Arriva, the main train company operating in Friesland and Groningen, will be replacing its ticket machines at all northern stations in the coming months. The rail company will also cease service to the Leeuwarden Achter de Hoven stop.
Translation by Traci White
According to OOGTV, the new ticket machines should be more user-friendly and include more options. The ticket machines in Friesland along the line serving Stavoren will be replaced first, and the other lines will follow in the months thereafter. The NS ticket machines will also be removed: the NS machines will only be replaced at the stations where NS and Arriva trains operate.
The new machines will feature contactless payment scanners, and they will also accept foreign credit cards. The new features are more necessary because the replacement machines will not accept cash payments.
Achter de Hoven
OOGTV also reports that Achter de Hoven, which is primarily used by employees who work at factories and other companies in the immediate vicinity, will no longer be used starting this autumn. The stop is located between the Cammingaburen and Leeuwarden central stations.
One reason for the closure of the rail stop is partially that so few passengers actually use it: trains only stop there once in the morning and twice in the afternoon. Another reason is that the platform is too short.
The province of Friesland and rail company Arriva have agreed that the station can be closed. The platform at the station will be taken down later this year.
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