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Old 24.01.2015, 12:23
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Basel tram system

Can anyone help me figure out this system:

http://www.tnw.ch/tickets-und-preise/einzelbillette/

The zone system seemed clear, but then it also has a column for the time. So for the ticket to be valid, does it have to meet both the zone and the time limit? Or just one?

e.g. For the K ticket, you can travel up to a maximum of 4 stops and/or 30 minutes? Does this mean you can travel up to 5 stops if it takes < 30 minutes?
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Old 24.01.2015, 12:29
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Re: Basel tram system

I'm looking forward to the answer, as my husband and I disagree.

I say that it is zone/stop based, and he says that it is time-based. Obviously one of us has to be wrong!
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Re: Basel tram system

No.. its 4 stops within 30 mins of ticket purchase.
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Re: Basel tram system

Without having any personal experience but just looking at the table, it all looks quite logical.

The more zones required to travel within, the greater the time allowance for the ticket;

e.g. To travel in and through 4 zones, a 240min time allowance is given (which appears to be the max. for anything over 3 zones up to 8; but obviously the price increases as the number of zones do).

The ticket should be purchased related to the number of different zones required for travel, then the applicable time limit for that number of zones, applies.
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Old 24.01.2015, 14:57
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Re: Basel tram system

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No.. its 4 stops within 30 mins of ticket purchase.
What Rob1 said. If you don't use your K ticket within 30 minutes, it's invalid. Given that 5 stops on a tram can easily be covered in 5 to 10 minutes (look at any timetable) it seems pretty obvious it must be that way.
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Old 24.01.2015, 16:02
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Re: Basel tram system

You can travel up to four stops in 30 minutes, as long as you don't double back on yourself.

You can get off and change trams at each intermediate stop to change route or pop into the shops, as long as you complete your journey within the time.
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