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Apr 2, 20, 8:48 am
Replies: 14
Views: 962
Posted By KayVeeBee

On thing about the GA is that it is in fact a...

On thing about the GA is that it is in fact a steal. Most people who have it will "earn back" the value of it in a couple of weeks. Four months of GA is about equivalent to 16 return trips Bern -...
Forum: Europe
Apr 2, 20, 8:31 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,359
Posted By KayVeeBee

Nothing that will stop a pedestrian or cyclist...

Nothing that will stop a pedestrian or cyclist though. The border has never been very firm in that area.
Forum: Europe
Apr 2, 20, 8:29 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,359
Posted By KayVeeBee

Schengen basically codified what was already...

Schengen basically codified what was already common anyway. I have never in my life shown a passport at a Swiss (or French or German) land border. The only time I have ever been stopped at the Swiss...
Forum: Europe
Mar 30, 20, 10:53 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,359
Posted By KayVeeBee

That is odd, since BSL is on France, not in...

That is odd, since BSL is on France, not in Switzerland. Unless you take the Swiss exit you never enter Switzerland.
Forum: Europe
Mar 15, 20, 11:52 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,359
Posted By KayVeeBee

The Rigi railway has reduced its schedule to the...

The Rigi railway has reduced its schedule to the minimum needed to serve the area. On the Arth-Goldau side this means two trips a day...

Elsewhere it is similar. Where a mountain railway has a...
Forum: Europe
Mar 14, 20, 11:39 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,359
Posted By KayVeeBee

The Swiss government has decided to close all...

The Swiss government has decided to close all tourist and entertainment venues in the whole country till the end of April. So no mountain railways, no cable cars, no skiing, no museums...
So no...
Forum: Europe
Mar 11, 20, 8:42 am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,359
Posted By KayVeeBee

Nobody knows what the situation will be in April....

Nobody knows what the situation will be in April. Italy is currently under lock down. If the current trends continue Switzerland will be where Italy is now in 2 weeks.
Mar 11, 20, 7:26 am
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By KayVeeBee

The platforms in Bern have a sector D too, at...

The platforms in Bern have a sector D too, at least those that are 400m.
I still think that you boarded the added module, and not the main consist. If the train was indeed as short as you describe...
Mar 11, 20, 4:00 am
Replies: 388
Views: 103,680
Posted By KayVeeBee

What would happen if you calmly, politely would...

What would happen if you calmly, politely would answer: "That is none of your business" to such personal questions?
Forum: Germany
Mar 4, 20, 3:07 am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,173
Posted By KayVeeBee

I've had connections at FRA that were scheduled...

I've had connections at FRA that were scheduled at 1 hour become 20min due to delays and being bussed. And even though I had to go through security and passport control in that case I still made...
Mar 4, 20, 1:43 am
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By KayVeeBee

I am still puzzled by your story. Are you sure...

I am still puzzled by your story. Are you sure you took the IC to Zürich and not by accident an RE/IR? They sometimes are on opposite sides of the same platform. Did the train stop between Bern and...
Forum: Europe
Mar 1, 20, 1:17 pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,569
Posted By KayVeeBee

One way to get a feel of fares is to look at...

One way to get a feel of fares is to look at prices for tomorrow, a week from now and a month from now. While booking in advance does lead to lower fares on trains it is not always necessary to book...
Mar 1, 20, 1:08 pm
Replies: 7
Views: 676
Posted By KayVeeBee

The 18:02 IC to Zürich (which I assume is what...

The 18:02 IC to Zürich (which I assume is what the OP took) is a proper IC train, not an IR. It is normally composed of a standard 9 car double deck rake (of which 3 are 1st class) reinforced with a...
Forum: Europe
Feb 5, 20, 4:12 am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,109
Posted By KayVeeBee

My economy teacher gave me the example of two...

My economy teacher gave me the example of two rival supermarket chains each claiming they were cheaper than the other. They did that by having one of their regular shoppers repeat their purchases at...
Forum: Germany
Jan 31, 20, 12:40 pm
Replies: 32
Views: 15,172
Posted By KayVeeBee

I had a flight EDI-FRA-ZRH. Scheduled arrival was...

I had a flight EDI-FRA-ZRH. Scheduled arrival was 15:20, an departure fo the next flight was scheduled at 16:25.
The EDI-FRA flight left late, and touched down at 15:36. We then parked at a remote...
Forum: Germany
Jan 27, 20, 3:16 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By KayVeeBee

If you couldn't sit in first class you are due a...

If you couldn't sit in first class you are due a partial refund. Did you pursue that?
Regarding the Munich to Zürich train: Yes it is currently run with EC coaches that are already a few years old....
Forum: Germany
Jan 4, 20, 10:58 am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,508
Posted By KayVeeBee

In the near future the train from Zurich to...

In the near future the train from Zurich to Munich will be significantly faster than the train. Currently it is also a lot more comfortable. I see no reason to inflict a bus upon oneself on that...
Forum: Europe
Dec 8, 19, 10:35 am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,798
Posted By KayVeeBee

The Entry-Exit system is currently in the RFQ...

The Entry-Exit system is currently in the RFQ phase. I don’t think implementation will start before end of 2020...
Forum: Europe
Dec 2, 19, 12:07 pm
Replies: 40
Views: 4,844
Posted By KayVeeBee

You shouldn't rely on Google maps for train trip...

You shouldn't rely on Google maps for train trip planning. From mid December onwards the new Geneva - Annemasse railway will operate, and that means amongst other things that there is going to be a...
Forum: Europe
Nov 11, 19, 12:13 pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,379
Posted By KayVeeBee

Just take the bus from Basel to the Airport....

Just take the bus from Basel to the Airport. You’ll arrive in the “Swiss” sector, but can cross over to the French sector. However, with a Schengen visa issued by France there is no requirement that...
Oct 14, 19, 2:22 pm
Replies: 35
Views: 6,335
Posted By KayVeeBee

The new schedule isn't going to have direct...

The new schedule isn't going to have direct trains Lugano - Zurich Airport either. Changing trains is generally considered a non issue by the Swiss. Train schedules are planned years in advance in...
Oct 2, 19, 1:10 am
Replies: 35
Views: 6,335
Posted By KayVeeBee

That used to exist, and not just at Lugano. You...

That used to exist, and not just at Lugano. You could check in at all major railway stations (and even a few minor ones), drop off your luggage and get your BP in the past. This service no longer...
Forum: Europe
Oct 1, 19, 1:00 am
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By KayVeeBee

Note that if your card isn’t “chip and pin” you...

Note that if your card isn’t “chip and pin” you will encounter issues not just when buying tickets. So would suggest you get one.
Forum: Europe
Oct 1, 19, 12:59 am
Replies: 9
Views: 694
Posted By KayVeeBee

For local travel the Fairtiq app is very good...

For local travel the Fairtiq app is very good too, as you do not have to worry about zones etc. Just ”check in” when you start your trip, and “check out” at your destination. Just like the Oyster...
Sep 18, 19, 2:59 pm
Replies: 20
Views: 9,508
Posted By KayVeeBee

From a practical point of view: there are no exit...

From a practical point of view: there are no exit ticket controls, so there is nothing to stop you, and no way that Eurostar could even prove you left the train at Lille. From a legal point of view:...
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