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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Precautions to take on a night train

    Do you know which precautions to take on a night train? If you are planning to use public transport through the night and are looking for safety and security tips, read on. It’s wise to do your homework before you do use public transport at night, so plan your journey as far in advance as possible. It’s wise to avoid drinking significant amounts of alcohol if you are taking the night train and you should always have your ticket and other relevant documents to hand so you can show them to staff upon request.

    More about precautions to take on a night train

    Make sure your wallet and purse is out of sight and find out if facilities like lockers are available for your belongings should you decide to catch up on sleep whilst you travel. Don’t hesitate to consult staff if you have a concern about your safety or security and use help points and alarms if you need to. Identifying who you need to speak to in an emergency is one of the main precautions to take on a night train.

    A large number of people are still embarking on lengthy journeys at night. Taking the night train can be incredibly adventurous and relaxing and means you can spend daylight hours sightseeing or enjoying other activities rather than travelling. It’s a good idea to use a sleeper compartment of couchette if these facilities are available so you can sleep in comfort and hopefully enjoy a better standard of privacy. If noise is likely to keep you awake and you are determined to sleep, ear plugs could be incredibly useful.

    Get the right legal representation

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we can help if you have had an accident on a night train or any other form of public transport and it wasn’t your fault. We have a great deal of experience when it comes to this type of claim and we always work closely alongside our clients to ensure we’re collecting together as much useful evidence as we need. You can take our 30-second test to find out if you are likely to have a case and see how much compensation you could be getting. You can also skip this step and call 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) to find out what to do next after a public transport accident that wasn’t your fault.

    Date Published: May 9, 2017

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    Author: Accident Advice

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