OV-chip pass ready for implementation

21st June 2007, Comments 0 comments

21 June 2007, ROTTERDAM – The test phase with the public transport pass containing a computer chip (the OV chip card) in Rotterdam has been a success. The path is now clear for a gradual nationwide introduction of the new payment system for public transport, Rotterdam's transport company RET said on Thursday.

21 June 2007

ROTTERDAM – The test phase with the public transport pass containing a computer chip (the OV chip card) in Rotterdam has been a success. The path is now clear for a gradual nationwide introduction of the new payment system for public transport, Rotterdam's transport company RET said on Thursday.

On Tuesday the RET, the Netherlands railways (NS) and bus company Connexxion officially accepted the system, so the OV chip pass will also be used to pay for bus and tram journeys in future.

On Monday Rotterdam alderman for transport Jeanette Baljeu will be the first to pay for a tram journey with the pass. Rotterdam city council and RET director Pedro Peters will also present their plans for the chip pass on Monday.

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