TPG to remove paper tickets from public transport system
There are concerns that the elderly and young children may be disadvantaged by a new ticketing system for Geneva public transport.
The TPG wants to move into the 21st century. The new system will mean passengers will not be given a ticket – but a record will be kept on the bank, or prepaid, card used to pay for travel.
While the system does keep to data protection law, the fact passengers don’t have a ticket could be confusing to the old.
Parents also worry about children traveling. One told the press before they would give their child 2 francs to get a ticket, now they have to have a prepaid card which may have 20 francs on it. Which they may lose.
The TPG say not issuing a ticket will cut paper use and make the machines simpler to maintain.