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It is confirmed, thewill no longer have need to be dead or move to get the public transport subscriptions. What the public service delegatee, ilévia, refuses to do will therefore ultimately be taken over by the (MEL).
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Due to the coronavirus epidemic, the academic year for Lille students was largely disrupted, interspersed with periods in which face-to-face classes were simply canceled. However, many still pay for subscriptions to the ilévia network which have become, in fact, unnecessary. Tired of paying for nothing, students, sometimes in a precarious financial situation, had requested reimbursement from the carrier Ilévia. The latter had refused, explaining that he would not reimburse anyone since "the public transport offer on the ilévia network is maintained at its highest level"."We must show solidarity with the students"
So it was its principal, the MEL, who set foot in it: "We must show solidarity with the students who are in many ways affected by the health crisis that we are going through ”declared the president of the metropolis, Damien Castelain. He announced on Friday that he would "grant reimbursement of Ilévia subscriptions to students whose courses were organized remotely." "
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A possible reimbursement applies to Ilévia subscriptions over 10 months, annual and permanent," not used over the period from November 2020 to March 2021 ". The MEL also ensures that these same subscriptions can be suspended until August 31 for students whose classes will continue at a distance.
This exceptional measure, we do not yet know who will finance it. Is it the carrier who will have to return the money collected or is it the MEL who will take from its budget to help the students. Asked about this by 20 Minutes, the MEL has not yet responded.
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