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Men more likely to travel first class on trains

National News // Sept. 11, 2019

Men over the age of 50 are most likely to travel first-class on trains.

Pixabay Men more likely to travel first class on trains

Figures from the public transport association, CH direct show that two thirds of first-class General Abonnement passes are held by men. They are also likely to be over 55 years old.

A Lucerne University sociologist Timo Ohnmacht told the 20 minutes newspaper the figures reflect the workplace – there are more men in senior well-paid roles than women.

He says the average first-class commuter wants work space as well as comfort.

Swiss Federal Railways refuses to comment.

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