According to the geographic of Europe Continent, it is very suitable to build the cross-countries rail network. Most of the countries in Europe Continent are in the same land, only Great Britain, Ireland, and Ice land that don’t have any part of their area connect with the main land as they are islands. Europe’s rail network provides both a lot of advantage and disadvantage for the travelers and tourism industry.
1. It is very flexible for the passengers to transit to others operator. Most of the Europe’s rail tickets can be use for all operators. In the long train trip that passengers need transit to other train’s line, the passengers don’t have to waste the time buying the new ticket for other rail operator that they are going to use. The collaboration of Europe’s rail operators make the train ticket covers all usage.
Comparing to the air transportation mode, the passengers don’t have to go through any security screens. They can arrive at the train station in a few minutes before the train leaves.
In the winter, the travelers cannot or hardly travel to Scandinavian country by cruises as the sea water turn to be ice. The cruises have to use the ice breaker to sail through the ice slowly. Therefore, travelers can use rail transportation mode to go there instead.
Europe’s rail network is extremely vast; it is possible even travel between some smallest cities. Moreover, most of the stations offer multiple schedule of the same trip in one day.
2. It is the time efficient mode of transportation.
Not only the train don’t have to stuck in the traffic jam like the car transportation mode, as common train’s characteristic, but the main line of the train in Europe also have the high-speed operation which the train approximately travel with 200 kilometer per hour.
The train passengers often arrive more directly to the middle of the destination city than air transportation