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Old 24.09.2008, 11:10
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Scooters on trains?

As per title, is it possible to transport a motor scooter on a train? There is a garage in Geneva which has a scooter I'm interested in, but I don't fancy a 3 hour ride back to Basel. I've checked the SBB website, but it only mentions bicycles.

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Old 24.09.2008, 11:20
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Re: Scooters on trains?

http://mct.sbb.ch/mct/en/reisemarkt/...nd-schweiz.htm

You're right, it does only mention "bicycles" but the page has a Service Hepldesk number 0900 300 300 (CHF 1.19/min.). If you're close to a station you can ask at the information (for free )

I know it can be done with a moped, a co-worker travelled all over Switzerland on one and used the SBB several times to get home after a break down.
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Hi Castro,

Did you find out about this in the end? I would love to ride my Vespa in Italy one day (after I graduate!) but the road through the Alps is just a bit too much adrenaline for me (scared of heights). The easier option would be to take it to Lugano by train!

Hope the SBB has such an option!

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Re: Scooters on trains?

My wife and her sister used to ride their Mofas over the San Bernadino down to Ticino - when they were younger!
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Hi Castro,

Did you find out about this in the end? I would love to ride my Vespa in Italy one day (after I graduate!) but the road through the Alps is just a bit too much adrenaline for me (scared of heights). The easier option would be to take it to Lugano by train!

Hope the SBB has such an option!

Chia
Hiya,
No I didn't pursue it in the end, I bought my scooter here in Basel. It might be worth checking at your local railway station whether it can be taken as cargo.

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Old 11.02.2011, 09:33
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It is the explosive fuel problem, I am certain you cannot! You would need to send it by truck.
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Old 11.02.2011, 09:39
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It is the explosive fuel problem
It might discourage platform smoking.
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Hi Castro,

Did you find out about this in the end? I would love to ride my Vespa in Italy one day (after I graduate!) but the road through the Alps is just a bit too much adrenaline for me (scared of heights). The easier option would be to take it to Lugano by train!

Hope the SBB has such an option!

Chia
Have you thought about (buying a gasmask and) going through the gotthard tunnel ? The highway through the tunnel is a pretty easy road, no vertigo inducing big drops or things like this. Another option may be to scoot through along Chur and go across the San Bernadino, also an easy trip.

I don't know when you graduate but, maybe by then the cartrains are running through the new gotthard tunnel (similar to channel tunnel, ride scoot on train, wait 30 min, emerge in Ticino)
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Have you thought about (buying a gasmask and) going through the gotthard tunnel ? The highway through the tunnel is a pretty easy road, no vertigo inducing big drops or things like this. Another option may be to scoot through along Chur and go across the San Bernadino, also an easy trip.

I don't know when you graduate but, maybe by then the cartrains are running through the new gotthard tunnel (similar to channel tunnel, ride scoot on train, wait 30 min, emerge in Ticino)
Thanks for the tip!! I'll look into the San bernadino route and actually I probably need another 2 years to finish so the car train might be there by then! That would be awesome ) now just have to pass my A1 exam

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Scooters on trains?

I'm not sure about normal trains, but you could drive to Kandersteg (BE) and take the car-carrying train. It takes you through the Lötschberg (15min) and the Simplon (20min) tunnels right to Iselle, Italy.
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