Public transport smart card in use nationwide

The public transport smart card can be used in buses, trains, trams and the metro nationwide from Wednesday, news agency ANP reports.

Groningen and Drenthe provinces are the last regions to be connected to the ov-chipkaart system. That should have happened in December but there were problems with the supply of the card readers, ANP said.
Paper tickets will now be gradually phased out over much of the country. They have already been scrapped in the Rotterdam and Amsterdam metropolitan regions.