Very soon the usual paper tickets with a magnetic strip would go back in time be replaced by a fully automated system.
Paris metro 550 million annually sells paper tickets. Some of them are Souvenirs, but most of the debris on the pavement. However, 5% of the tickets fail due to unreliable magnetic tape.
After analyzing the situation, Ile-de-France Mobilites (IDFM), which coordinates the transport network in Paris and its suburbs, going to 2021 to move to a fully automated system.
“We want to gradually withdraw from use of metro tickets,” says valérie Pécresse, President of IDFM.
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France (French Republic) – a country in Western Europe.
|Coat of arms
The Capital – Paris
Largest cities: Paris, Marseille, Lyon, Toulouse, nice
Form of government Presidential– parliamentary Republic
Territory – 674 685 km 2 (48th in the world)
The population is 64.5 million people (22nd in the world)
The official language is French
Religion – Catholicism
HDI – 0,888 (22nd in world)
GDP – $2,829 trillion (6th in the world)
Currency – Euro
Borders: Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Monaco, Italy, Spain,
Many of the passengers from the suburbs are already using electronic Navigo pass. IDFM is going to introduce two more options designed for tourists and occasional travelers.
New turnstiles will be installed in the fall of 2018. The system also plans to link with bus and train routes and to test before the Olympic games in Paris in 2024.
How wrote portal “Around the world. Ukraine”, public transportation in Paris can be free.