end of sales of metro ticket books

RATP and SNCF have ended the sale of cardboard tickets at all stations and machines on the Ile-de-France network this Thursday, September 21, the Ile-de-France Mobilités regional transport authority (IDFM) said. .

The “t+” ticket download process, which began in October 2021, was supposed to take effect from March 2022, but was delayed due to the pandemic and a global shortage of electronic chips linked to the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The direct successor of the travel ticket book is the “Navigo Easy” card, a season ticket sold for 2 euros intended for occasional travelers who can top up transport tickets individually or in dozens.

Single tickets are also available by sending an SMS to ride the bus, or you can download them to your smartphone – for now on Android and in early 2024 on iOS – through the apps “Ile-de-France mobilities”, “Hello RATP” or ” SNCF”. Connect’.

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Single ticket sales maintained

Among other dematerialized solutions, IDFM mainly promotes the “Liberté +” card, a subscription formula where the trips taken are recorded and invoiced the following month.

According to IDFM, which wants “adapt to the lifestyle of the residents of Ile-de-France with new solutions that save time, [d’]accelerate the modernization of ticket sales (…)to protect enviroment”.

As for the sale of individual cardboard tickets, it will be extended until the end of 2024 with the aim of “to offer an additional option for tourists and spectators during the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games period”.

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