does electricity pass through the tracks on a electric train?

Question by Knights Templar: does electricity pass through the tracks on a electric train?
what creates the circuit with overhead wiring on electric trains and if it passes through the tracks why whats stops electrocution of people walking on tracks

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Answer by Bob B
The high voltage to drive the train is carried on the conductors hung above the trackway. Since the tracks only provide a path to carry the current to ground, they aren’t at an elevated voltage level.

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