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Validation of train ticket

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Validation of train ticket

When we traveled from nice to Monaco no one checked our ticket. We paid €15 for 2 person pass round trip from nice to Monaco.

So odd. We must have missed something, But it not seem that anyone had their ticket checked

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KK66 - you need to validate your ticket at platform before you get on the train - its a yellow machine where you insert ticket to get time stamped.

Fines can be hefty in the area if you found not to have ticket validated.

Common and simple mistake to make.

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Checking tickets does not happen on every train. That's why, when it does happen, people who have not validated their tickets are fined.

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Hi. You made it! (You were thinking of canceling vs going solo....)

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A lot of people whine here when they don't have a validated ticket on metro or train and are checked and then fined anywhere from 35 to 100 Euro. The reasons the fines are high is that most trains run on an honor system most of the time with random ticket checks from time to time. If the person has not stamped their ticket in one of the yellow boxes before getting on the train or at the turnstile on a metro then they could use that ticket indefinitely if there were not the risk of these giant fines. If you didn't validate your ticket before getting on the train then you are lucky you didn't get checked as the ticket taker does not validate the ticket but fines if you don't have a valid one. But that ticket is good for another trip if you didn't stamp it this time.

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5. Re: Validation of train ticket

"We must have missed something"

- Exactly

Boston
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It happens to us mere mortals

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The OP is not talking about validating the ticket in the yellow machines. They might have done that, they might not. It isn't the issue.

They are using the word "validation" in the sense of "no-one came and checked my ticket was valid".

Back on topic, yes, it's an honour system and you might catch five trains before you get a ticket check. On the TER trains, lots of people make short journeys and it's impossible to check every one.

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Great luck that the ticket check missed you, too :)))

Maybe it was too crowded - I was once on a train from Ventimiglia, and such a lot of people boarded it in Monaco, apparently on the way from their jobs home to Nice, that no control could have made it through the car, I guess.

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My husband and I have been traveling the TER train (direction Nice/Monaco/Mention/Ventimiglia and home to Nice) along this coast for over 5 years 2-3 times per month, year-round.

There's no calculable formula for when police will or won't board a train nor at which time nor at which stop or between which stops, nor whether the train is crowded or not. They check tickets and the validation status of these and passengers' passports or French nationals' ID cards. Your age, appearance, demeanor and nationality make no difference to this. As a mere mortal, it's important to not forget to carry your passport and to validate your ticket.

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