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Train ticket machines now working [ Thursday, 26 Feb 09 | 18:43 ]
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[My Location |El Masnou (Barcelona) España]
[My Mood |surprisedsurprised]

Renfe autovent
Train ticket machine in El Masnou station
Renfe autovent

Several months ago two ticket machines appeared in the train station by my home. Earlier this week I noticed that they were “on”, but “out of service”. Now they seem to be working as I have seen people using them. The convenience for me is that I can use my debit card to buy tickets here where I live. I usually purchase a “T-50/30 2 zonas”, which means 50 trips in 30 days from first use. Each trip can cover two zones. For example, from El Masnou to the airport (which is on the other side of Barcelona near where gorkabear lives) or to Sabadell, where Ruben lives.

The screen is touch-sensitive and a number of languages (including English) can be selected. They also make change. Tickets are sold by number of trips, type, and destination. This will make my life easier.