On an average working day steps more than 198.000 travelers in and out at The Hague Central Station. Traveling now seems like the same thing every day, but a lot has changed over the years. Both on the train and at The Hague CS. Get ready for a ride back in time. You no longer see these nine things, but they used to be quite normal for train travelers in The Hague.
Did you know that there used to be three classes were on the train? Travelers from The Hague with money could enjoy the wonderful luxury of the first class. Then there was a second class and until 1956 the third-class coupé was also an option. This was the cheapest travel option. Residents had to sit on wooden benches.
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Buying a train ticket
It’s already 20 year ago that we were first introduced to the public transport chip card. This electronic debit card is now used by almost all train passengers. Previously, all residents had to buy a paper ticket. The very first platform ticket cost 2.5 cents each.
Do you remember the wire cutter? Since the arrival of the public transport chip card, it is no longer necessary for a conductor to check passengers in The Hague with nippers. That is why you can from 2017 admire the nippers only in museums.