Railway electrification has constantly increased in the past decades, and as of 2012, electrified tracks account for nearly one third of total tracks globally.
Train is cheaper and faster than driving car, truck, buses on the roads, much faster than riding bicycles or horses or bullock carts and trains can carry more goods like even coal and cargo at cheaper rates and reduce road traffic jams and wastage of fuel due to traffic jams and reduce emissions from fuel combustion.
Train wheels dont puncture unlike the tyres of cars and road vehicles.
Train journey is land-based alternative to road journey and has all the advantages that land-based journey has to offer against air-based and water-based journeys such as no risk of plane-crash nor risk of drowning in stormy waters.
Train can carry more passengers than what can be carried by cars, buses and trucks.
Konkan railways on western coast of india carry trucks filled with heavy goods over large distances. These reduce chance of truck and road accidents and hazards like fires due to fuel leaks or spills from cars and trucks, save gasoline and diesel or natural gas used in combustion engines of cars and trucks driving on the road.
Trains have facilities like toilets, sleeping berths, pantry car , air-conditioned compartment, police security, etc to make the travel comfortable, secured and continuous till the destination is reached.