Trains in dreams symbolize our direction, our life journey, and the course of this journey. If you had a dream about a comfortable and smooth train ride, it indicates an easy-going and carefree life or better times in sight.
On the contrary, a dream about a train crash symbolizes obstacles and the loss of hope of achieving what you desire. Old dream dictionaries often describe this dream as a sign that you will have to decide on something else and change your plans and goals. Something is either not meant to happen for you, or there have been unexpected obstacles that you cannot overcome.
You may have had to change plans or give up on your dream, and a train accident in your dream represents the situation you are in right now. You may feel as if the whole world is falling apart before your eyes or as if you no longer have the desire and strength to dream and pursue your goals.
In general, a dream about a train crash is a negative sign, reflecting your current reality. This dream does not have a predictive character; rather, it’s just a picture from your subconscious mind portraying your current feelings through the symbol of a train crash.
Other Dream Scenarios
If you were riding a train that suddenly crashed, this indicates obstacles that unexpectedly appeared in your life. Maybe it’s time to start doing things differently or focus on a different (easier for you to achieve) goal.
If you’ve witnessed a train crash, it could be a warning not to be in too much of a hurry. When we are in a hurry, we tend to make mistakes or bad decisions. Slow down and let things flow.
If you see big flames or fire in your dream, it signifies your desire and passion for overcoming whatever obstacles life throws at you, even though you probably won’t overcome them. Consider whether it’s worth putting your energy into something that will probably be fruitless.
Train Symbolism in Dreams
In general, trains in dreams represent a journey or a progression towards a specific goal or destination. In some cases, a train in a dream may represent the dreamer’s ambition or sense of direction in life. The train could be seen as a symbol of the dreamer’s progress towards achieving their dreams and goals and reaching their desired destination.
The train’s movement and speed may also reflect the dreamer’s own sense of urgency or momentum in their waking life. Trains are also often associated with delays, so the train in a dream could also be a reminder not to procrastinate and to what you can do now, do now.