Strippenkaart on way out

26th July 2005, Comments 0 comments

26 July 2005, THE HAGUE – The national introduction of chip cards for public transport should be accelerated so that strip tickets can disappear earlier than planned.

26 July 2005

THE HAGUE – The national introduction of chip cards for public transport should be accelerated so that strip tickets can disappear earlier than planned.

The originator of the plan, S Renzema of the Haaglanden region, said on Tuesday the transport companies, regional governments and consumer organisations wanted it speeded up.

Under the current plan, by the end of 2007 travellers around the country will only be able to pay with chip cards.

The card will be introduced in the Randstad cities on 1 January 2007. Other parts of the country will discard strip tickets by 1 January 2008.

The institutions involved are pushing for the whole country to shift to the cards on 1 January 2007. Strip tickets will be valid for a further two or three months.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2005]

Subject: Dutch news

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