Sunday, December 12, 2004

OV Chipkaart becomes reality: first launch this monday

Automatisering Gids report that tomorrow, the first public transport contactless chipcard will be distributed to customers of the ferry service Vlissingen-Breskens. It is the first pilot group to be followed by the whole of Netherlands later.

Last week, I noticed that the Rotterdam underground is also preparing for the contactless chipcard. There is a confusing mix of new and old machines. The new entry doors are installed but we are still able to walk alongside of these towards the regular ticket validating machines.

Anyhow, as also our National Railways will be migrating, next year will definitely be the OV-chip year...