National fare dodger register
The public transport sector started keeping a central register on 1 April 2019 to register passengers who, upon an inspection, were unable to present a ticket or were only able to present a partially valid ticket. The implementation of this register dates from a parliamentary decision made in 2015. People who repeatedly fare-dodge can be identified more quickly, the practice standardized throughout Switzerland and processes simplified.
Around 800,000 cases are registered every year in which passengers make journeys on Swiss public transport without a ticket or only a partially valid ticket. This corresponds to about 2.5 percent of all public transport journeys in Switzerland. As a result of passengers travelling without a ticket, public transport records losses in the double-digit millions – which ultimately has a negative impact on honest passengers.