Swiss are world`s train champions: Official data

Swiss train users are the world`s most prolific railway riders, tracking 2,258 kms every year.

Geneva: Swiss train users are the world`s
most prolific railway riders, tracking an average of 2,258
kilometres every year, the country`s public transport
association said on Tuesday.

According to the Swiss Public Transport Information
Service, Swiss railway users came well ahead of Japan, which
clocked in 1,910 kilometres, followed by Denmark, at 1,322
kilometres, and France, at 1,320 kilometres.

The association, using data from the Paris-based
International Union of Railways, however said Japanese
residents took the train an average of 69 times per year,
followed by Switzerland at 50 times per year, and Denmark at
35.

The information service added that Swiss passenger
rail usage was expected to rise 60 percent by 2030.

PTI

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