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Traveling around Switzerland for a day and the 9 o'clock pass???

Hello, I have been doing a lot of research, but not getting too much confirmed information.

I will be traveling from Milan, Italy to Brig, Switzerland on the 26th of May.

Once I get to Brig at 9:30am, I would like to use a 9 o'clock pass to travel to Zermatt. Then after spending much of the day in Zermatt, I want to get on a 7:00pm (approximately) train to Zurich.

So my main question is, if I buy the half-fare travel card, and then the 9 o'clock pass, will this completely cover the train from Brig to Zermatt and the train from Zermatt to Zurich?

Also, will it cover any transportation in Zermatt or going to see the Matterhorn?

Finally, can I purchase these two passes in advance? Can I also purchase/reserve the tickets for the traveling day in advance?

Am I missing anything? Thank you all for your time and consideration.

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This question is complicated enough that I think you should contact SBB directly.
From what I can tell, it says you must have a 1, 2, or 3 year Half Fare Card. Further as best as I can tell, only foreign citizens (passport holders) of France, Italy, Germany, Liechtenstein, and Austria are eligible for these cards.

Use the contact form below. I'd ask three specific questions:
1) Is the 9 o'clock ticket valid with the one-month tourist Half Fare Card costing 120 chf?
2) If not, are you eligible to purchase the 1 yr Half Fare Card costing 175 chf?
3) Is the 9 o'clock ticket valid on the Gornergratbahn?
http://www.sbb.ch/en/meta/contact.accitm.reiseninlandgruppen.html

They are very good and should have a definitive answer for you by tomorrow morning.

For the people reading this, the 9 o'clock ticket allows unlimited travel after 9 am throughout Switzerland for holders of the Half Fare Card for 58 chf, or a pack of 6 tickets for the cost of 5 deal.