TPG hope timetable changes will lead to support in fare rises
The Geneva public transport company, the TPG, is trying to woo voters ahead of a crucial vote in May which may allow ticket prices to rise.
The new spring timetable comes into force on April 24th and the TPG hope it will provide a sufficiently improved service to customers so they will vote through a fare rise. Geneva has the lowest public transport prices in the country when compared to similar sized cities.
The new timetable improves bus services to the suburbs and cuts time on some routes.
Also, French mobile phone customers will also be able to buy tickets by SMS.
Voters will decide on May 21st if the improvements merit a fare rise. If the decision is no, all the changes could be reversed, according to the transport minister, Luc Barthassat.