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Key Takeaway:

Dutch transport officials still plan to retire the nearly 20-year-old closed-loop card program OV-chipkaart by the end of 2025. But by that time no more than 30% of trips are expected to be paid for through the OVpay open-loop system.

Key Data:

Chart: Open loop and closed loop as share of all rides

Table: Key figures for OVpay service for May and June 2024, compared with Feb. 2024

Organizations Mentioned:

• GVB (Amsterdam)
• RET (Rotterdam)
• Translink (Netherlands)
• Arriva Netherlands

Dutch transport officials are still on track to fully retire the country’s nationwide closed-loop card program, OV-chipkaart, by the end of next year, the program director for the year-old open-loop OVpay system told Mobility Payments.

OVpay, the first major nationwide open-loop system globally, will likely only account for 25% to 30% of

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