Adjustments to the timetable change
Bicycles and dogs are now public transport customers
The public transport timetable change brings some good news. Apart from a few exceptions, the prices do not rise, bicycles and dogs are now a new customer group.
Inflation is not an issue in public transport: despite inflation, prices have remained stable for the seventh year in a row. Only a few tourism companies are planning price adjustments, Alliance Swiss Pass wrote in a statement.
From 2023, a credit subscription will be introduced based on the “public transport credit” that has been tested in a market test. Travelers use it to purchase a certain amount of credit at a discounted price. This credit can then be used to pay for a 12-month period when purchasing personal single tickets.
In the youth range, “substantial changes” will gradually be implemented from next spring. They include both price reductions and new offers and will be communicated in due course, as the statement from the public transport industry organization said.
Traveling with a dog and bike is becoming easier
From the timetable change on December 11, there will be a separate customer group for bicycles and dogs. This will make buying tickets much easier: in the future, you can choose whether you are traveling with your bike or dog, and the sales system will issue the cheapest ticket. In addition, only connections where self-loading of bikes is possible are automatically displayed.
The self-loading of bicycles will also be greatly expanded and will largely correspond to the GA validity area. Operational restrictions are reserved. Here, too, the prices remain the same. The dog passport introduced last December is now also available as a monthly subscription.
Europe trips are getting more expensive
The “Railplus” discount card will be abolished when the timetable changes. This made it possible to travel 15 percent cheaper in international passenger transport. The card will be withdrawn from sale across Europe in the coming year. (SDA/koh)