Children under four will need a ticket for train travel in Spain

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From today children under four years of age must be in possession of a ticket in order to travel on mid and long distance trains in Spain.

As long as the child does not occupy a seat, the ticket is free, and will be issued to the person accompanying the child, sharing the same ticket number and who has an allocated seat.

The move is one of the measures being made to improve rail safety being implemented by the Minister of Development, Ana Pastor, since the Santiago de Compostela train crash in July, 2013.

The child must present the ticket, along with the accompanying traveller, at control points, and will become mandatory from September.

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