Starting in June, the regular public transport timetable will resume for public transport travellers. However, this is only intended for essential travel.
NS: return to regular public transport timetable
As of 2 June, the regular public transport timetable will resume for NS trains, with the exception of night trains and a number of other trains. The NS will operate the maximum number of trains that its staff can run under the current coronavirus measures and which are required to ensure the Netherlands remains accessible. To ensure safe travel, public transport users can only use the seats next to the windows. These will be marked with a green sticker. This means that approximately 50% of the seats in the trains will be available. Social distancing measures will remain in place. Please note that public transport users will be required to wear a face mask on public transport.
Arriva: appropriate measure for responsible travel
Transport provider Arriva is also taking appropriate measures to ensure safe travel by bus and train. Keep checking www.arriva.nl/limburg for current information on travel provided by Arriva’s buses and trains from 2 June. As soon as this information is available, we will share it with you.
Keep 1.5 metres apart at train and bus stations
The 1.5-metres social distancing rule applies at train and bus stations. To make it easier for transport users to keep 1.5 metres apart, ProRail and NS have introduced coronavirus measures at train stations with the approval of transport providers. Stickers, pictograms, and lines to mark distance have been put in place to make sure they are visible to transport users. As of 20 May, more shops and services provided at the station will be gradually opened to the public. Measures will also be implemented at these locations to ensure people can maintain social distance. In the near future, transport users will be able to purchase face masks at a number of shops in train stations.
Only use public transport when strictly necessary
Before going on your journey, consult the NS travel planner to make sure your train will depart as scheduled. Follow the government's guidelines and only use public transport when strictly necessary. Work from home if possible and avoid crowds. That is why the advice remains: only travel when strictly necessary. Working together is the only way to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
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