Why Do Trains Blow Their Horns?

4 April 2019, 10:30 | Updated: 4 April 2019, 11:58

Why does a train blow its horn at random times?
Why does a train blow its horn at random times? Picture: PA

Why do trains blow their horns at random times?

Question:

Name: Tom, Battersea

Question: Why do trains blow their horns at seemingly random points of the journey?

Answer:

**Definitive**

Name: Will, Bristol

Qualifications: Ex-railway worker

Answer #1: It’s a wave of communicating between the train driver and workers on the tracks to acknowledge that the driver has seen them.

Name: Gordon, Edinburgh

Qualifications: Train driver

Answer #2: For safety reasons – to make sure the horn is working before you leave the station.

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