NS begins recruiting participants for an experiment to test its contactless debit card payment system. Participants will be able to check in and out of contactless train journeys with their debit or credit card or with their digital debit card on a mobile phone or smartwatch.
A limited group of train travelers can participate in the experience. They will have to register in person at one of the six stations between August 15 and 22. The stations are Amsterdam Central, Rotterdam Central, The Hague Central, Utrecht Central, ‘s-Herotengosch and Delft. NS employees will be at stations between 10:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. daily to register participants and explain the system.
Starting August 29, these travelers can travel on all Nova Scotia routes by checking in and out with their contactless debit or credit card. All posts and gates have been equipped with new car readers, displaying the image of the OV smart card and the contactless payment logo. Participants will travel without reduction or subscription. They will pay for a second class ticket but can travel first class without additional payment until November 1 as an extra thank you for their participation.
“With this test, checking in and out of the train becomes as quick and easy as contactless payment for your shopping. You no longer have to go to a ticket machine to buy a ticket or top up your balance, but you can check in immediately and get on your train quickly,” said Ivo Steffens, Nova Scotia’s Director of Commerce. . “It’s all about convenience. Even if you don’t have a subscription, you can use the train without taking an extra step.
NS has already tested the system on a smaller scale in 2019. It is part of the national innovation program OVpay, which will eventually implement the new payment system in all forms of public transport and transport companies in the countries. -Down.