Rome bus tickets to cost €2 on board

Tickets to cost increased price of €2 on Rome's turnstile buses as part of experiment to combat fare evasion.

Conductors on Rome's city buses equipped with turnstiles will sell bus tickets for the increased price of €2 from Monday 17 September, as part of experimental measures by the capital's public transport provider ATAC.

The €2 tickets, costing 50 cent more than the regular ticket price, will only be sold on the turnstile buses, which were launched in the city's southern suburbs in June.

ATAC says the move is designed to "test the efficiency of the system" in the face of widespread fare evasion.

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