Rail travel is already vastly safer than road – you are 30 times more likely to die travelling by car than by rail.
With its fast and reliable network of train services, the Inter-City Express programme would allow many more travellers to benefit from this safe and sustainable mode of transport – and help to cut the death and injury toll on Scotland’s roads.
As well as being safer, rail travel is more relaxing and productive. You can read, use the internet, or simply sit back and savour the scenery through the window. For the business traveller – in First Class in particular – the train offers a high-quality working environment enabling very productive use of travel time.