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Train tickets - when to 'validate' (composte)


Apr 13th, 2006, 08:31 AM
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Train tickets - when to 'validate' (composte)

I'm using these train tickets - do any of them require stamping in the 'composte' machine before boarding?

1. Thalys: discounted/non-refundable (departing Ams-Centraal)
2. Dutch rail: Centraal-Delft, date-specific
3. French rail: Paris-Provins, full-fare, date-specific

I think it's:
1. no
2. no
3. yes

Please correct me if I'm wrong - thank you.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 08:34 AM
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I don't know about Dutch, but I think you are right for Thalys (as I recall, I took it last year and it did not require composting) and regular French rail does. They should say right on them if you are supposed to compost them, though. I think you are supposed to compost all French rail tickets except the nonrefundable printout ones.
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Apr 13th, 2006, 09:00 AM
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I look at it this way. No one is going to get upset if you composte a ticket in the machine that doesn't need to be. I'd err on the side of caution if you are unsure.

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Apr 13th, 2006, 10:00 AM
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Are you going to pass by a composting machine on the way to that train? if so, and unsure, do it.

Accord. to the SNCF site passenger info all tickets are to be composted.
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