ProRail wants to ban smoking at all train stations in the Netherlands, with all smoking zones disappearing at the 400-plus stations within the next two years, reports the NL Times, citing a company spokesperson.
ProRail receives many complaints from travelers who are bothered by smokers, the spokesperson said, so the company does not want to wait for a national smoking ban. The rail manager is currently working on convincing all parties involved to support the plan.
Earlier this week, Clean Air Nederland announced that 113 outdoor cafe terraces had banned smoking, up from 39. And late last year, the National Prevention Agreement was signed saying that smoking areas in restaurants, cafes and pubs must close by 2022.