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Is this Switzerland’s best museum?

March 19, 2012, 4 Comments

The Swiss Museum of Transport is not as geeky as it sounds. Trainspotters might love it but so will everyone else, especially kids.

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Teaching the Swiss to stand on the right

October 9, 2011, 14 Comments

The Swiss are usually very good at following instructions. This is a country where control and conform can feel like national verbs

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Switzerland’s trains at half the cost

August 26, 2011, 4 Comments

Swiss transport is certainly excellent but it’s also not exactly cheap. All that punctuality, comfort and cleanliness comes at a cost

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Is this the world’s best public transport?

April 11, 2011, 16 Comments

Forget about the trains in Switzerland! Yes, they are super-punctual, (usually) clean and extremely well-used, but everyone expects that

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The whole country in one ticket

February 25, 2011, 13 Comments

Today my new GA started. If you’re reading this outside Switzerland you probably have no idea what that means.

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Three new tram lines for Bern

December 12, 2010, 2 Comments

It’s goodbye to the gay tram! Starting today there are three new tram lines in Bern – and two which have gone....

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Glacier Express crashes near Brig

July 23, 2010, 3 Comments

Just last week, after my trip to the Aletsch glacier, I was standing in Mörel station watching the sleek panorama cars of the...

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Great Swiss train trips: Schynige Platte

May 23, 2010, 2 Comments

It’s not the highest, steepest, longest or steamiest mountain train trip in Switzerland, but the ride up to Schynige Platte is one...

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