THOSE commuting to Palma from the farthest parts of Majorca will save the most from the reduction in the price of the combined bus-train ticket introduced yesterday.

The Minister for Transport, Biel Vicens, presenting the new price structure at the intermodal station in the Plaza España yesterday, described the new system as “much more flexible” and pointed out that transfers on the same route would now be free.

Vicens added that the system rewarded those who used public transport the most frequently.
There are two types of integrated tickets, the T-20 and T-40, which passengers can buy depending on how frequently they use public transport. “We've moved from a system where the more kilometres you travelled, the more expensive it was, to quite the opposite,” said Vicens.

The Minister said that a passenger travelling to Palma from Cala Ratjada using the shuttle bus to Manacor used to spend 7.20 euros. With the new T-40 ticket the price for the same journey was only 1.50, or 2.25 if the passenger bought the T-20 ticket. The journey from Manacor to Palma, meanwhile, has been reduced by 55 cents using the T-40 ticket.

Yesterday was also the first day that the turnstiles in the intermodal station in Palma were in operation.


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