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Bratislava gets new ticket machines

A Bratislava magistrate became guarantor of a line of credit in the order of DEM 1,592,000 for the Bratislava Transport Company on September 21. The credit was given by the Austrian banking house Raiffeisenbank. With the money obtained, the company will buy 200 automatic machines for travel tickets. The Bratislava town council agreed that 15% of the machines' value, that is DEM 281,000, will come from the town's budget..

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