Frequently Asked Questions

and the corresponding answers

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question or want to know more about a day out by train? You may find your answer here….

Where can I buy tickets?

Tickets for our trains can be purchased online as e-tickets (with discount!) or at the ticket office at Simpelveld Station. When boarding at one of the other stations you can also buy your tickets from the conductor in the train.

What can I do with a Day Pass?

With the Miljoenenlijn Day Pass you can travel all day with steam and diesel trains (Railbus) on all our routes and you travel with Arriva trains through South Limburg. With the help of the timetable you determine yourself which train you take and where you get on and off. The Miljoenenlijn runs on the following routes:

You may also travel with the Miljoenenlijn Day Card on the Arriva trains between Kerkrade, Schin op Geul & Maastricht. These are the following routes:

  • Heerlen – Kerkrade Centrum (S3)**
  • Maastricht Randwyck – Valkenburg – Schin op Geul – Heerlen (S4 & S5)*

Check Arriva’s current timetable at 

* With all ticket types of the Miljoenenlijn you travel for free between Schin op Geul and Valkenburg with Arriva.
** Only between Kerkrade Centre and Heerlen, further travel towards Sittard is not allowed.

Do I need to buy a ticket to get to the stations?

No, all our stations are free of charge.* This includes our main Simpelveld station, where there is plenty to do for young and old.

* During some events an entrance fee is asked to visit Simpelveld Station. The station and platforms are not accessible free of charge. These days are marked in red in the timetable.

Is the Museumkaart valid at the Miljoenenlijn?

Unfortunately, the museum card is not valid at the Miljoenenlijn.

Can I pay by debit card?

You can pay for your train tickets at the ticket office in Simpelveld, in cash or with your pin code. Do you board at one of our other stations or stops? Then you can buy your ticket from the conductor. Here you can only pay in cash, preferably exact change.

In our Brasserie Perron 4 and restaurant ‘t Perronneke at Station Simpelveld you can pay with cash as well as with pin. In the dining car of the train you can also pay with cash or pin.

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In our souvenir shop at Station Simpelveld you can pay in cash as well as with pin.

For all locations listed here, credit cards are not accepted.

Can I also travel with the OV-chipkaart or NS-Business Card?

No unfortunately, the OV-chipkaart, NS-Business Card or similar tickets are not valid on the Miljoenenlijn. However, our conductors are willing to cut a hole in it if required ????

Are the Miljoenenlijn trains wheelchair accessible?

The Miljoenenlijn Steam Train has a carriage for the disabled with a ramp which is operated by our volunteers. Boarding and disembarking is only possible at the stations Simpelveld and Schin op GeulReservation is recommended. The diesel train of the Miljoenenlijn, the Railbus, is unfortunately not yet wheelchair accessible. Our volunteers are working hard to make this possible.

Simpelveld Station also has a disabled toilet and some special parking spaces.

For more information on accessibility by wheelchair, walker or stroller, see our separate information page.

Can I bring my own food and drink?

You are allowed to bring your own food and drink. However, it is not allowed to bring along food and beverages for consumption in our catering establishments Perron 4 and ‘t Perronneke and on the terraces belonging to them.

At the stations as well as in the trains you are allowed to bring your own food. On the platform of Station Simpelveld is a picnic area arranged. The steam train has a special dining car where various drinks and snacks are available.

Can I take a dog on the train?

Bringing a dog on the train is allowed free of charge provided it is leashed and does not cause a nuisance to fellow passengers. It is not permitted to allow a dog to sit on the benches.

Dogs are not allowed during culinary rides in the historic Pullman carriage.

Please note: If you travel on with our Day Pass through South Limburg by Arriva train, different conditions apply for taking pets.

Can I become a volunteer with the Miljoenenlijn?

Yes, please do! The Zuid-Limburgse Stoomtrein Maatschappij is a foundation that runs almost entirely on about 270 volunteers. We are constantly looking for enthusiastic people to strengthen our team. Without volunteers, the Miljoenenlijn would come to a complete standstill.

Are you interested, or do you just want to come and have a look? Then don’t hesitate and contact us. Even if you don’t live nearby or can’t be there very often, there is a place for everyone at the ZLSM/Miljoenenlijn! Almost nowhere you will find a more diverse or closer volunteer base than with us.

Also take a look at our page with vacancies. Or come and have a look around, you are very welcome!