Schiphol's drop-off zone may soon cost money

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Schiphol's drop-off zone may soon cost money

Post by notsofasteddie » Tue 17th Jul 2018 10:14 pm

Schiphol's drop-off zone may soon cost money


By Janene Pieters
July 17, 2018


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Picking someone up or dropping someone off near the terminal at Schiphol may soon cost money. The Amsterdam airport is considering charging for so-called 'kiss & ride', the airport confirmed to NOS after a report in the Telegraaf.

How much it will cost, and when the rates will be implemented, is not yet clear. Schiphol is currently investigating the plan.

According to the airport, this measure is necessary to prevent environmental pollution and to improve passenger flows to and from the airport. Schiphol hopes that charging for the drop-off zone will push people to use public transport instead



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Re: Schiphol's drop-off zone may soon cost money

Post by DjShaggy » Wed 18th Jul 2018 10:40 am

birmingham and luton already do
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Re: Schiphol's drop-off zone may soon cost money

Post by notsofasteddie » Wed 26th Sep 2018 03:51 pm

Schiphol's kiss & go to stay free for now


By Janene Pieters
September 26, 2018


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Passengers can still be picked up and dropped off at Schiphol's 'kiss & go' zone for free for the foreseeable future. Schiphol investigated the possibility of charging money for the use of this drop off zone, but that plan has been called back, AT5 reports.

The municipality of Haarlemmermeer never received a request for such a measure, according to the broadcaster. The airport does not have the authority to put a price tag on the access roads, that lies with the municipality.

In July Schiphol's commercial director Andre van den Berg said that charging for the drop off zone is one of the measures the airport is investigating to solve traffic problems around the airport. Over a fifth of passengers are brought to or picked up from the airport by car. Schiphol believes that charging for the drop off zone will encourage more passengers to use public transit.



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