Re: BBC commentary on Swiss Railway Ticketing

Krist van Besien

On Mon, Feb 4, 2013 at 10:04 PM, DAVID STEVENSON
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On 4 Feb 2013, at 20:43, Gordon Wiseman wrote:
For me this smacked of a typically hyperbolic pieec of sensationalist
journalism from a non specialist transport journalist.
I hate to disagree with you but I'm sure you are wrong. Listen to the podcast. I think you are forgetting that she is a member of the public who is struggling to understand why, when she is unable to buy a ticket from a broken machine, she is somehow the one who is at fault and is guilty of an offence through no fault of her own.
She is not guilty of the ticket machine not working.

However, if the ticket machine isn't working than you should just go
to the conductor straightaway, and tell the conductor that. In my
experience you will not be considered a fare evader if you do that.
Going to the conductor straightaway if you board a train without a
ticket is, afaik the rule on every railway.


Bern, Switzerland

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