Top 5 Train Facts You Probably Didn’t Know

In 2017, trains are an integrated part of our everyday lives. We use them to commute to work, travel between major cities and there are now even fast paced trains which allow us to avoid planes and opt for the rail when we want to go on European holidays. Many years ago, even the remote thought of using a train would’ve been available for the better off and high class only. Here are our top 5 train facts you probably didn’t know, but really should…

  1. The first railway that was invented in Great Britain was made between 1603 and October of 1604. It was a very simple and more of a ‘wagonway’ as the more advanced and modern developments of railways came about in the 1800’s.
  2. The station Grand Central Station in New York City has 44 passenger platforms which trains regularly depart from and arrive to on a daily basis.
  3. It is thought that both World War One and World War Two would not have lasted so long if train lines and railways were not so developed as the rail networks and heavy industrial trains aided in transporting machinery and weapons.
  4. If you’re all for protecting the environment, travelling by train is one of the most eco-friendly forms of transport.
  5. The first underground railway was built in London and is now known as the Underground. It had many problems associated with steam engine smoke however this never affected its popularity.

Despite all their glory, trains are known all too well for their tendency to be late, delayed or cancelled. If you was affected by a delayed train, get our train delay app to find out if you are able to claim back the price of your ticket!

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