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Arend7
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Posted 4 months ago

Not really a question but a television tip https://www.vpro.nl/programmas/tegenlicht/kijk/afleveringen/2024-2025/europa-spoort-niet.html. “Spoort niet” means something like “doesn’t track” as in “at the wrong way” (spoor means rail). Comment is in Dutch but interviews are in original language with subtitles. And pictures speak for themself. Hope it can be watched outside NL (maybe not because of copyright).

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MisterSteve
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replied 4 months ago

Watched a few secods of the first man Jon Worth, that was enough! He complains that DB staff at Aachen couldn't sell him a ticket from the border to first station in Belgium and wanted 8€ for one from Hbf. Then he went to a SNCB ticket machine and it sold him what he wanted for 4,50€. Sounds like worth investigating but then he gets overly angry (bad acting????) and blames state railways for rip off pricing. DB AG is legally a commercial company and given that he lives in Germany he should know that. SNCB, who sold him the cheap ticket, is state operator. At that point I stopped the video and read his Wikipedia page, he's a rent-a-quote who hangs around the fringes of politics but never actually gets close enough to take responsiblity for anything.