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Are you looking for ways to make your business more sustainable? Traveling by train contributes to more sustainable operations. On average, the train emits 75% less CO2 per traveler than cars.


75% less CO2 emissions

Business travel is, often without realising it, a major cause of a company's environmental pollution. If you would like to make your business more socially responsible, then switching from traveling by car to traveling by train may be a good idea, and it saves you money on your mobility expenses.

The average CO2 emissions per passenger in the Netherlands is 75% lower for the train than by car. So traveling by train can significantly lower your company's CO2 emissions. And better yet: starting in 2018, traveling by train will be completely carbon-neutral!

How much can your company reduce its CO2 emissions?

How much more sustainable can your company's business travel become? Calculate your company's emissions with our special ‘CO2 comparison’ app and see how much your company's CO2 emissions can be reduced by traveling by train.

The train is energy efficient

The train uses energy more efficiently. We at NS have achieved this by efforts such as:

  • using trains that consume less energy;
  • modernising the double-deckers to make them 20% more efficient;
  • introducing EnergyEfficient Engineering: accelerating quickly and letting the train coast to a stop.

Over the past 10 years, we have reduced our energy consumption by 30%. But we could always do better, so we will continue to work on improving our energy efficiency.

Climate-neutral travel

NS strives to be as energy-efficient as possible, but it still takes a lot of energy to run all of the trains each year. We are looking for sustainable solutions for the generation of energy, and 50% of all NS trains currently run on green electricity. By 2018, traveling by train will be completely climate-neutral, as we have signed a contract with Eneco to power all of our trains with green electricity. So starting in 2018, travelers will be able to travel 100% climate-neutral, without CO2 emissions.

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