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Socio-economic impact on health through a more active lifestyle

Passengers who use our services become more active than they would be if they opted for a different mode of transport. We calculated this socio-economic impact for the first time in 2018. Moving to and from the train or bus station makes a certain percentage of otherwise inactive people become active. On average, NS passengers get 16 minutes of extra exercise every day. Due to this extra exercise, one sixth of rail passengers move to the group of people with an active lifestyle. Such a lifestyle can avoid costs associated with an inactive lifestyle, including medical costs and loss of productivity. The positive impact of this in 2020 was €0.9 million (2019: approximately €1.8 million).

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