In April this year, the Netherlands banned smoking and the sale of tobacco products at train stations. Now, the old ashtray posts are to be replaced by e-bike charging stations designed by Lightwell.
“We want people to travel sustainably from door to door. Not only by train but for example by bicycle to the station,” said Willem van Ewijk of ProRail. “By converting smoking posts into charging stations, we can ensure that more people take the electric bike.”