Checking in and out not possible everywhere because NS has technical difficulties

Breaking news, everybody – because of disruption on the dutch railways, checking in and out is currently not possible, reports NOS. They say that this was first reported around 15:00, and we do not know what is causing this problem yet.

All gates at the stations will remain open so that passengers can pass through, but you will have to purchase a separate ticket or e-ticket the old-fashioned way. It is more expensive, but they say you will be able to reclaim any extra costs because of these difficulties.

Don’t forget to do this, because according to NOS, a conductor can still issue a fine for not having a ticket. But you will still be able to reclaim that amount later. We don’t know yet when this issue will be resolved, but we have been warned ?.

Update: They’ve fixed it! Apparently, they had problems with the software that controls the transition of weather from winter to summer. Anybody who has incurred extra charges will be reimbursed. 

Feat image: Mauritsvink/wikimedia
Kavana Desai
Kavana Desai
Coping with the aftermath of her 3-year stint in the Netherlands, Kavana is a writer, content creator and editor for DutchReview. Hailing from India, she frequently blogs about the Netherlands, being Indian in the Netherlands, and everything in between. She envisions herself to one day be the youngest person to win that Nobel Prize for Literature (she is also not very humble but welcomes only constructive criticism). In the meantime, she fills her days with writing for DutchReview, writing her master's thesis on art theft, and writing fiction that will hopefully see the light of day soon.


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