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Old Nov 2, 19, 5:25 pm
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Originally Posted by dtbe View Post
Why does it happen and how it's possible to make traveling by train the preferred choice for the price conscious traveller?
Because rail services are government-run but not air travel.

Practically, almost all rail services in Europe have been subsidized by their respective governments. On that case, lowering the fare practically means the government subsidizes more. On the other hand, privately-run airlines can easily adjust their positions to maintain profitability.
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