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A young woman receives a fine of 330 euros on a TGV despite her ticket


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With an initial ticket purchased for 147 euros, the trip to Biarritz will have cost the family 477 euros. OceanProd/

The 18-year-old from Clermont received the highest fine because her name was not written on her ticket.

Have a train ticket but receive a fine. This mishap happened to an 18-year-old girl from Clermont when she was preparing to go on vacation to the Basque Country, the regional newspaper reported. Mountain Saturday September 16.

The young woman, who was traveling in first class on a TGV, received a heavy fine from the controller because the ticket purchased online did not include her name and surname, but those of her mother. Despite the explanations of the Clermontoise and the documents sent by her mother during her check, the SNCF agent insisted on imposing a fine of 330 euros, which could have increased to 380 euros if the traveler had not paid immediately.

Trip at 500 euros

SNCF regulations stipulate that the ticket must be in the traveler’s name and that the traveler must be able to prove his or her identity in the event of inspection. “Since this electronic ticket is personal, it cannot be transferred to a third party. In this way, it helps avoid cases of identity theft and fraudulent use.», explained the transport company to our colleagues. Mountain.

With an initial ticket purchased for 147 euros, the trip to Biarritz will have cost the family 477 euros. The latter decided to challenge the ticket.

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