No problems with train ticket switch
Wednesday marked the end of paper tickets on trains in the Netherlands, and so far there have been few problems, the NS said. Instead of buying single-use paper tickets, train passengers can instead buy single-use OV chip cards, though they are not sold in every machine at train stations.
Alternatively, customers are also able to buy a reusable, anonymous OV chip card from the machines. Other machines at the train stations are only available for recharging the cards.
The rail operator deployed 800 students in white t-shirts to help out passengers unaware of the switch, as well as NS staff members, according to newspaper AD.
— DvH_NL (@davevanhattem) July 9, 2014
— Theo vd Heijden (@ctvdheijden) July 8, 2014