11 December 2016 at 10:20:49 #857383
No problem, there is a “1” or a “2” on the in- and outsite off every carriage.
greetings from the Netherlands, Brahms11 December 2016 at 18:39:45 #857384
Hi Brahms, thanks so much for ur reply!12 December 2016 at 12:51:14 #857385
>> Will be taking the Swiss rail for the first time and taking second class.
How do I tell if I am in the right carriage?
As well as the numbers on the outside and inside of carriages, there are some other indications:
–First class carriages have a yellow stripe on the outside, along the top of the windows. For example:
–First class carriages have a different seating configuration from second class. In first class, there are two seats on one side of the aisle, and only one seat on the other side. Second class has two seats each side of the aisle. Below is a typical first class seating configuration.
Some other things to note:
–Some carriages have first class in one end of the carriage and second class in the other end, always clearly marked.
–Often the electronic displays on the platform showing the destination and departure details for the train will show at which sector of the platform (A, B, C, D etc) the first and second class carriages will be when the train has pulled in to the station. This makes it easier to be waiting on the correct part of the platform according to which class you are travelling in. For example:
–Bistro and restaurant carriages can be used by both first and second class passengers.
Alpenrose12 December 2016 at 22:57:15 #857386
But not all first class trains into Switserland have 3 sits, there also with 4 sits in first class.
The yellow stripe is sometimes not above the windows, but only near the doors
So you can better look to “1” and “2” on the train.SummitClymParticipant38 posts13 December 2016 at 5:43:58 #857387
First class – clean, nice and mostly empty
Second Class – a little dirty and full
🙂13 December 2016 at 8:35:26 #857388
Dirty ? trains in Switserland are very, very clean at in- and outsite.
Yes, the second class is more busy than first class, but there always place ( we traval al 40 years by train in Switserland, and we can always sit !)13 December 2016 at 14:24:25 #857389
I agree with Brahms- I have never been on a dirty train in Switzerland! I only ever remember standing once in 18 visits and that was at a particularly busy commuter time of day and a seat became available after 1st stop.
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