lugging large stuff about is a pain if you haven't got a car, but a fridge... really?!
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Re: Transporting large items by tram

ZVV is for Zurich and what you foudn is for a French speaking canton, and very often the cantons have quite different rules...
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Re: Transporting large items by tram

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http://tpg.ch/_pdf/service-clients/D...au_des_tpg.pdf

This is a link to the relevant rules for the TPG, sorry, it's in french.
But basically on Page 19, section 3 it says that 'you are allowed to carry luggage or other items that occupy a space no larger than a person standing upright, and weighing no more than 30 kilos.
You are responsible for any damage caused to other people, TPG property or yourself and can be fined (presumably if the driver or inspector thinks you're causing a nuisance).

They'll be particularly annoyed if you block the doorways as that's a safety hazard.

I wouldn't think the rules on public transport in Zurich or elsewhere were very different to the ones for Geneva.

I do sympathise, lugging large stuff about is a pain if you haven't got a car, but a fridge... really?!
It might help to plan this ahead. For example the Cobra type trams have a large area in the middle section without any seats. If you can arrange to board there you wouldn't eb annoying any fellow passengers.
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Old 22.03.2012, 18:10
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Re: Transporting large items by tram

@C123
I KNOW the link is for Geneva, but....

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I wouldn't think the rules on public transport in Zurich or elsewhere were very different to the ones for Geneva.
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Re: Transporting large items by tram

If you get fined in Zurich forward the bill either to
Bastien Girod
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Ruth Genner
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