Despite the sharp decrease in the number of train passengers due to Corona, the number of train journeys will rise to over 2.1 million in 2021. Rail manager ProRail will announce the increase in the number of train journeys in the capacity allocation on Monday, he writes kup.
A total of 2,172,187 train journeys are planned for next year, an increase of almost 3,000 compared to the number of journeys in 2020. The increase is partly due to an additional express train between Groningen and Leeuwarden and a night train between Amsterdam and Vienna.
The increase in train journeys contrasts with the number of train passengers, which fell dramatically this year due to the corona virus. At the height of the crisis, rail operators only accounted for 10 percent of the normal number of passengers. All seats in public transport can now be used again, but the number of train passengers is around 40 percent of the normal number of passengers, as has already been shown. numbers the NS. The airline believes that the number of train passengers will not recover quickly as many people are still working from home.
Nevertheless, according to talks by the US government, the corona virus was no reason to plan fewer train journeys kup with ProRail and NS. “That would really be a step back. Especially if life is hopefully back to normal soon, we really need these trains,” ProRail spokesman Sybren Hazenberg told the news medium.