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  • In 2017, higher ed. students (MBO) aged up to 18 will have the right to public transport

    30 augustus 2016
    News item
    As of 1 January 2017, MBO students younger than 18 years of age who are enrolled in a full-time programme will have the right to public transport for students (also called the student travel product). MBO students: do not purchase an annual season ticket in September...
  • Canal Parade: city center less accessible

    5 augustus 2016
    Travel news
    On Saturday 6 August, no trams will run via the Rembrandtplein due to the Canal Parade, which is the high point of the final weekend of the EuroPride event. 
  • GVB at the party at EuroPride 2016: "Join our freedom!"

    22 juli 2016
    News items, Travel news
    From 23 July until 7 August 2016, the EuroPride event will take place in Amsterdam. It is a special edition of the annual Gay Pride event because Amsterdam is the "gay capital" of Europe this year! As the city transport company of Amsterdam, GVB is especially proud...
  • Overtoomse Sluis stop gone, local residents angry

    14 juli 2016
    Travel news
    Angry locals wrapped a tram stop in Overtoomse Sluis in black plastic as a protest against the stop being put out of service. Newspapers, including AT5 and Het Parool, reported on the protest. The suspension of the stop is one of...
  • Have you not received you personal OV-chipkaat?

    7 juli 2016
    Travel news
    Did you apply for a personal OV-chipkaart between 17 June and 4 July? And, have you still not received it? The producers of the cards (Translink) experienced a technical outage, but expects it can send out all of the requested cards in the coming week.
  • NS, Q-buzz, HTM, GVB and RET outline the future of mobility

    7 juli 2016
    News items, Travel news
    City to city within an hour. The Netherlands is a heavily populated country. To maintain its accessibility, livability and competitiveness in the future, a new perspective and way of thinking is needed about mobility with respect to transport companies and government...
  • Digital travel information provides passenger clarity

    1 juni 2016
    News items, Travel news
    This year, GVB installed 500 digital travel info displays at tram and bus stops in Amsterdam. These so-called DRIS poles provides travellers with current travel information at the stops of GVB and/or EBS and Connexxion.
  • Services on 4 and 5 May

    3 mei 2016
    Travel news
    On Wednesday 4 May, there will several diversions due to the Remembrance of the Dead event. At 20:00, all of our vehicles will stop for two minutes. On Thursday 5 May, buses, trams, and metro will be in service using an adjusted timetable. 
  • Tram pilot run ends

    18 april 2016
    News item
    Between 22 February and 24 April, passengers on route 2 will be able to board and disembark using all doors. On route 5, mobile hosts will be deployed to provide service, information, and sell tickets. These changes are a part of a...
  • GVB Introduces PIN payment machines in buses and trams

    7 april 2016
    News items, Travel news
    Starting in September 2016, GVB will begin the phased installation of PIN machines in all buses and trams. Paying with cash will be a thing of the past. Cashless travel is safer for drivers and conductors and quicker for travellers because...

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