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VIDEO. Paris: the beginning of the end for the metro ticket


He has been walking in the pockets of Ile-de-France residents for 121 years. Hallmarked and then magnetized in 1973, the famous cardboard metro ticket saw its

"I did not know that I was perhaps buying my last book of tickets there", is surprised Jean-Michel, in his sixties, who has just withdrawn his tickets from the vending machine. Yet a few steps away, stickers placed on the composting terminals clearly announce the color. "The cardboard T + ticket book, it's over," we can read. From October 14 and gradually in the months to come, the booklets of 10 magnetic tickets will be withdrawn from the sale. First in infrequent Parisian stations, around a hundred in total (i.e. a third of the network), then from January 2022, 176 additional stations will say goodbye to notebooks, whether at the counter or in the distributors. A way to turn, smoothly,the page of the cardboard ticket with magnetic strip "which is often lost or demagnetized" and which too often ends up folded on the Parisian sidewalks.

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“I think it's a good idea, especially from an ecological point of view.

It will make less paper used and less waste ”, testifies André, a user of line 6, seduced by the Navigo Easy pass, successor to the T + ticket, which already makes it possible to dematerialize the booklets of 10 tickets on one and the same rechargeable card.

A point of view that does not share Mireille, an occasional user, who remains attached "to her ticket".

“Another change.

Today, everything is dematerialized.

Me, I buy cardboard tickets, and it suits me very well like that ”, growls the septuagenarian.

For those most addicted to the paper version, it will still be possible to buy them, but individually, only at counters ... Until the final shutdown of magnetic ticket validators, scheduled before 2025.

Source: leparis

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