Why is Dutch public transport the most expensive transport in Europe?

I don’t like screaming headlines and media that are pulling at least or slightest to the bubble.
The remark is based on an investigation by Eurostat, but it is not entirely clear to me which forms of public transport have been compared.
RTL Nieuws, the original source, has given some insight in the meantime: transport services are 35% more expensive in the Netherlands than average in the European Union, the figures from Eurostat show.Besides the public transport, taxis and air tickets are also Included in this category .

Either, the research is about transport services and RTL headlines with public transport.

I can well imagine that the public transport in the Netherlands is expensive compared to the rest of Europe, because the public transport in the Netherlands is much more delicate than at our southern neighbours, and we must consider the Netherlands, at least the entire Randstad, as one city and the Paris and London mileage prices.
I wonder if the 35% more expensive proposition then still keeps up.

For me this is a typical example of first calling and then thinking, because being the first to bring out the news scores better as a thorough research.

First of all, the Dutch public transport is not ‘ the most expensive ‘ in Europe, but 35% more expensive than the European average.There are countries-like the UK-that are more expensive. Much more expensive incidentally. For the costs for which I travel within the metropolitan area of London, I can travel in the Netherlands one day unlimited in Dutch.

In addition: OV in the Netherlands can be very cheap if you want, at least… Train transport.If you buy your tickets online, there will always be an action for cheap train tickets somewhere .I rarely spend more than 20 euros for a return trip anywhere. You just have to plan ahead.

Why It is so expensive?I would say, take the train once in Poland, Romania or even in France… Then you notice it by itself. We have good quality trains, which are frequent driving and except in rush hour, you usually have more than enough place.

That costs something.

I do not know the statistics, but I do have experience with public transport in other Western European countries such as Belgium, the United Kingdom (UK), France, Austria and Germany (BRD).So I know the prices in these countries though. Prices in the Netherlands are not necessarily more expensive than in these countries.

Actually, I experience travelling with the OV in the Netherlands as positive, at least in the big cities and especially in the Randstad.Dutch trains look nice and tidy. The stations are all looked after. I cannot always say this from stations in neighbouring countries such as Belgium, the UK and even FRG.

So if you think the prices are high, then the money in any case is well spent.

I hope this has answered your question.

Thank you for asking me this question C茅line D茅camps (Quora user).

I wonder if that is so.

However, the prices are unnecessarily high and the price works against one of the main goals of the OV.The OV should be an attractive alternative to transport by private car. The price level is then a major factor. However, it is taken away.

In addition, the privatization of the public transport is a reason.Profit must be made and most accountants are bad economists. If there is too little money coming in, the price should be up, leaving customers to drop out, leaving too little money, which will make the price go up……… Etc.

In the end, there must be public money because it is also not allowed to disappear due to bad policy, and the same bad accountants are in the government.

The end goal is every time profit and not improving the use of the OV to get people out of the car.Profit is calculated in money and not in profit for the environment or more satisfied customers.

The ‘ most expensive ‘ probably means the highest mileage price?For standard tickets?

If you want to compare well , there are more things you can look at than the standard price per kilometer.

  • Density of the grid.

Fine-grained, or how far is the first and last stop of your start and end points?

  • Frequency of all legs (travel parts).
  • If your last piece is 1x per hour, the whole trip will not be fine either.

  • Speed, in total, of all legs.
  • Number of stopping places.

  • Crowds, seating availability.
  • Luxury and guidance: How nice is it to sit or stand in the means of transport.
  • Quality of the seats, number and positioning of holding rods and loops. How high is the means of transport, how easy the stairs? How many inputs and outputs? Is there info with monitors? Is there a lot of help in and out? Lots of help and explanations on how to switch?

  • Discounts and price on subscriptions.
  • If almost everyone qualifies for discount, or subscriptions are cheap, then that’s fine for travelers, but makes traveling less for transportation companies.Then it is paid again by the standard price-payers.

    If an OV-net in a country has no large density, low frequency, low speed and high crowds, little luxury, and low discount, then it is not difficult to keep the standard prices very low.

    A luxury OV, so high density, high frequency, high speed and low crowds, luxury and beautiful transport with guidance, and easily accessible discounts and subscriptions, allowed so best slightly more cost in standard prices.

    What position would the Dutch public transport in comparison to other EU countries have on these 5 points?We are a small, and densely populated country, with short distances. So it should be able to make it not too expensive. There are also quite a lot of discount options.

    If you do that, I wonder if the rankings are not very different.

    I find the proposition a little exaggerated.Taxis are indeed expensive here. Trains are about average, if you want to see an expensive train you have to look in the UK. Bus/tram In my opinion is slightly above average.

    This I base on public transport in the Benelux, France, Sweden and the United Kingdom

    Public transport in the Netherlands is of very high quality.Also, it is all well arranged in one clear OV-chipkaart system for buses, trains and trams. Look, the trains are not always on time, but have you ever sat abroad in public transport? The train in Barcelona is of such much lower quality than ours.

    The money therefore mainly goes to the OV-chipkaart system and maintenance, but also new developments in public transport.

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    You have never been to England by train…

    Well, trains are a lot more expensive in England than in NL. I am curious to see how it comes to the statement that NL is the most expensive.

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