Jun 1, 2017 - 3:19 AM
in reply to Lucas
>> I guess someone pressed a button on the tracks without me noticing!
Yes, that might have been the case!
The only "Halt auf Verlangen" button I ever saw on a platform had very specific instructions for use. Something along the lines of: it must be pressed no earlier than 10 minutes before the train was due, and if it was not pressed, the train would not stop regardless!
However, I have seen bus drivers and train drivers in Switzerland go out of their way for tourists on so many occasions, that I would be really surprised if they actually did not stop when they saw people on the platform, even if the button had not been pressed.