Rail Transport FAQs:

Q: Is a rail transport a means of transferring of passengers and goods on wheeled vehicles running on rails?

A: Yes, and also known as tracks.

Q: Is a rail transport widespread and heavily used?

A: Yes, but intercity passenger rail transport is relatively scarce outside the Northeast Corridor, due to increased preference of other modes, particularly automobiles and airplanes.

Q: Is a rail transport an energy-efficient but capital-intensive means of mechanized land transport?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a rail transport a major form of passenger and freight transport in many countries?

A: Yes.