OV-chipkaartpoortjes on Utrecht CS go at the end of november close
Utrecht Central station is at the end of november on lock for people without an OV-chipkaart. If the new public TRANSPORT terminal on december 7, opens, no one can without map the drive in or out.
This confirms the NS after the notification of AD and BN The Voice.
The carrier has spent the past months in all in – and outputs for gates placed. Pedestrians and cyclists who are not OV-chipkaart, from the beginning of december only of Hoog Catharijne to the Jaarbeurszijde through the passage to the exterior of the station.
The opening of the gates happens in phases in the weeks prior to 7 december. In this way, travelers can get used to the new situation and be able to teething be detected.
Utrecht Central station, with more than 177.000 in and uitstappers per day, the main railway hub of the Netherlands. The expectation is that the station in 2030 is around 100 million passengers per year to process. Also in the area is Utrecht CS is the largest railway station of the country.
The beginning of 2017 to the seventy stations have been closed. The gates help, according to the NS is good against fare evasion and improve safety at stations and in trains.
In total, the Netherlands has about four hundred stations, of which the majority should be completed for those without OV-chipkaart. The time of closing will be determined in consultation with the municipality and the fire department.
At some large stations, such as Den Haag Central, it still takes a number of years because it is without major adjustments it is not possible for all platforms to close.