Krist van Besien
On Dec 11, 2019, 21:35 +0100, George Raymond <email@example.com>, wrote:
I’ve done Interlaken - Paris 6 times this year. Each time the IC was on time, and the connection worked.I do not require direct trains. They could have just kept the short cross platform connection in Basel between the TGV and the IC to Interlaken.
When the direct Bern - Paris was still running I took it once. When it arrived in Basel it waited there for a delayed IC from Bern, and left for Paris a few minutes late. That is when I decided that the direct train (which was actually slower) was pointless, and I think that most Swiss choose the faster IC+TGV combination.
Which is why I could understand SBB withdrawing the direct Bern - Paris TGV. With the short transfer in Basel you have 6 fast connections to Paris per day.
But now they broke that…
One of the things I do when travelling internationally on e-tickets is to print out the tickets on paper. So the ticket office staff has something they can put a HOTNAT stamp on. But I did not need to test this so far.
And anyway, changing to a TGV Lyria train you are not changing from SBB to SNCF, you are changing from SBB to SBB. SBB is on of the operators listed on your ticket, even for Basel - Paris tickets.