Traveling has never been easier thanks to the widespread availability of cars, airplanes and buses. You can travel almost anywhere in the world in just a few days. One form of transportation that often gets overlooked is rail transport. Consider taking your next land-based journey by train for these reasons.
Traveling by train is much safer than other forms of transportation. Unlike driving on a highway, you don’t have to worry about drunk or distracted drivers. If your train accidentally runs out of fuel, the potential consequences are much less catastrophic than if you were in an airplane. Regular use of compressed air service and other maintenance checks keep trains operational and safe.
Trains allow you to travel large distances in great comfort. Since you do not have to drive, you can read a book, watch movies or shows and talk with your companions. You can travel through the night and sleep either in a special sleeping compartment or your normal seat. Unlike airlines, most railways do not require you to go through security before boarding, so you do not have to spend hours having your luggage checked. Finally, you will not have to pull over at a drive-through or pack your own food; passenger trains have meal services that you can enjoy as the trip progresses.
Almost every major city is connected to a railroad. You can take another form of public transportation to the station or leave your car there, and then take connecting passenger trains all across the country. While you can’t go across oceans in trains, you can get between major metropolises within the country.
Next time that you need to travel for a long time, consider taking the railroad. You’ll have a more pleasant experience and arrive at your destination ready to enjoy your stay.