Re: BBC commentary on Swiss Railway Ticketing

Krist van Besien

On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 7:09 AM, Nick Raven <> wrote:

That is the point. Try to put yourself in the position of the
conductor. It is not always easy to distinguish
between an intend to defraud and an honest mistake. How should a
conductor make the call?

Surely though, in the case of someone purchasing a ticket as they travel (by say phone or laptop), the conductor can make a judgement call and allow this without further penalty.
How does the conductor know that the person in question wasn't just
waiting for a conductor to show up before finalising the purchase?
I mean, just start the whole process, just don't press the final buy
button. If no conductor comes, you've just travelled for free. If a
conductor comes you just quickly finish the purchase... Could save you
quite some money, and cost SBB a bundle. No wonder they won't allow


Bern, Switzerland

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