Which mode of transport do you prefer – plane, train, or car?
Years ago, travelling via train was very popular.
In 1972, the British Transport Films even produced a film for the International Union of Railways to promote travelling by train as the smartest, safest, and cleanest way to get around Europe. The film, called Cybernetica, told a fictional story of how three women from different countries chose rail for their get-together in Paris.
And then came the budget airlines. In 1985, Ryanair was established and became Europe’s biggest low-cost carrier within the decade. That sparked the birth of other low cost carriers from Air Asia to Tiger Air, and soon, everyone started finding themselves up in the clouds.
Travelling by air became more affordable and people started choosing flights over driving for interstate travels.
But when aviation incidents happened more frequently starting 2013, more people have re-looked at the way they travel. Although research shows that the number of incidents have sharply declined since the 1980s, some have reverted to the good ol’ road trip by car or train, if they can help it.
Do you miss travelling by train? Watch this 70s film that will evoke some memories…