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A Deutsche Bahn Tale on ICE

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Last month, I traveled from The Netherlands πŸ‡³πŸ‡± to Switzerland πŸ‡¨πŸ‡­ by train. More specifically, I traveled from Eindhoven to Engelberg, which is a small alpine town in the centre of Switzerland. When I wrote this post for the first time, it was mostly a rant, but now that some time has passed, I decided to rewrite it and finally publish it.

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Reversing UK Mobile Rail Tickets (


This is quite an interesting article. The author goes over the process of reverse-engineering the contents encoded in the Aztec code of the UK mobile rail tickets, which, of course, does not follow the European standard. In addition, eta also published a tool where you can scan your UK tickets and see their contents. Now it would be very interesting to read something similar with the European standard and, of course, a similar tool. Maybe that’s an idea for a post.

A Small Update On My OVPay Experiment

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In the beginning of last month, I wrote a post about trying out the new payment system for public transit in The Netherlands, OVPay πŸ’³. On it, I mentioned quite a few things regarding different operators. It’s been around a month, and I’ve had the opportunity to travel again on Hermes 🚍 buses using OVPay. Here’s the update.

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Trying Out OVPay With Hermes and HTM

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The Netherlands πŸ‡³πŸ‡± is testing a new payment system for the public transit called OVPay πŸ’³. The gist is that you’ll be able to simply check-in and check-out from buses, trams, trains, and every other kind of transit with your debit or credit card, without needing to either buy a ticket, or have an OV-chipkaart (the public transit card).

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