Public transport in Limburg provided by Arriva as of 11 December
Arriva will take over all public transport in Limburg as of Sunday 11 December 2016. How will this affect you as a traveller?
Arriva will take over all train and bus transport in Limburg from Veolia on 11 December. As a result, the service timetable will change. Please keep in mind that busses and trains will run on a different schedule and that the stops and routes may change. Visit www.arriva.nl/limburg for more information about departure schedules.
Please note: train tickets will not be available at stations along the Maastricht Randwyck-Kerkrade route (Heuvellandlijn) until 11 December 2016. Are you switching to an NS line? You can buy a ticket from one of the ticket machines in the Heerlen or Maastricht railway stations or you can buy an e-ticket online at www.ns.nl/eticket.
Line 100 to become line 10
Bus line 100 between P+R Maastricht Noord and the city centre will become line 10 as of 11 December 2016. This line will still run to and from the centre four times an hour. As of this date, you can get off at the Mosae Forum stop and get on at the Boschstraat/market square stop.
During Magical Maastricht, you can buy weekend train tickets and bus tickets for just €2 per person as of 11 December. For more information, visit www.maastrichtbereikbaar.nl/en/offers/magical-maastricht-until-10-december. To introduce you to the new service provider, Arriva is offering free travel on Sunday 11, Sunday 18, and Sunday 25 December. Please note: you have to purchase an e-ticket in advance. Visit www.arriva.nl/zondaggratis for more information.
Travelling with the public transport pass (OV-chipkaart)
Remember to check in and out with the right carrier when you travel by train. As of 11 December, this is the Dutch Railways (NS) for intercity travel and Arriva for local train services in Limburg. Please also keep in mind that not all public transport top-up terminals will have been switched over from Veolia to Arriva.