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Hi again! As you can read in my previous posts, I will use trams to go to work everyday and to travel around Basel during weekends.

I went on BVB's website, and I was thinking to buy a monthly-Green Travelcard (U-Abo). Is this the only "ticket" I should buy to have access for an entire month to trams in Basel? How can I know if I'm registered in the TNW area?
Yes, the "U-Abo" is the monthly pass for the Basel area (Basel-Stadt, Basel-Land and some minor parts of Aargau and Solothurn).
It's valid for buses, trams and regular trains.

"Registered in TNW area" means that you're citizen (=registered and paying taxes) of a city that is covered by the TNW (Tarifverbund Nordwestschweiz - Public transportation association northwestern Switzerland).
You can see the coverage here: http://www.tnw.ch/fahrplan-und-linie...netz-tnw/#c320

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Yes, the "U-Abo" is the monthly pass for the Basel area (Basel-Stadt, Basel-Land and some minor parts of Aargau and Solothurn).
It's valid for buses, trams and regular trains.

"Registered in TNW area" means that you're citizen (=registered and paying taxes) of a city that is covered by the TNW (Tarifverbund Nordwestschweiz - Public transportation association northwestern Switzerland).
You can see the coverage here: http://www.tnw.ch/fahrplan-und-linie...netz-tnw/#c320

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Perfect! Thank you Jottlieb
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Hi Longbyt,

Thanks for the post / web links. Very useful. (I couldn't thank you via the "thank you button", because that seem to be missing, anywaysssss)
After 8 months being here in CH, I will (finally) get to use the public transport for an appointment on the 09th of November to Neugasse, Zurich.

So I need to get all things sorted for tickets, i.e. finding how many zones it is from Monchaltorf to Neugasse Zurich and what ticket will be the best.

You see, I thought, you could just buy a ticket on the bus (for the whole trip) but noooooo, I will have to order them online OR go to Uster and get it there from the bus station?

I just checked the zones / prices and - WOW - they are expensive!
But probably more cheaper then renting a car I suppose.....
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So I need to get all things sorted for tickets, i.e. finding how many zones it is from Monchaltorf to Neugasse Zurich and what ticket will be the best.

You see, I thought, you could just buy a ticket on the bus (for the whole trip) but noooooo, I will have to order them online OR go to Uster and get it there from the bus station?
It's not that complicated. Either there is a ticket vending machine at your bus stop in which case that is where you buy the ticket, or you buy the ticket from the bus driver. You are probably best of buying a day ticket (as I asume you'll want to go back as well) so you get unlimited travel all day in Zürich and all the other zones you need to travel through. You'll need 5 or 6 zones depending on wether you go via Esslingen or Uster.

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I just checked the zones / prices and - WOW - they are expensive!
But probably more cheaper then renting a car I suppose.....
If you use public transport regularly it pays ot buy a "halbtax". This gives you 50% of everywhere.
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Google maps works perfect in Swiss , there are few app which really helps to manage the travel in ZVV and wemlin apps
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Question: Is my ticket valid, when my handy dies, just after buying a ticket?

Answer: No; no display, no ticket, fined.

http://www.derbund.ch/bern/stadt/ask...story/26293147
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Does it also work for Lufthansa and Easyjet?

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Are the authors of that on drugs? Or do the Bernards just have an odd sense of humour?
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

I need come for 2 week to Geneva.
Need to travel 5 days a week from geneva to Nyon .
Kindly advise me which train pass i should buy ?
how much it will cost me?
can i buy online ?

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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Need advise to bye Train Pass for 2 week
from Geneva to Nyon ?

can i bye online ?

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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

@farooq Check out the sbb.ch website (It's in English as well) - You can get a point to point travel card for 1 week, month or longer
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Forgot to buy a ticket on the tram? Caught in a ticket control? Now your full personal details are to be registered ( from April 2019 ) in a National Register. Congratulations. You are now a criminal !
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Forgot to buy a ticket on the tram? Caught in a ticket control? Now your full personal details are to be registered ( from April 2019 ) in a National Register. Congratulations. You are now a criminal !
Yet another reason to buy a ticket :-)

Seriously now. Personal details of caught fare evaders have always been registered. The only difference is that the different PT companies have now decided to move this to a central database, so they can more easily prosecute the small minority of serial offenders.
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Old 21.10.2018, 20:38
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

Your fine is doubled the second time you are caught and tripled the third time, so they need a national database to do the proper counting

"From the third time a person is caught, a report is always made to the police" (ZVV).

The good part of this is that after two years of proper behavior your name will be cleared from the register. I can personally assure that this is a good motivation to always remember to buy or validate you ticket!!!

https://www.zvv.ch/zvv/en/customer-s...n.tab-tab.html
https://www.zvv.ch/zvv/en/customer-s...tab-tab_0.html
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Old 21.10.2018, 20:48
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Yet another reason to buy a ticket :-)

Seriously now. Personal details of caught fare evaders have always been registered. The only difference is that the different PT companies have now decided to move this to a central database, so they can more easily prosecute the small minority of serial offenders.
Hmmm, has the "Datenschutzbeauftragte" (data protection officer) had his say in this yet?
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Hmmm, has the "Datenschutzbeauftragte" (data protection officer) had his say in this yet?
You have the right to be silent but anything you say will be used as evidence against you!
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Re: The Swiss Public Transport System

this could be Zurich

https://www.news.com.au/national/vic...336a0b7063c621
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The legal basis for the data collection is contained in:
https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...ndex.html#a20a
so the "Datenschutzbeauftragte" (data protection officer) has little to say here.
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