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All aboard for fun! Long-distance Swiss trains are now mobile playgrounds for kids

All aboard for fun! Long-distance Swiss trains are now mobile playgrounds for kids
Source: MySwitzerland.com

You know how kids love to play with trains? Now youngsters in Switzerland can play ON trains because every InterCity double-decker service includes a Ticki Park family coach—literally a playground on wheels.

Travelling with children made easy and fun on Swiss trains

Families travelling with young children have their own requirements: the kids want to play, have fun and have room to let off steam, while mum and dad’s first thoughts are to be able to stow the pushchairs and luggage properly. The Swiss national train network SBB has your back! Every long-distance, double-decker InterCity train in Switzerland now includes a Ticki Park family coach, which effectively serves as playground on wheels on its upper deck. The coaches are decorated with colourful, child-friendly motifs and equipped with board games to help kids pass the time when travelling, while the lower deck provides ample storage space for luggage and pushchairs.

Exploring the moon as an astronaut, diving into a jungle wilderness or experiencing the world of dinosaurs – there is no boredom during a train ride in Switzerland.
“Let off steam” trains Exploring the moon as an astronaut, diving into a jungle wilderness or experiencing the world of dinosaurs – there is no boredom during a train ride in Switzerland. Source: Zueriost.ch
Mid-upper deck, these offer a playground with fanciful jungle motives for children to play and frolic around as much as they please.
All InterCity double-deck trains are equipped with a jungle style family coach marked “FA” Mid-upper deck, these offer a playground with fanciful jungle motives for children to play and frolic around as much as they please. Source: BabiesWhoTravel.com
The family coaches on SBB’s InterCity double-deck trains feature real mini play areas and their single-deck InterCity and InterCity tilting trains contain family zones with game tables.
High-speed intercity slide The family coaches on SBB’s InterCity double-deck trains feature real mini play areas and their single-deck InterCity and InterCity tilting trains contain family zones with game tables. Source: Badische-Zeitung.de
In addition to the Ticki Parks, exciting board games such as “Jungle Hunt” and “Snake Game” have been installed on the upper decks of family coaches. The playing pieces for those board games can be obtained from the adjoining restaurant/bistro carriage.
Never bored aboard Swiss trains In addition to the Ticki Parks, exciting board games such as “Jungle Hunt” and “Snake Game” have been installed on the upper decks of family coaches. The playing pieces for those board games can be obtained from the adjoining restaurant/bistro carriage. Source: Suedostschweiz.ch
Making facilities clean and family-friendly is a key part of the appeal. But so is ease and convenience. Despite the relatively large number of public transport companies, customers can board public transport at more than 25,000 stops, and travel as far as they need to on just one ticket; all tickets are valid on all services, nationwide.
Train travel accounts for the majority of Swiss public transport journeys – around 82% of them Making facilities clean and family-friendly is a key part of the appeal. But so is ease and convenience. Despite the relatively large number of public transport companies, customers can board public transport at more than 25,000 stops, and travel as far as they need to on just one ticket; all tickets are valid on all services, nationwide. Source: BabiesWhoTravel.com
According to the Swiss Association of Public Transport, more than 20 billion passenger kilometres are covered by the Swiss railway companies each year, as well as around 5 billion kilometres covered by tram and bus services.
Family coaches take the strain from train travel According to the Swiss Association of Public Transport, more than 20 billion passenger kilometres are covered by the Swiss railway companies each year, as well as around 5 billion kilometres covered by tram and bus services. Source: HouseOfSwitzerland.org
All aboard for playtime Switzerland has put playgrounds on its trains, and parents and children alike are loving it. Source: Facebook/WorldEconomicForum
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