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To plug that deficit, SNCF should hire cashiers from DB. German pro-rail groups regularly conduct test ticket purchases and then complain that cashiers very often won't tell of all the price reductions applicable... ;-)

*Lunatic*, n.
One whose delusions are out of fashion.
by DoDo on Sun Apr 8th, 2007 at 06:47:55 PM EST
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You believe SNCF cashiers are any better? :)

Actually, a more annoying aspect of time-pricing (early seats cheaper than later one) is beginning a transaction at a certain price, only to find that by the time you are ready to pay, the seat isn't available anymore at that price...

Un roi sans divertissement est un homme plein de misères

by linca (antonin POINT lucas AROBASE gmail.com) on Sun Apr 8th, 2007 at 07:26:01 PM EST
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The time based ticketing in New South Wales is just peak / off-peak pricing, but if you are still paying for the ticket, you are not on the train, so you weren't supposed to be buying an off-peak ticket anyway.


I've been accused of being a Marxist, yet while Harpo's my favourite, it's Groucho I'm always quoting. Odd, that.
by BruceMcF (agila61 at netscape dot net) on Sun Apr 8th, 2007 at 11:33:42 PM EST
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