Quick transfer of Swiss Half Fare Card

Quick transfer of Swiss Half Fare Card

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kiccoro
kiccoro
3 posts
new member
Jul 12, 2011 - 12:23 AM
Hi,
I bought Swiss Half Fare Card from Swiss Travel Center's on line cite since they offer the "quick transfer" service.

According to the description of the "quick transfer" service, the card I received should be either already validated or I can validate by myself according to the enclosed instructions.

However, I could neither find any instructions enclosed nor recognize if the card is already validated.

I would like to know how can I confirm if my card is already validated or find the instruction for self-validation.

I wonder if the "quick transfer" service did not apply to my card and I need to validate when I visit Switzerland :(.

I need your help. Thank you.
Arno
Arno
7726 posts
expert &
moderator
Jul 12, 2011 - 2:15 AM
Hi kiccoro,

Your Swiss Half Fare Card should have blank fields named something similar to "Pass/ID-Nr", "Name", "Signature" (and perhaps "Country") on the right side. This is where you should write down your passport number, your name as stated on your passport, and your signature (and country of residence). Now your pass is ready to use. I suppose a start and end date is already printed on the pass, right?

If you have a German version: Signature = Unterschrift and Country = Land.

Don't forget to take along your passport while traveling. Conductors may want to check it.

Enjoy your stay!
kiccoro
kiccoro
3 posts
new member
Jul 12, 2011 - 9:00 PM
Thank you so much for your quick reply.
My card seems to be the one you indicated. But I can find only "PASS/ID-NR" and "UNTERSCHRIFT" fields. "Name" and "Country/Land" are not printed.

The right portion of my card are as follows:

-------------------------------------------------

NICHT ÜBERTARAGBAR

ABONNEMENT

1/2

PREIS/PRIX

30.07.11

29.08.11

___________________ <--- ("Name" field?)

PASS/ID-NR: __________________

___________ <----("Country" field?)

UNTERSCHRIFT:

DOS: (numbers) ARTIKE

REF-NR: (numbers)

(the rest is omitted)

-------------------------------------------------

Question 1: May I write down my name and country somewhere (for example, such as positions indicated above) in my card?

I have further questions about similar issues for a family card.

The family card I received has two sheets and respective sheets have the following fields:

(First Sheet)

parent names

address

(Second Sheet)

first names of children

date of birth

signature

I understand that my name and/or wife's name (not signatures) and my address should be written in the first sheet. OK?

Question 2: Who should write down the signature on the second sheet? One of parents whose name is written on the first sheet or my daughter (my daughter signed her passport by herself).

Thank you in advance for your help.
Arno
Arno
7726 posts
expert &
moderator
Jul 13, 2011 - 2:54 AM
Hi kiccoro,

I would indeed fill it out like you explained, and have one of the parents sign the Swiss Family Card.

Most important is that the passport numbers are correct and that your names are equally written as stated on the passport.

Now you're ready to go traveling at half the fare!
kiccoro
kiccoro
3 posts
new member
Jul 13, 2011 - 11:20 PM
Thank you for your kindly and repetitive reply. My anxiety has almost gone.;-)

However, I think the Swiss Travel Center should provide detailed descriptions and/or instructions regarding the quick transfer service on their cite.

I believe that many foreign tourists must have encountered similar issues....:(

I believe I can enjoy my stay in Switzerland!

Thank you again for your assistance.
Arno
Arno
7726 posts
expert &
moderator
Jul 14, 2011 - 2:30 AM
You're welcome! I'll ask Switzerland Travel Centre to look into the instructions/letters they send along with the passes.

Enjoy your travels!

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