Monitoring the impact of COVID-19 on the travel behavior of train travelers in the Netherlands

Danique Ton*, Menno De Bruyn, Mark Van Hagen, Dorine Duives, Niels Van Oort

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Mobility patterns and transport systems have been heavily impacted due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Public transport is impacted heavily, as governments worldwide advised against using it. This paper presents the data collection effort initiated by NS (Dutch Railways) and Delft University of Technology to capture changes in travel behavior, attitudes and intentions related to the COVID-19 pandemic among Dutch train travelers. The survey set-up, data collection process, data validation and potential of the dataset are discussed. The data collection effort proves to be a valuable longitudinal data set that is ground for many research opportunities and policy insights.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)70-80
Number of pages11
JournalTransportation Research Procedia
Publication statusPublished - 2024
Event12th International Conference on Transport Survey Methods - Porto Novo Beach, Portugal
Duration: 20 Mar 202225 Mar 2022


  • COVID-19
  • longitudinal data collection
  • survey design
  • train travelers
  • travel behavior


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