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Old 12.09.2015, 16:52
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SBB App-buying tickets online

It would seem that it's not possible to buy a ticket with a handy using SBB App on a train or tram or bus within a minimum time of its departure time let alone buy a ticket when one is on the train etc. Thats pretty mean from SBB!
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Old 12.09.2015, 17:03
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The idea is not that you buy a ticket when you see a ticket inspector coming.
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Re: SBB App-buying tickets online

The rule is that the time stamp on the e-ticket has to be from before the time the train is scheduled to leave. So for a 9:30 train the latest the time stamp would be 9:29. Regardless of whether your ticket is paper or electronic, you need to be in possession of one before the train/tram/bus departs. Otherwise, everyone would just wait as long as possible until buying a ticket in the hopes of not being checked and getting a free ride.

Sometimes if the conductor is feeling generous they'll overlook a late-purchased ticket, but it's luck-of-the-draw.
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The rule is that the time stamp on the e-ticket has to be from before the time the train is scheduled to leave. So for a 9:30 train the latest the time stamp would be 9:29.
The rule has changed recently. Important is now the actual departure time and not the scheduled departure time. See http://www.sbb.ch/en/travelcards-and...onditions.html subheading 'E-tickets – validity'
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Re: SBB App-buying tickets online

I seem to remember cases where folk, although they knew the train was running late, had had to purchase their tickets before official leaving time. However, because of the delay, the ticket (with a time limit on it) was no longer valid to the end of their journey. This might well be one of the main reasons for the change.
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