From 1 August, train passengers with a Dutch public transport chip card can travel to the German station Gronau. A Blauwnet check-in pole has been installed at the German station for this purpose.
NS season tickets will also be valid until Gronau. As a result, travelers with, for example, a Weekend Vrij subscription or a student travel product can travel for free to the German border town from 1 August. Travelers with a discount card, such as the Dal Voordeel subscription, receive a discount during off-peak hours.
Travelers can use both the RB51 and RB64. Enschede – Gronau is the busiest border crossing between the Netherlands and Germany in number of passenger trains. No other route has a train to Germany every half hour during the day.
By public transport chip card to Germany
The realization was realized in collaboration with the partners Zweckverband Nahverkehr Westfalen-Lippe (NWL), Deutsche Bahn and Keolis Nederland, as part of the collaboration between the Dutch border provinces and North Rhine-Westphalia and at the request of the traveler organization ROCOV.
With the public transport chip card you can travel to the German city of Leer and Aachen for some time now. The intention is that travelers will also be able to travel to Emmerich with the public transport chip card later this year. It is not yet possible to use the Dutch public transport pass to Belgium. It is also not possible to travel to Germany by public transport chip card from Venlo and Hengelo for the time being.