Socioeconomic impact on health through a more active lifestyle
We have a socioeconomic impact on society because passengers who use our services also become more active. We calculated this impact for the first time. 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. This positive impact was about €2 million in 2018.