Domestic train journeys will not become more expensive as a result of a motion adopted in the House of Representatives. The outgoing cabinet is therefore allocating 300 million euros to prevent fare increases in public transport, of which 120 million for the NS.
The prices of season tickets and the surcharge for Intercity Direct (2.90 euros) also remain the same.
Still need a solution before 2025
For the time being, money has only been released to prevent domestic price increases in 2024. That is why the NS warns that ticket prices will still rise considerably as of 2025 if the government does not provide structural funding.
“If not, we have no choice but to implement the postponed increase for 2024 (of 8.67 percent for domestic travel, ed.) at the end of next year, on top of the inflation for 2025,” says commercial director Tjalling Smit. “And no one wants that.”
“We are therefore in discussions with The Hague to prevent this and look for a structural solution.”