Feb 22, 2018 - 3:28 AM
in reply to rockoyster
<<"they just sell tickets without a care as to whether people have a seat or have to stand.">>
True, in a way. But,they do care, and they monitor train usage carefully. On heavily traveled lines, or at peak travel times, they add cars to the trains. They don't want you to to stand.
However, in nearly 100 trips to Switzerland since 1980, constantly using the trains, I had to stand only once. 2nd class, rush hour from Bern to Burgdorf. Had to stand for about 15 minutes.. A whole lot of commuters got off at Burgdorf, as I did, and seats opened up.