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Passengers of Dutch railway NS soon can watch onboard television

Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill

UTRECHT - This December, the Dutch Railways (NS) will begin its own version of offering onboard television programs. Some 1,200 cars in the so-called Intercity network will be equipped with airplane-style monitors. Passengers primarily will be informed of arrival times and transfer possibilities this way, but also could watch up-to-date news as well as entertainment programs, and commercials. Paid advertising will offset most of the cost, which allows NS to hold the line on ticket prices. The NS works together with telecom giant KPN in offering the service, which will be implemented after a successful trial project earlier this year. In the future, the railway company also will offer wireless internet services in its passenger cars.