Boys are back. As with France, they always ran into strikes, and graspy little 'fine' collectors. It sounds really bad, every time you goof up on train or bus, they attack, and extract a 40 euro fine each, in cash, no receipt! It as bad as it is in Prague! I'll bet if more people complained, or started "STAY AWAY FROM FRANCE!" campaigns, they'd have to do something. Anyway, until they do, either read in advance how to avoid them, or bring along extra cash!