Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) is planning to ban football hooligans from boarding Swiss trains. 

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Hooligans to be banned from Swiss trains

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) is planning to ban football hooligans from boarding Swiss trains. 

Hooligans to be banned from Swiss trains

In an interview with the Aargauer Zeitung daily, SBB’s chairman Ulrich Gygi said a legal amendment is necessary to waive the company’s obligation to transport every customer who is traveling with a valid ticket.

Gygi said agreements could be put in place with the country’s football clubs, which could hire special charter trains for their supporters and be held responsible for possible damage.

He also added that football fans should be required to show a special combo-ticket for the supplementary trains before they are allowed access to sections designated for away fans at Swiss football grounds. A first draft of the new rules will be ready by spring 2012, said the newspaper.

Hooligans in Switzerland are a common sight in the streets during weekend football games and often leave trains in a sorry state.

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Rail services to remain disrupted in Switzerland in the coming days

Snow and sub-zero temperatures over the weekend caused havoc on some train lines, mainly in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.

Rail services to remain disrupted in Switzerland in the coming days
Snow has slowed down train traffic in Switzerland. Photo by AFP

Freezing temperatures cut off the power on some lines, disrupting train traffic in several regions.

Internationally, traffic between St. Margrethen in St.Gallen and Munich was interrupted due to heavy snowfall. EuroCity trains between Zurich and Munich were canceled.

Before it resumes normal service, Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) must clear a thick layer of snow from trains and remove fallen trees from tracks, the company said on its website.

The train between Basel and Zurich airport will be canceled until Tuesday evening. 

But SBB says it will resume most of its traffic on the main lines on Monday, though at reduced frequency.

Shorter train formations and longer journeys should also be expected in the next few days.

READ MORE: Swiss railways releases new time table: Here's what changes in 2021

How can you know ahead of time about any last-minute cancellations or delays?

The timetable is also constantly updated on the SBB Mobile App. 

Any delays or last minute cancellations are indicated there in real time.

On Twitter, @RailService and @railinfo_cff provide information on possible disruptions as well.

READ MORE: MAP: Return of night trains across Europe comes a step closer

 


 

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