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SBB offers free festive train trip to those spending Christmas alone

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Not everyone has friends and family they can spend Christmas with. Now Swiss federal railways (SBB) is offering 80 people the chance to celebrate the festive season on a special train trip on Christmas Eve.
The trip will take place on a historic locomotive, which will set out from Olten at 4pm and travel through northern Switzerland to border town Koblenz, before returning to Olten five hours later. 
 
A festive dinner will be served on board, and participants will also receive a day ticket for free travel to Olten and back.
 
Interested people should apply for a place on the SBB website before December 6th ahead of a draw to select participants.
 
Christmas in Switzerland is generally celebrated on Christmas Eve, when extended family get together for a meal – often fondue chinoise – and to open presents.
 
 
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