BKK removing 1/5 of ticket vending machines

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The Budapest Transport Center (BKK) announced that almost one in five public transport ticket machines will be removed the capital to cut operating costs, reports business daily Világgazdaság.

Despite the fact that these devices generate more than half of the company's sales, BKK seems unperturbed.

Even during the worst-performing ticket vending machine produces about fifteen times its monthly operating fee, according to sources familiar with the operation of ticket vending machines. That is why professional circles were confused when BKK announced on Tuesday that it will reduce the number of devices by about 15%. 

VG sources said that a total of 372 ticket machines had been procured so far, but they could not say exactly how many vending machines would be withdrawn from circulation. According to VG information, this could amount to 68 machines, so almost every fifth piece of equipment could be withdrawn.

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