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Ticket Validation

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I’m not sure why they don’t treat train tickets like the subway where you have to put your ticket through to go through the turnstile. Instead, you can hop right on the train and then they have to have a guy come around on the train to check your ticket. In Europe, before you get on the train you have to validate your ticket which basically prints the station and timestamp on the ticket before you hop on so that you can’t reuse the ticket. If you don’t you get charged a huge fine. Anyways, we got on the train and about 3 minutes before it was about to leave, we realized we hadn’t validated the ticket. Kristine hopped off and ran to the machine and ended up making it just fine, but that could have been interesting. Now that we’re on the train, there’s two or three separate guys on the phone that are all literally screaming. Its going to be a looongg four hours.

Posted by atbrady 16:31 Archived in Italy Tagged train_travel

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