Dec 12, 2016 - 12:51 PM
in reply to Buttercarp
>> 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.
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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:
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--Bistro and restaurant carriages can be used by both first and second class passengers.
Last modified on Dec 12, 2016 - 12:56 PM by Alpenrose666