In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1tique(t) de (acceso al) andén masculino
- On my way out I was asked to present my platform ticket by a railway official.
- At the touch of a button, the proposed machine would provide a three-rupee platform ticket.
- Mr Hewitt recalls that family members who came to wave them off had to pay a penny each for a platform ticket and said York station in those days was very dingy and grubby.
- A passenger who wants to buy one platform ticket has to put three 1 rupee coins, one by one.
- Throughout Sunday people visited the new station and 500 platform tickets were issued compared with the dozen or so issued on a normal Sunday.
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