‘Public transport card should be free’

The chip card which will replace ordinary tickets on all forms of public transport from 2008 should be free and there should also be a disposable version for tourists and occasional users, passenger groups said on Tuesday.

Dutch Rail (NS) wants to charge €7.50 for the cards saying this will stimulate passengers to look after them. Disposable cards are not part of the concept, NS told the Volkskrant.

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