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Swiss trains record highest usage in Europe

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Staff Writer | August 17, 2016
Switzerland's information service for public transport reported that Swiss trains were used an average of 59 times by each person over the course of 2015.
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Stable from two years ago, this rate makes Swiss train-usage the highest in Europe, according to figures collected by the International Union of Railways.

In second place comes Luxembourg where each person caught the train 40 times last year, Denmark (34), Austria (29), Britain (26 times) and Germany (25 times).

Globally, only Japan registered higher mean rail-travel per person statistics, with each individual using the train on average 72 times last year.

In terms of distance covered by each person by train, Switzerland took first place worldwide with some 2,277 km traveled per passenger in 2015, up from 2,228 km in 2014.

This compares to 2,052 km for Japan, 1,361 km for Austria, 1,252 km for France and 1,057 km for Denmark.

Swiss Federal Railways are considered to be one of the most punctual and reliable railway services in the world.