For the first time a day with more train travelers than before corona

The homework advice has expired and on Wednesday 23 March the obligation to wear a mouth cap on the train also expired. In the following week, the number of travelers was 73 percent compared to the same week in 2019. At the beginning of March, this was still 63 percent. The percentage is therefore much higher on weekends.

“We see that many travelers are able to find the train again,” says Marjan Rintel, the departing CEO of NS. “Especially at the weekend, there are more people on the train for a day out or to visit family. We know from research that due to the high fuel prices, these travelers take the train faster and the weather was also nice. The fact that last Saturday the number of travelers was slightly above the number from 2019 for the first time is a really special milestone.”

There is also an increase in the number of travelers during the week. “But there is still a long way to go. Despite the fact that we see many commuters again, many people still work from home.”

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