How stop a train at an unmanned Swiss rail station

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Ann
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Jul 21, 2017 - 4:04 PM

Hi, we will be traveling in Switzerland in September with the STP. In the small towns such as Ardez (where we will be staying) the rail station is not manned. Does the train automatically make a stop at Ardez? If not, what is the procedure for stopping the train while on the train so we can depart at Ardez and for alerting the train to stop at Ardez in order to board. Thanks for your help.

rockoyster
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Jul 22, 2017 - 12:40 AM in reply to Ann

Hi Ann,

See "Getting off Trains" on this page www.myswissalps.com/tr ain/practical/howtotra vel

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Jul 22, 2017 - 7:10 AM in reply to Ann

Hi Ann,

Ardez is indeed a request stop. Rockoyster has provided information about getting off the train at a request stop.

As for getting on, sometimes there is a button to press on the station platform that alerts the driver in advance that people want to get on at that stop, so look for that. I've only used such a button once, and the instructions said something to the effect that you should press it no more than 10 minutes before the train is due.

Request stop in German is Halt auf Verlangen, and in Vallader (the local variety of the Romantsch language in Ardez) it is Fermada sün dumonda.

Alpenrose

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