Are trains faster than cars?
Is it better to travel by car or train in Europe?
The research shows that car owners who take the train could be paying hundreds of pounds more than necessary every year as they end up paying for both forms of transport. Despite recent rail fare increases, taking the train still works out significantly cheaper than commuting by car.
Do trains pollute more than cars?
Trains are slower than cars in America because Americans are not serious about high speed rail. For instance, the recent derailment and crash of an Amtrak train near Seattle occurred because the so called “high speed” train needed to slow from 80 mph to 30 mph for a curve, and didn’t.
If you have a choice to drive or use public transportation, research suggests you should take the train. Studies show that driving 10 or more miles a day takes a severe toll on your body — mentally and physically.
Is public transport quicker than cars?
With high-speed rail, train travel is always faster than driving. In many cases, it’s even faster than flying, once you factor in the whole air travel song-and-dance. A high-speed train would be three times faster than driving—2.5 hours vs. 7.5 hours.