Elderly travel for free in Amsterdam

2nd March 2009, Comments 0 comments

Amsterdam’s senior citizens who applied for a personal electronic public transport card can travel for free within the city for three months.

AMSTERDAM – Amsterdam's senior citizens can travel for free on the city's public transport for a three-month period.

As of Monday, residents over 65 can apply for a personal electronic public transport card which is valid on workdays after the morning rush hour and during the weekend.

All eligible residents have received a letter including an application form.

So far, 40,000 elderly people have applied for an electronic public transport card.

After the initial three-month period, participants in the programme can continue to used their cards, but at the normal price. The Amsterdam council hopes the initiative will persuade more elderly people to use public transport.

Radio Netherlands / Expatica

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