Amsterdam to introduce travel card next April

17th December 2008, Comments 1 comment

The city wants to replace strip cards with public transport electronic chip card by April 2009.

AMSTERDAM – Amsterdam is planning to introduce the public transport electronic chip card in the capital from April 2009.

The city will go ahead with its plan to replace the present 'strip cards' after the government gives the go ahead. The change will first be made on the metro and afterwards on buses and trams.

Rotterdam is scheduled to introduce the chip card by the end of January when it will be the only means of payment on the city's metro network. Rotterdam's public transport company launched a major campaign on Tuesday to publicise the change.

[Radio Netherlands / Expatica]

1 Comment To This Article

  • tony posted:

    on 19th December 2008, 18:12:33 - Reply

    privatisation eh, this is what they really want, you're money in their bank before you have a chance to decide, this is stealth theft, and the government are forcing people to do this because the whole world is going tits up, through greed, and getting rid of their resposibility