Hailed as one of the most beautiful and intriguing rail journeys in the world, the Trans-Siberian Express from Moscow to Beijing, is a wonder to behold.
If you thought train journeys were dull and boring, think again! If you’re planning an adventure by rail or looking for inspiration for your next trip overseas, here are some tips to help you stay safe on board on the Trans-Siberian Express and reduce the risk of falling foul to travel accidents:
Staying safe on the Trans-Siberian Express
Train accidents are rare and this line has an excellent safety record; however, as with any journey, there is always a risk of travel accidents occurring and following these simple steps could help you to avoid slips, trips and falls and travel injuries:
- Give yourself time: There’s nothing worse than panicking about arriving at the station on time to catch a train, so plan ahead, get yourself packed and give yourself plenty of time. Running around the station frantically looking for a platform is likely to increase your risk of a slip or trip.
- Take care when boarding the train: This is a popular route and the platforms can get crowded, so take your time and watch out for the steps going up to the train. Stand back and let people who are getting off leave the train before you get on. Watch out for luggage and people swinging bags up into the cabins once you’ve boarded.
- Store luggage safely: If you have bags, make sure they are stowed away safely in overhead compartments, or locked up in your cabin. Avoid leaving valuables out and try to keep them on your person. If you’re getting bags down, be careful not to dislodge others to prevent people being injured by falling objects.
Claiming for a travel accident
If you’re injured abroad, you’re involved in a car crash or train accident on holiday or you develop an illness overseas and you believe that somebody else was to blame, you may have a case for travel accident compensation.
If you have evidence, such as medical reports and eye witness statements, which support your travel accident claim, call Accident Advice Helpline today on Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, or visit the website to find out more about claiming compensation for an accident abroad. You may be able to use your compensation payout to replace lost earnings or cover additional costs you incurred while travelling as a result of your injuries.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice