Sydney’s train network is an integral transport service for all tourists or visitors to arguably Australia’s busiest city. As one of the most hectic train networks in the world, over 280 million people use the system every year, it causes a consistent, bustling throng of commuters and holidaymakers alike.
Due to the commotion and volume of passengers, it is important to stay vigilant while using the network, to prevent slips, trips and falls, as well as other accidents abroad, which could very easily become the basis of a travel accident compensation claim.
Spotlight on: Staying connected in Sydney
Stretching over 961 kilometres of electrified track and serving 178 stations, including four airport stations, over eight lines, it provides travellers and the local community with plenty convenient stops, serving all of the best tourist spots and attractions that Sydney has to offer.
Operated by Sydney Trains, the network serves seven suburban rail lines, as well as offering a night bus service across metropolitan Sydney. The main hub of the network is Central Station, where most lines begin and end.
The NSW Trainlink Intercity network also extends to other areas such as Hunter, Central Coast, Blue Mountains, Southern Highlands, and South Coast Regions.
Safety on Sydney’s rail network
Just as you would in the UK’s busiest cities, it is important to remember to act responsibly when using Sydney’s rail network. Take care on stairs, wet flooring and when embarking or disembarking the train carriage to minimise the risk of slips and falls.
Beyond general vigilance, when travelling on public transport, you put your trust in the transport company to ensure you have a safe and successful journey.
Although slips, trips and falls are common accidents on public transport, generally caused by clumsy human nature, if you sustain an injury due to your rail journey in Sydney, through no fault of your own, you may want to consider claiming travel accident compensation.
Travel accident compensation
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline now boasts many years of experience assisting victims of holiday-related illness and injury claim the personal injury compensation they are entitled to for their accident abroad.
Working around the clock to provide a superlative service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, Accident Advice Helpline team works on a no-win, no-fee* basis to ensure no financial risk to claimants.
Call today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation, with no pressure to pursue your travel accident compensation claim following the call.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice