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Old 07.01.2011, 13:03
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Re: Train Fine for not having night ticket Can anyone advise?

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So, when I was in Zurich last weekend and accidently bought one tram ticket with six one way trips vice six one-way tickets, and then thought, “va bene”, one six-way ticket will cover the three of us both ways, this was not an acceptable alternative?
IMHO that's perfectly acceptable as long as all three of you travel together and you get three validation stamps before entering the tram or the train.

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Old 07.01.2011, 13:32
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Re: Train Fine for not having night ticket Can anyone advise?

What Mark said - the key part being that you'd need to validate you ticket before you start the trip (ie, validate it three times before you get on for the first trip, then three more times before you start the return).
Oh, and machine validation - not just writing the details in by yourself.
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Re: Train Fine for not having night ticket Can anyone advise?

Hello,

I faced a similar problem today!! I didn't know I am supposed to have a night ticket along with the normal train ticket. I have to pay CHF 75 as a fine for having not paid the 5.00 CHF worth night train ticket (damn unfair!!).

I cannot complain though. I cannot change the rule book of SBB, best solution is to improve my German and to keep my eyes-ears open for such rules that are not displayed/announced anywhere in the train station.

My only concern is :

Would it have an impact on my immigration records / work permit?

People who have come across similar problem, do shed a light

Thanks!!
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Old 26.11.2017, 07:06
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Re: Train Fine for not having night ticket Can anyone advise?

Would a holder of a GA (first or second class) also have to pay a surcharge for the night train?

I also didn't know about this surcharge until recently.
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Old 26.11.2017, 09:18
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Jede Person braucht für die Benutzung des Nachtnetzes einen Nachtzuschlag zu ihrem gültigen Billett. Auch Generalabonnement Kunden brauchen den Nachtzuschlag. Ansonsten gelten Sie als Reisende mit teilgültigem Fahrausweis und werden gebüsst.
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Jede Person braucht für die Benutzung des Nachtnetzes einen Nachtzuschlag zu ihrem gültigen Billett. Auch Generalabonnement Kunden brauchen den Nachtzuschlag. Ansonsten gelten Sie als Reisende mit teilgültigem Fahrausweis und werden gebüsst.
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I cannot complain though. I cannot change the rule book of SBB, best solution is to improve my German and to keep my eyes-ears open for such rules that are not displayed/announced anywhere in the train station.
Must be something local, I actually am almost amazed how one could miss this, stickers, pamphlets, it says on every timetable of the busses/trains on every station etc..
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Re: Train Fine for not having night ticket Can anyone advise?

It is actually posted - also in english - at any train station
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