Paris bus : 1 ticket good for an hour

Old Apr 20th, 2008, 01:35 AM
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Paris bus : 1 ticket good for an hour

I just discovered that you can now use one ticket (from a carnet, NOT one purchased on the bus) for one hour -- as many transfers as you like.

Sorry if this is old news!
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Old Apr 20th, 2008, 02:04 AM
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Actually the t-ticket is good for 90 minutes.
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Old Apr 20th, 2008, 05:32 AM
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that is interesting good news.thanks for posting.
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Old Apr 20th, 2008, 05:44 AM
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The ticket does not have to be purchased as part of a carnet. You can transfer using any ticket except one you purchase on the bus from the driver. Those are only good for a single ride.
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Old Apr 20th, 2008, 06:07 AM
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Hi, One silly question. I have always used the Cart Orange when taking buses in Paris. When using a single ticket should it be validated once and then in case it is used again one should simply get on the bus. No more "compose" or validation?
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Old Apr 20th, 2008, 07:24 AM
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just curious.. but since when is this the case?
i have never seen this mentioned before. is it new?

(plus, i always take the bus..)
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Old Apr 20th, 2008, 08:26 AM
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lin - yes, it is fairly new, within the last year or two. Not sure the exact date the policy was implemented, but prior to it each bus ride required a new ticket. Once I started using the bus more in Paris it was the old policy that led me to just go with a Carte Orange for stays beyond a couple days.
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Old Apr 20th, 2008, 08:25 PM
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You need to put the ticket into the machine to validate it on each bus you take. The first use prints the time and bus number, subsequent validations print just the bus number.

After 60 minutes, the validation machine buzzes and flashes red -- at least on the buses I take. I'll look further to see about the 90 minute rule mentioned by the OP.
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Old Apr 20th, 2008, 08:45 PM
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Here's a link to the page where it says you have an hour and a half to make connections:

http://preview.tinyurl.com/29r4pc
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CW, that was a link to the tiny url site - you copied the wrong link
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Well, I see it takes you to the tiny url site but there is a link to the rapt site there. sorry.
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tinyurl now offers a 'preview' url in case you are hesitant to click on an unknown link.
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