"Validate your ticket!" Métros/Trams/Bus Tip by witness_wannabe

Métros/Trams/Bus, Brussels: 102 reviews and 98 photos

The ticket needs to be validated in a small yellow machine, before boarding the train. What you need to know is that these machines will SWALLOW your ticket, stamp it inside and, after a while, return it to you. Trivial? Maybe not. It was so surprising (and funny) to see that even the Belgian people are not used to it! They would try to insert one end of the ticket into the machine slot, while holding the other end, in hope the machine would just stamp the inserted end. Nuthin would happen. Agitated people would just leave the machines without having their ticket validated. And so may travellers were stunned and fell in panic, when the machine "ate" their whole ticket. They thought they'd never get it back!.....

Type: Subway/Metro
Website: http://www.stib.irisnet.be

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written May 16, 2007
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