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"Luggage Ticket" on Metro?

Portland, Oregon
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"Luggage Ticket" on Metro?

I was looking at the Metro fares on the ATM website and saw something called a "luggage ticket", with this description: "Ticket is valid for the transport of a single piece of luggage for which a ticket is required."

So how do I know when a ticket is required for luggage? I couldn't find any clues on the website.

Edited: 15 March 2012, 17:56
Castellaneta, Italy
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1. Re: "Luggage Ticket" on Metro?

transport is free if the bags not exceeding 50 cm, so only pay 1.50 euro for person.

Ypu can read here:

atm-mi.it/SiteCollectionDocuments/Norme%20di…

number 2 :COLLI A MANO DI CUI E' CONCESSO IL TRASPORTO GRATUITO

Edited: 15 March 2012, 20:21
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2. Re: "Luggage Ticket" on Metro?

Grazie!

(I first read the wrong section 2, which deals with transporting cats. I got a chuckle out of that...)

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3. Re: "Luggage Ticket" on Metro?

Each municipal transit authority can publish its own rules about the maximum dimensions of carry ons which don't require a ticket.

This operator is a little less onerous than most, establishing a single maximum dimension of 50 centimeters "on its longest side" (which is usually the height). Other operators also have maximum width and depth and even weight restrictions (such as the Florence bus system).

Of course, nobody is going to measure the height of a carry on which LOOKS to be around 50 centimeters (even if it's actually 55 centimeters). That means that suitcases UNDER 19.685 inches (let's fudge to 21 inches) are accepted without a special ticket.

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4. Re: "Luggage Ticket" on Metro?

Never paid a ticket for luggage in my life and never seen anyone else who has done either.

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5. Re: "Luggage Ticket" on Metro?

And you probably have never seen anyone get a fine for bringing on board an oversized piece of luggage without paying a separate ticket!

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6. Re: "Luggage Ticket" on Metro?

Well, that's good to hear. After all the stories about zealous fare inspectors, I wanted to make sure I understood the rules!

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7. Re: "Luggage Ticket" on Metro?

(I live in Milano)

Never heard of anybody being fined for lack of luggage ticket.

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8. Re: "Luggage Ticket" on Metro?

Dante said in the Divine Comedy:

"Le Leggi son, ma chi pon mano ad esse?" (Purgatorio, Canto XVI)

Which translates:

"Laws exist, but who enforces them?"

Things have not changed that much in Italy since 1300 .....

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9. Re: "Luggage Ticket" on Metro?

Where else can you get a classics lesson along with your travel advice? :-)

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10. Re: "Luggage Ticket" on Metro?

It is actually true that in my first 41 years I had never seen anyone paying for his luggage, I mean ordinary bags, trolley etc. as well as they had never requested to do so. Enjoy our city and have a good time!