Public transport users in Rotterdam metro will still be able to use a traditional strippenkaart to pay for their journeys after October 1, now that junior transport minister Tineke Huizinga has postponed the introduction of the prepaid OV-chipcard.
The prepaid card will eventually replace all other forms of payment on public transport throughout the country and is being tested in Rotterdam. But according to Friday’s Volkskrant, Huizinga thinks compulsory introduction on October 1 is ‘too hasty’.
Thousands of complaints have been made about the system, particularly from users who forget to ‘check out’ when leaving a tram or bus and have to pay €4 for a short journey.
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