Feb 20, 2016 - 9:25 PM
We plan to travel Lugano-Zurich 21 April 2016 and have 2 train options: an EC train [takes 1/2 hr longer] and an ICN [tilting], and wondering which train is better, ie comfort [1st or 2nd class] as well as keeping to its schedule.
Both trains depart at similar times, both trains have no changes for our city pairs, both trains require reservations, both trains are pricing out the same using a Swiss Half-Fare Card.
I can't find seating charts or interior photos for either train. The EC train [#12] looks like it originates in Italy. The ICN train [#870] looks like it originates in Lugano.
Also, wondering about the ride comfort [regardless of class] of the "tilting" ICN train and it being 1/2 hr faster than the EC train. Is that ICN train going to be a rock-n-roll ride compared to the EC train?
Don't think this matters with these questions, but separately, we're going to transfer to a TGV train Zurich-Paris with a minimum 30-ish+ transfer time.
Thanks kindly & Regards