No More Loading Smart Cards with Cash: NS Introduces ‘Pay as You Travel’ Service

3 September 2018

From Monday, public transport users will be able to travel even if their smart cards are empty, under a new scheme to allow passengers on trains, buses, trams and NS bikes to pay once a month.

By signing up for NS Flex, travellers will be sent a monthly bill and the amount will be automatically deducted from their bank account. The service will be free for travellers without an NS subscription plan and will cost €5 a month for people with a weekend and off-peak discount card. The scheme underwent trials using small numbers of passengers last autumn. Business rail card holders are already able to pay on a monthly basis.