Tag Archives: Venlo

The Joined Up Journey: Buying a Ticket at Venlo for a Cross Border Train

11 Nov
Border Between Netherlands and Germany Road

Venlo, in the South East of The Netherlands, is a mid-size town close to the border with Germany. Serving a local population of 100,000 Venlo’s station is located on a strategic junction in the rail network of The Netherlands and receives twice-hourly Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) Intercity services to The Hague (via Eindhoven) and a twice-hourly […]

Transit Service Recovery: A Trip Back From Germany Becomes an Ordeal

15 Jul

A severe storm in the morning of July 12th disrupted rail services in North West Germany which affected services through Köln Hbf. Travelling back from Köln my girlfriend arrived for the 14:46 ICE 124 train to Amsterdam to find it was 90 minutes late with no further information. Towards the end of the 90 minutes […]

The Challenges of Passenger Communication – Part 2

04 Mar
Amsterdam Central Station Ticket Barriers

In Part 1 I covered my foundations for communicating transit information, the ‘Three ‘C’s’, which are Efficiency, Consistency and Relevancy. In this post I’ll look at how timetables, the reference guide to a transit network, are displayed, taking Amsterdam Centraal Station (CS) as an example. You might think that there are some common-sense approaches to […]