De Lijn increases on-board ticket prices

17th November 2005, Comments 0 comments

17 November 2005, BRUSSELS — Public transport authority De Lijn will increase prices from March 2006 and extend its pre-sales network.

17 November 2005

BRUSSELS — Public transport authority De Lijn will increase prices from March 2006 and extend its pre-sales network.

De Lijn hopes a bigger price difference between advance sales and the sale of tickets on its buses and trams will ensure fewer tickets are sold on the vehicles.

Every ticket sale on trams and buses takes 15 seconds and is not conducive to the good flow of public transport, De Lijn argues.

It said 125,000 work hours were lost in selling EUR 30 million in tickets to passengers on board its trams and buses.

In future, a short journey with a Lijnkaart that you buy in a vehicle will cost EUR 1 and a ticket bought before boarding the vehicle will cost 80 cents.
 
For long journeys, tickets will cost EUR 1.70 and EUR 1.50 respectively, newspaper 'De Morgen' reported on Thursday.

A single ticket for a short journey will cost EUR 1.50 on the vehicle and EUR 1.20 bought elsewhere. For long journeys tickets will cost EUR 2.50 and EUR 2 respectively.

[Copyright Expatica News 2005]

Subject: Belgian news

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