Tuesday 11 May 2021

Rotterdammers waste millions on transport

People using trams and buses in Rotterdam have ‘given’ the public transport company €40m by not checking out their smart cards when they get off, the Telegraaf reports on Friday.

On one in five journeys, passengers forget to swipe their card when leaving a bus or tram, meaning they pay an effective fine of between €2 and €2.50.
Although that money can be claimed back most people don’t bother because it is too much bother or don’t realise they can, the paper says.

Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl

The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.

DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.