Why Trains Are So Expensive (Sometimes More Than Flights)


0
Why Trains Are So Expensive (Sometimes More Than Flights)



Have you noticed, when shopping for travel tickets, you occasionally come across prices that defy logic? All the time! For instance, you can get to your destination in 1 hour by plane or take a train for 7 hours and pay way more money! How are these fares fair? And how would you fair with these fares?

And how do these passenger rail companies stay in business if air travel is faster and cheaper?! Well, trains do have their perks. The obvious benefits are catching it right in the city versus having to fight traffic all the way to the airport. You can also take as many liquids with you as you want, and there’s no stress at all if you’re afraid of flying! But the real explanations behind why train tickets cost so much have less to do with comfort and emotions and more about practicality…

Other videos you might like:
A Train Lost in a Tunnel in Italy, No One Can Find It https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4m3HvTFG9Y&
What If You Dig a Tunnel Under the Ocean? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0PZ8KwlxhIk&
14 Roads You Would Never Want to Drive On https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uq7mztW1knU&

TIMESTAMPS:
No roads in the sky 1:11
The largest expense 3:05
How much do passenger train companies actually make? 💰 4:24
Why things are easier for railroads in Europe 6:07
❗️ The most expensive rides in the world:
– The Maharajas Express Luxury Train, India 6:49
– The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express, Russia 7:28
– Royal Scotsman, the UK 8:08

#trains #railroads #brightside

SUMMARY:
– When you travel by plane, it takes off at a certain airport and lands at another. The journey itself, no matter how long it is, happens up in the air, which needs no physical maintenance.
– Trains, however, run on tracks. And to be able to move on those at high speeds, or even move on them at all, the tracks need to be in good condition.
– From time to time, sections of tracks and ballast need to be renewed. While most of this work is now done by specialized machines, the materials and those machines don’t come cheap!
– Expanding the route network and building new tracks is extremely expensive as well – just 1 mile costs over a million bucks!
– Just 1 locomotive traveling from DC to New York will run you about $6.5 million if you’re interested in buying!
– The largest expense, however, is not the tracks or the trains – it’s the people servicing them.
– Like any company, and in this case a huge one, Amtrak needs to pay someone to run the business. So, 3% of the ticket price is used to cover administrative costs.
– Even though everyone knows their name, Amtrak still has to advertise good deals and new rides. That’s another 2% of the cost.
– There are also settlement fees the company has to bear. Yes, trains are an incredibly safe kind of transportation. But accidents still happen, and around 1% of that ticket cost would go to those who get affected by them.
– In the end, you can see that the profit for the company is roughly 35% of the average price for this ride.
– Things are easier for railroads in Europe because they have smaller territories to cover and connect with tracks, and much more passengers and trains traveling on those lines.
– The Maharajas Express luxury train travels across Northwest and Central India and goes through most of the major tourist spots of the country. It consists of 23 cars and is basically a temporary palace for 88 guests.
– The Golden Eagle Trans-Siberian Express fit for Russian tsars starts in Moscow and goes all the way across the world’s largest country to the eastern city of Vladivostok in 15 days and 14 nights.
– Unless you’re friends with the royal family and get personal invites to their festive receptions, you’ll definitely be amazed by a ride with the Royal Scotsman.
– The shortest possible tour lasts 3 days, and costs start at around $3,000 per passenger.

Music by Epidemic Sound https://www.epidemicsound.com/

Subscribe to Bright Side : https://goo.gl/rQTJZz
—————————————————————————————-
Our Social Media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/brightside/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/brightgram/
5-Minute Crafts Youtube: https://www.goo.gl/8JVmuC

Stock materials (photos, footages and other):
https://www.depositphotos.com
https://www.shutterstock.com
https://www.eastnews.ru

—————————————————————————————-
For more videos and articles visit:
http://www.brightside.me/

source


Like it? Share with your friends!

0

What's Your Reaction?

hate hate
0
hate
confused confused
0
confused
fail fail
0
fail
fun fun
0
fun
geeky geeky
0
geeky
love love
0
love
lol lol
0
lol
omg omg
0
omg
win win
0
win
BRIGHT SIDE

34 Comments

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

  1. In Sweden you can get from Stockholm to Gothenburg in first class on a X2000 High-Speed train for 295 swedish krona, Which is around 31 dollars or 27 euro or 23 british pounds. Sooo are trains that expensive? Comparing to the plane that costs around 80 dollars most of the time. And the flight takes an hour, The train takes 3 hours. But you need to get to the Airport but the train station is in the middle of both Stockholm and Gothenburg.

  2. I love train travel because of the scenery and the comfort. I once took a train from North Carolina to California for 3 days and it was a comfortable beautiful ride and made great memories and great friends. That's hard to do on a plane because everybody's to themselves and the space is so limited.

Choose A Format
Personality quiz
Series of questions that intends to reveal something about the personality
Trivia quiz
Series of questions with right and wrong answers that intends to check knowledge
Poll
Voting to make decisions or determine opinions
Story
Formatted Text with Embeds and Visuals
List
The Classic Internet Listicles
Countdown
The Classic Internet Countdowns
Open List
Submit your own item and vote up for the best submission
Ranked List
Upvote or downvote to decide the best list item
Meme
Upload your own images to make custom memes
Video
Youtube, Vimeo or Vine Embeds
Audio
Soundcloud or Mixcloud Embeds
Image
Photo or GIF
Gif
GIF format