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Bus tickets 1940s

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Before the ticket issue machines were introduced in the late 1940s, a conductor had to carry a collection of different tickets which had to be hand punched. There were quite a few permutations and prices for children, single tickets, return tickets and also two journey tickets as seen here.The numbers down the long sides of the ticket denote the fare stages on a journey and the conductor had to punch the relevant number where the passenger boarded.

Fare stages were about every second or third stop.

Donor : Hartlepool Museum Service


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