New app-based De Lijn ticket launched
De Lijn now has another way to buy a ticket for an hour of travel: The new M-ticket requires a one-time registration, and the app does the rest
Cheaper than SMS
The new ticket uses a third-party app. After an initial registration, all it takes is a swipe on the phone to obtain a new ticket, good for one hour, including transfers. The new M-ticket can be combined with other facilities, such as parking passes.
The M-ticket costs €1.80, which is 15 cents cheaper than the SMS-ticket because there are no provider fees and €1.20 cheaper than paying cash to the driver. The ticket for multiple rides, known as the lijnkaart, still remains the best deal, at €1.40 for an hour.
De Lijn stressed that, like the SMS-ticket, the M-ticket must be requested before boarding the vehicle and that there is a short delay between requesting and obtaining the ticket to avoid fare dodgers who request the ticket only when inspectors board the transport. Those caught travelling without a ticket risk a fine of €250 to €500.
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largest-ever De Lijn investment in million euros
million passenger rides in 2012