News

  • Elevators at metro stations fitted with odor system

    1 april 2017
    News items, Travel news
    Last year, GVB installed odor systems in the old elevators along the Oost route. Sprayers have now been installed in all elevators along the Amstelveen route. The odor system works to counteract the smell of urine.  
  • Public transport Customer Barometer 2016: customer satisfaction stable

    22 maart 2017
    News items, Travel news
    Travelers rated GVB services with an average report score of 7.4. This was the outcome of the national survey that is known as the Public Transport Customer Barometer 2016. This survey is carried out by the CROW organization on behalf of the contracting authority. The rating…
  • New IJ ferry 61 now in service!

    20 maart 2017
    News items, Travel news
    Starting today, GVB skippers are ferrying the first passengers across the IJ in a brand new ferry, the IJ ferry 61. This is the second new addition to the fleet in the last six months. Just like its sibling, the IJ ferry 60, that was put into service last October, the new…
  • GVB starts pilot with countdown at stop

    14 maart 2017
    News items, Travel news
    Together with the municipality of Amsterdam and transport region, GVB is starting a pilot with a stop countdown for tram traffic, at stops at the busiest intersections in Amsterdam. The countdown will contribute to the better flow of public transport and…
  • GVB experimenting with service counter on the tram

    16 januari 2017
    News items, Travel news
    In the coming months, we will be experimenting with a service counter instead of a conductor's cabin. This will make personal contact easier and conductors can move around to provide service.   
  • No more cash in the night bus

    16 januari 2017
    Travel news
    As of 1 February, it is no longer possible to use cash to pay for a ticket in GVB night buses. We implemented this policy because we want to make public transport in Amsterdam as safe as possible for the drivers and passengers.   
  • No more cash in GVB buses

    16 januari 2017
    News items, Travel news
    On the night of 31 January to 1 February 2017, it will no longer be possible to use cash to purchase tickets onboard the night buses of Amsterdam transport company GVB. As of 26 March this year, it will not be possible on any of the approximately 200 GVB buses to…
  • Zuidas pass to induce drivers to leave cars behind

    12 januari 2017
    News item
    RAI Amsterdam takes a bite of the rush hours On Thursday morning 12 January 2017, the starting signal was given for the Zuidas travel pass, one of the initiatives to reduce car traffic in and around the Zuidas. The goal of the "Zuidas Access Approach" is to facilitate, stimulate and entice 3,000…
  • Reason for GVB metro disruptions discovered, passengers will be compensated

    4 januari 2017
    News item
    On Monday 2 January 2017 last, our metro passengers were affected by an extensive and prolonged disruption. Between approximately 14:00 and 17:00, metro traffic was not possible in Amsterdam. This was due to a series of disruptions in the…
  • New mobility alliance launched covering cars, two-wheelers, freight transport, road transport, public transport

    16 december 2016
    News item
    Good connections in and between cities. Prevent further growth of traffic jams. Achieve additional transport capacity. The appointment of a minister, who has control over mobility. Engage new technology to provide smarter transport…

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