Printed TKT at SNCF site

Sep 2nd, 2006, 04:47 AM
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Printed TKT at SNCF site

Hi, I read the tricks how to print out the TGV tickets at SNCF site even you are not a residnet of France in Fodor's.com. But can I use the printed tickets even I am a resident of Canada? Term and conditions said that "Only residents of countries listed may book the tickets" and Canada is not in the list. Do I have to show my ID when I use the printed tickets in France? If anybody knows about this, let me know. Thank you.


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Sep 2nd, 2006, 05:00 AM
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Just follow the "tricks": Leave France as the default country, do NOT choose cancellation insurance, fill in the fields for name and e-mail address, and ignore postal mailing address fields. Once you succeed in printing the ticket, you will NOT have a problem using it.
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Sep 2nd, 2006, 05:10 AM
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Hi Lila,

When you print your ticket it will have your name, the date and time of the train and your seat numbers.

Show the conductor your ticket. Have your passport handy, just in case.

Enjoy your visit.

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Sep 2nd, 2006, 08:19 AM
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Thank you for your advice! But have you ever used it before? And, how often the conductor ask you to show your passport or ID?
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Sep 2nd, 2006, 08:40 AM
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I was asked for my ID by every conductor.
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Sep 2nd, 2006, 09:34 AM
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Yes, I have printed and used PREM'S tickets and I live in the US. If the conductor asks to see your ticket and passport, it is only to verify that you are the person whose name appears on the ticket.
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Sep 2nd, 2006, 01:44 PM
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You only show your printed PREM ticket and i.d. to the conductor once when they make their rounds.
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Sep 2nd, 2006, 02:21 PM
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With the downloaded, printed tickets, I was asked both ways for my passport.

With the two tickets that came from the SCNF office, no ID was asked for.
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Sep 2nd, 2006, 05:27 PM
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Yes. The conductor comes around once, but I meant this is per journey so roundtrip you've got to show your i.d. twice then.
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Sep 3rd, 2006, 03:39 AM
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Hi L,

>Thank you for your advice! But have you ever used it before?

I very often take my own advice.

Yes, I have printed out PREMS tickets and used them on trains.

>And, how often the conductor ask you to show your passport or ID?<

When they come to check tickets.

PREMS tickets are good only for the person to whom they were issued and only on one train, for one ride (or 2 if it's an RT).

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