Don’t gamble – take the train!

06 March 2013

The odds of dying before the age of 75 are one in 976 in a car, one in 54,433 on a plane and one in 131,313 in a train according to the healthcare journal Bandolier.

Road injuries are the fifth cause of years of life lost after heart disease, self-harm, cirrhosis and breast cancer, and just above drug use.

‘The good news about traveling by train just keeps rolling in,’ says ASLEF’s general secretary Mick Whelan. ‘It saves lives, it cuts pollution, and it’s increasingly reliable and punctual.

‘If fares were cheaper and the public transport network more integrated, rail would be the only transport show in town – and out of town.’

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