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Socio-economic impact on health through a more active lifestyle

Travelling healthy

Passengers who use our services become more active as a result. We calculated this socio-economic impact for the first time in 2018. Walking to and from the train or bus station makes a certain percentage of otherwise inactive people become active. NS passengers get 16 minutes of extra exercise every day. This extra exercise puts one sixth of rail passengers into the group of active people. An active lifestyle can avoid costs associated with an inactive lifestyle, including medical costs and loss of productivity. The positive impact of this in 2019 was about €1.8 million in 2019 (2018: approximately €1.6 million).

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