Znüni News – Tuesday August 20

Last Thursday in Schaffhausen a 5 year old girl was fine CHF 100.- for riding a bus without a ticket and entered into the criminal registry. The reason? In Schaffhausen children under the age of 6 who are accompanied by someone under the age of 12 need to have a ticket. In this case the girl was accompanied by her sister who is 10, and the older girl didn‘t know about this ruling. A national public outcry followed and yesterday the fine was cancelled and the young girl removed from the registry.

A third of all food is thrown out in Switzerland, the majority by private households. This is why the canton has launched a website called www.foodwaste.ch in order to better educate people and have planned an event on the 31st of August when they will be serving up a meal made out of vegetables that were going to be thrown away.

More work at the train station is in the planning. In 2020 the Zentralbahn will be getting a new rail line to allow for more trains to be put into service. The work will end in 2021 and a new track number 17 is already in the planning. The work will cost 75 million francs.

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