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Geneva public transport question: leaving TPG pass at home

So I have a monthly TPG pass, but every now and then I forget it and leave it at home. What happens if I get checked — can they just look me up on the system and let me off, or will they fine me? Or should I buy a single ticket and get reimbursed later? Thanks for any experiences in this situation.
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Old 30.01.2019, 09:58
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Re: Geneva public transport question: leaving TPG pass at home

You are supposed to travel with a valid ticket. Them's the rulez.

In Zurich, at least, if you forget your pass you pick up the usual fine of 80.- but then when you go to pay it at the ZVV office, if you can show them your pass, they just charge you a nominal admin fee of CHF 5.-
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Old 30.01.2019, 11:06
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Re: Geneva public transport question: leaving TPG pass at home

Depends on the controller I think.. And the type of pass probably.

I've forgotten my Swisspass a few times, controlled both on the train and the Geneva trams / busses.

Train :
Scenario 1 : They asked for my name and date of birth and hey presto my valid Swisspass appears on the little screen. Controller smiled and said goodbye.
Scenario 2 : Name/DoB.. Also wanted ID, gave long lecture because I had nothing (I'd forgotten my wallet) Said he should fine my and I should then claim it back minus admin charge... But didn't.

Tram :
Scenario 1 : Took my details and made a phone call, said ok, carry on.
Scenario 2 : I had my phone with me and could I login to my swisspass account and show my details., carry on.

I've been stopped ~5 times without my ticket and never fined. Be nice to the controller, agree that you were silly to forget it, smile..
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Re: Geneva public transport question: leaving TPG pass at home

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You are supposed to travel with a valid ticket. Them's the rulez.

In Zurich, at least, if you forget your pass you pick up the usual fine of 80.- but then when you go to pay it at the ZVV office, if you can show them your pass, they just charge you a nominal admin fee of CHF 5.-
Same in Geneva
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