Metro tickets to cost more during the Olympics – level 1

01-12-2023 15:00

During the 2024 Olympics, Paris metro tickets will cost more. They will cost almost twice as much money as they do now.

Parisians with passes will not pay extra. But visitors will pay a fair price, officials say. A new pass, the Paris 2024 pass, will cost 16 euros per day and up to 70 euros per week for visitors. The president wants to make sure residents do not pay more. The mayor is worried about transport, but the president says that Paris is ready.

It is important for Parisians not to have problems with public transport during the Games. The president thinks that visitors should pay for public services, not Parisians.

Difficult words: pass (a ticket or card whose holder can use a service), mayor (the boss of a city or town), public transport (busses, metro, trains, and so on).

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