How The Railway Has Changed In The UK

Since the railway was introduced to Britain, it has changed the way we work, socialise and even live. They provide an easily accessible form of transport for everybody.

Railways are an important part of our infrastructure. Local train stations were the centrepieces of towns, however this has changed over recent years as now, and they are tucked away and even neglected.

Over three million journeys are made every day on the rail system.

Previously, rail systems were an essential part of our economy, but as other transport systems have developed, such as cars and buses – they just aren’t as important and when a strike happens, the country still goes on.

During the first century of railways being built, they were the only way to affordably and comfortably travel across the country.

So, how has the railway system changed over the recent years?

Rail Advertising Schemes

Rail advertising is the ideal way to regularly get your advertising message seen by a broad and affluent audience in Manchester.

As rail advertising is becoming a more common choice, it can generate revenue for the suppliers of the train as well as selling a product/service.

It has been proven that rail advertisement works as over 65% have reported seeing a rail advertisement occasionally treating them to the product.

‘Smartcards’ rather than tickets

Many railway systems in the world, even the UK allow commuters to use a hard, plastic card that holds all tickets and money on and works with a simple touch on a scanner. Due to how efficient and convenient they are make life so much easier.

Read More: Manchester’s Smart Card Travel

Self-driving trains

Self driving trains have already started being used in some countries in Europe and Asia. The majority of the time there still needs to be an employee on board to open doors etc. However, there are some that do not need any help at all, although only 6% of the world’s railways use this technology.

Fully automated trains could mean less waiting time and could lead to 70% cheaper staff costs, passenger capacity up 6% and more convenient spacing.


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