Goodbye OV card, hello paying for Dutch public transport with phone or bank card!

The OV chipkaart issuer Translink introduced the introduction of a brand new public transport cost system. 

Should you’ve been having fun with the perks of getting a private OV chipkaart within the Netherlands, chances are you’ll be unhappy to search out out that the times of this piece of plastic are coming to an finish, however glad to see that one thing higher is coming to interchange it.

The brand new system changing OV chipkaart — OVpay — will permit travellers to make use of their debit playing cards and smartphones for public transport. The system is to be launched subsequent 12 months, experiences RTL Nieuws

Work in progress

OVpay is at the moment being examined on metropolis buses in Lelystad. As soon as all of the bugs are fastened, the remainder of the nation can observe. 

In line with the spokesperson for Translink, Gerbrant Corbee, “60,000 gates and card readers will already be tailored this 12 months for OVpay.”

Public transport corporations are investing 100 million euros within the transition to supply clients extra comfort.  

“OVpay is a extra trendy answer that gives vacationers straightforward, quick and secure public transport,” says the chairman of the umbrella organisation OV-NL (Openbaar Vervoer Nederland) Pedro Peters.

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