G. Deacon, Civil Engineer, B.E(Bachelor of Engineering), Trenton, New Jersey
Answered Dec 11, 2019
I do not totally agree with that. Trains are not better than airplanes when traveling. One of the key reasons I said this is first of all the safety. So far, air means of transportation has been considered to be the safest of all means of transportation. Traveling by airplane is safer than traveling by train. Another fact to be considered is the cost of transportation. The airplane is still cheaper and faster. On the other hand, the train is costlier and still slower -that's unfair.
Now, you should know that air means of transportation are given more attention and technological advancements than the railway means of transportation. Also, the area which airplanes can cover is more than that which trains can cover. Airplanes are used to travel across countries and continents. The train has an extent to which it can go, probably intercity or at most across countries, but a train does not provide access to traveling across continents.
M. Porter, Senior Executive, Master of Art, San Jose
Answered Feb 20, 2019
Train vs. plane has been a debate for many years. There are definite perks to both modes of travel. Planes can get you to and from your destination much faster, but they do not have the fantastic views and historic qualities of trains.
Traveling by train was the standard for many, many years. The first steam engine was built in 1804, and there were some concerns with the speed of the train, and whether or not people would get sick from riding on them, or be unable to breathe due to the rapid motion of the car. However, by the following year, it had become the fastest method of transportation, and tracks continued to spread across America.
One of the best parts of traveling by train is the amazing scenery that you are going to get to see along the way. America is full of beautiful landscapes, and many of the tracks go through some truly once in a lifetime views. The prices can vary, dependent on where you are going.
Some train tickets are more expensive, but as a whole, they are cheaper, due to the extended travel time. The length of your desired destination will be based on the number of stops, and the regulated speed at which the trains can operate.