Confusion over passenger fines

23rd September 2005, Comments 0 comments

23 September 2005, AMSTERDAM — Three lobby groups have called on Transport Minister Karla Peijs to clarify the penalties policy operated by train company NS.

23 September 2005

AMSTERDAM — Three lobby groups have called on Transport Minister Karla Peijs to clarify the penalties policy operated by train company NS.

The company announced earlier this year that its conductors will stop selling tickets to passengers on trains from 1 October.

Currently, a passenger who boards a train without the appropriate ticket faces a fine unless he or she goes directly to the conductor to pay the fare.  Tickets sold on trains are more expensive than ones purchased in beforehand.

NS claims passengers can only purchase a ticket on the train once a year but Minister Peijs told Parliament this week that the conductor judges each case individually.

Consumer lobby group Consumentenbond, commuter organisation Rover and trade union FNV Bondgenoten said on Friday that the minister must clear up the confusion.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

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