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26.2.16

SAFETY ON BUSES * Holland: ELIMINATE CASH FARES

* Amsterdam - All Dutch buses eliminate cash fares on robbery fears

-- Cash payments on buses may soon be a thing of the bast in large parts of the Netherlands, following a series of robberies involving buses and bus drivers in Amsterdam-Noord, a teenager who used a shotgun in an incident last month and two knife-wielding men in clown masks attacking a bus driver last week... On Friday Amsterdam mayor Eberhard van der Laan announced that cash payments on the bus will no longer be possible by the end of the year... A spokesperson for Arriva Nederland, which is responsible for much of the Netherlands’ bus transport, told BNR that the company also wants to stop cash payments. The company is already running a experiment with card payments on buses only in Zuid-Holland. Arriva wants to extend this to the rest of the country, and completely abolish cash payments... 
 (Photo Politie: 15-year-old robs Amsterdam bus driver with shotgun, 13 January 2016)   --   Amsterdam, Holland - NL Times, by Janene Pieters - Feb 15, 2016

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