Tag Archives: OV-Chipkaart

Transit Ticketing: Paper Tickets vs Smartcards

09 Jun
Strippenkaart Nederland Openbare Vervoer OV Ticket Kleine Groot Bus Tram Metro

June 3rd 2010 marked a public transport milestone in The Netherlands as the Strippenkaart’s validity was withdrawn completely from the Amsterdam and Rotterdam regions. The paper ticket remains popular with passengers, however despite its colourful presentation and intermodal flexibility, the way in which it was used needed a large amount of knowledge by both transit […]

Smart Cards: The Future Path of Transit Ticketing

14 May
OV-Chipkaart OV Chipkaart Openbare Vervoer NL Nederland Netherlands Public Transport Smartcard GVB

Transit users in London and the South East of England will no doubt be familiar with the Oyster Card; Similarly transit users in the Netherlands will be familiar with the OV-Chipkaart; Both are known as “Contactless Smart Card” systems. They are just two examples of a new generation of ticketing systems that are being rolled […]

The Challenges of Passenger Communication – Part 3

10 Mar

In the final part of my series of posts on passenger communication, I’ll be discussing aspects of design and politics and their effects on information delivery, and looking at how technology integration plays can either help or hinder the passenger experience. The study once again takes Amsterdam Centraal Station (CS) as the main reference. In […]