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Old 09-21-2006, 07:15 AM
Hank Hank is offline
Join Date: Jul 2006
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The bicycle icon simply means that train passengers are permitted on that particular train with their bicycle without any additional charge. As to the on and off question, I have known folks who have done this, but I am not sure if its technically legit. Before you board any train in France (or anywhere else in Western Europe) you must validate the ticket by inserting it in a machine on or near the platform. That machine simply puts a time-date stamp on the ticket. Failure to validate will result in a hefty fine (on the spot) if you happen to get caught by a ticket check. I have been told by others that you can use a validated ticket for the remainder of the day, but I have never actually seen this policy in writing.