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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 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.

Charlie Hartmann is the managing director of the Livingin organisation which focuses on helping international residents connect, grow and thrive in Switzerland.