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Stib cracks down on passengers sharing tickets
Brussels public transport operator Stib is attempting crack down on passengers sharing their used tickets.
Many people purchase 24-hour tickets, but do not need them for the full 24 hours. Often, they will leave the tickets at the gates of Stib stations and inform others through social media. Others can then use the still valid ticket for the remaining time, without having to purchase their own.
According to Stib, this is fraud and could result in a fine of €408.
However, names are not printed on the tickets, so this is difficult to enforce. The only way to catch those engaging in this fraudulent behaviour is if ticket inspectors see the physical ticket being passed on.