Amsterdam seeks bilingual public transport system
Public transport information and announcements should be provided in both Dutch and English, says the city’s economic affairs alderman.Amsterdam – An Amsterdam alderman is seeking public transport information to be provided in both Dutch and English so as to provide better service to tourists, reports ANP.
The city’s economic affairs alderman, Lodewijk Asscher, will present his plans for bilingual transport announcements to the city council this week.
Asscher said bilingual announcements are needed on trams, buses and metros to provide a better service to the city's foreign visitors.
He would also like to see an improved English language service on the 20-minute train route between Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport and the city centre.
The council is currently negotiating with the airport and Dutch Railways to provide bilingual announcements and distribute an English language guide to the city's entire public transport network.
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