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The prices of train tickets and NS season tickets will not increase next year. The NS reported this on Tuesday morning, after it had already become known that the outgoing cabinet is allocating money to prevent the price increase of tickets in public transport. The House of Representatives had requested this. Traveling on the international trains of the NS and renting a public transport bicycle will become more expensive.
The NS says that the money released will allow it to postpone the proposed fare increase of 8.67 percent. “We are happy with this good news for our travelers at a time when many things are becoming more expensive,” said Tjalling Smit, responsible for train tickets and season tickets for the NS. However, he repeats the concern that the rate increase will still have to be implemented at the end of next year, on top of the inflation for 2025. “Nobody wants that,” says Smit. “We are therefore in discussions with The Hague to prevent this and look for a structural solution.”
The fares for international trains will be increased by 7.85 percent as of January 1. Renting an OV-fiets will cost 4.55 euros per 24 hours, instead of 4.45 euros.