Trains 'more pleasant than planes'
26 January 2009 10:23
An upsurge in travellers using trains has led a spokeswoman from the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) to state that trains offer a "more pleasant" journey for many people.
Cat Hobbs, public transport campaigner at CBT, said that trains are often "less stressful" than going away by plane and also offer shorter waiting times without the hanging around familiar at many airports.
She added the fact that work can be completed on a train, their punctuality and their friendliness to the environment may also factor in people choosing to travel by train.
A recent release from Eurostar showed a 21.3 per cent rise in the number of travellers using its trains between January and March of this year compared to figures from 2007.
In October last year, the World Developed Movement revealed that flights from the UK released the same amount of carbon dioxide as the total annual carbon dioxide emissions from the 15 poorest countries in the world.