Cashless Ticketing in Amsterdam
The city of Amsterdam transport authority has banned cash ticket payment system to make the transport network of tram safer, an 'Intelligence Transport' report has said.
Amsterdam buses made cash free in 2017 and converted their public transport ticketing system, and in recent times, cash has been banned from the tram network.
Passengers purchase ticket from machines situated at the tram stops or on-board, using a credit or debit card. The switch to 100 per cent cashless ticketing operated smoothly, regardless passengers use their bank debit/credit cards to buy tickets.
Report says tourists reported that they are not aware of the 100 per cent switch, but can still make use of their credit cards.
The city’s transport authority has said that the decision to stop cash transactions for tickets is to make trams safer.