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Stations and their environment

NS and ProRail are installing AEDs at all Dutch train stations. This will help to realise a nationwide network of AEDs.

World-class stations are crucial assets in NS's strategy. Stations are important links in sustainable mobility and in the urban development challenge facing the Netherlands. 

Our sustainable spearheads


Developing station areas to stimulate public transport use


Preventing retail food waste


Less plastic waste, reduction of energy consumption


Railway stations and the surrounding areas are safe and meaningful places in our society. High-quality stations, station areas and facilities are important components of the public transport system in the Netherlands. They help us persuade passengers to travel by train.

In 2021, as in previous years, NS contributed to the development and realisation of renovation and new construction projects for various stations in collaboration with ProRail, and teamed up with partners for area development projects. Together we are improving the quality level of (basic) facilities and services at our stations in the Netherlands. NS Stations works for all passenger transport providers in the Netherlands.

NS supports daily operations at all stations in the country by keeping them clean, intact and safe. In addition, we focus on the provision of services (such as bicycle and car parking, toilets and waiting areas/facilities) and commercial operation (rental of retail spaces and operating our own retail facilities). In doing so, we especially target the additional facilities that make the time passengers spend on our trains and at our stations more enjoyable, with due regard for the size of the station and the number of passengers.

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