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14:28 Mar 4, 2007
French to English translations [PRO]
Marketing - Marketing / Market Research
French term or phrase: BLS
Hello All,

I am translating a marketing document related to the French railway system. This passage lists several areas in which improvements can be made and contains the above abbreviation. Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

Gares, boutiques, agences de voyage, BLS, borne d'echange minute...
Joy Lewis
Local time: 04:40
English translation:Borne Libre Service
Explanation:
Tout sur le Retrait sur les Bornes Libre Service
A type of automatic ticket machine.

- [ Translate this page ]
Pour retirer votre billet de train sur une Borne Libre Service, ... contactant un agent du service téléphonique de la SNCF au 36 35 (0,34 euros la minutes). ...
www.voyages-sncf.com/.../sommaire_questions_reponses/emissi... - 11k - Cached - Similar pages

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Note added at 9 mins (2007-03-04 14:38:06 GMT)
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or "self-service ticket-issuing kiosk" - there are lots of different ways of putting it... "automatic ticket vending machine", etc.

French National Railways - Transit Briefs: France International ...
French National Railways (SNCF) has awarded a [euro]20 million contract to ... to install 1150 self-service ticket-issuing kiosks at mainline stations ...
www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BQQ/is_7_43/ai_1056428... - 28k - Cached - Similar pages
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French Foodie
Local time: 10:40
Grading comment
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Borne Libre Service


Explanation:
Tout sur le Retrait sur les Bornes Libre Service
A type of automatic ticket machine.

- [ Translate this page ]
Pour retirer votre billet de train sur une Borne Libre Service, ... contactant un agent du service téléphonique de la SNCF au 36 35 (0,34 euros la minutes). ...
www.voyages-sncf.com/.../sommaire_questions_reponses/emissi... - 11k - Cached - Similar pages

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Note added at 9 mins (2007-03-04 14:38:06 GMT)
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or "self-service ticket-issuing kiosk" - there are lots of different ways of putting it... "automatic ticket vending machine", etc.

French National Railways - Transit Briefs: France International ...
French National Railways (SNCF) has awarded a [euro]20 million contract to ... to install 1150 self-service ticket-issuing kiosks at mainline stations ...
www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0BQQ/is_7_43/ai_1056428... - 28k - Cached - Similar pages

French Foodie
Local time: 10:40
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Grading comment
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agree  Natasha Dupuy: automatic ticket vending machine or self-service ticket machine would be fine, I think
5 hrs
  -> thanks Natasha

agree  rousselures: I like "self-service"...
15 hrs
  -> thanks rousselures
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