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