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  • There are many factors that make TPG to be considered, in my opinion, one of the best Companies in the area of urban transportation for example, in Geneva, buses are rarely late
  • It's funny because normally around the world, britannic punctuality is something notorius and I surely agree with it also, of course
  • But in my opinion and by my own experience, I have reasons to believe that TPG always try to respect schedules and it's similiar to britannic punctuality
  • For some times it happened that I was inside of a bus and suddenly the driver advised by the microphone that there was a problem ahead regarding the traffic (and accident, for example) and for that reason, the trip would take longer than the normalo time
  • Just two bad aspects I don't like about TPG

    • by Onix10
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      Transports Publics Genevois or simply TPG (www.tpg.ch) is the name of the Company which is in charge of making the urban transportation of people in Geneva (Switzerland). I use TPG’s services everytime I have to travel to Geneva and I am always amazed by their professionalism. There are many factors that make TPG to be considered, in my opinion, one of the best Companies in the area of urban transportation for example, in Geneva, buses are rarely late! You can check at every bus / urban train stop (and also through internet), the schedule. There are three different kind of timetables: normal one for business days, normal ones for weekends and also for business days / weekends during periods of school holidays).

      It’s funny because normally around the world, britannic punctuality is something notorius and I surely agree with it also, of course! But in my opinion and by my own experience, I have reasons to


      believe that TPG always try to respect schedules and it’s similiar to britannic punctuality! Buses ans trains are always in a very good condition and they offer all the security the us (the passengers) need to make comfortable small tripy around the city. In warm weather we have air conditioning in all the buses and trains and in cold weather, surely we need and have very good hitting inside the cars. Not mentioning the chairs, which by the way are always in very good condition. and normally new.

      For some times it happened that I was inside of a bus and suddenly the driver advised by the microphone that there was a problem ahead regarding the traffic (and accident, for example) and for that reason, the trip would take longer than the normalo time. And all in a very polite way.

      But also I have to mention that in some occasions, it use to be a bit difficult and ...


      • stressing to use buses and trains in Geneva at rush times, I mean, when people are going or coming back home from work same regarding the school time. The cars become a bit small for many people! But the drivers (at least in the times I saw this) never allows the capacity to be over the allowed one. In my case, as I mentioned, I had the bad luck to get on a bus or train really crowded but people in Geneva in general, don’t keep pushing each other, as in many places around the world.

        Just two bad aspects I don’t like about TPG: the first one is the price we have to pay to use the services it’s expensive for only one hour ; but you have the option to buy an “abonnement” and use it per month or per year (depending of how much you use), what at the

        end it’s much better instead of paying tickets after tickets, everyday.

        The second aspect I really dislike is the changement in the timetable in the periods of school holidays and I’m not only talking about the big holidays at the end of school year, but really very common and short periods of holidays they use to have in Geneva along the year it can be really stressing because there are much less trains / buses on the streets and you don’t have the same timetable, so, it means more crowded cars and people have to wait more.

        But honestly at the end, when I compare the quality of services TPG offers, these 2 singles details have no significant value! TPG is a very good Company that respects Geneva’s population and of course, Ganeva’s tourists TPG really helps the city to be classified as a very well organized place and surely that’s absolutely the truth!



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