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Belgian Rail Pass and RailPlus pass. Which to use to travel from a Belgian station to Roosendal, Aachen or Maastricht?

I seem to be confused as to which rail pass to use when travelling from a Belgium train station to a border station such as Roosendal in the Netherlands. The RailPlus card is a card that you can get ...
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Eating on the Palace on Wheels, in Rajasthan, India if I have dietary restrictions

I've heard a lot about the train that was owned by a Maharaja and has become a major tourist attraction. I'm gluten allergic and have other dietary restrictions. I'm wondering if cooped up in a train ...
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NJ Transit Train first time riding

I've never taken a train anywhere before and need to take an NJ Transit train by myself tomorrow. How do you navigate the train station and find the train number to make sure you get on the right ...
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Can you buy a 3-day metro pass (for tourists) in Tokyo center?

I know it's possible to buy a 3-day metro pass at Tokyo airport but I missed that opportunity. Is it possible to still buy it in the center, preferably in the Asakusa area?
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Partial cancellation of a train ticket [closed]

I have booked four person ticket of 3rd ac in one PNR number. Now I want to cancel two person ticket from them. Are the remaining two person tickets on same reservation valid or not?
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Japanese train etiquette: Is it acceptable to take a baby in the Shinkansen Green Car?

The green carriage is of course first class. This would be our first preference with our 5 month old baby in lap, because of the presumably larger toilets for changing and whatnot. However, the baby ...
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“Romantic Road” Japan, including rental car and trains

we're hoping to drive the Japan "Romantic Road" to Nikko in late Feb/early March 2015, starting and finishing by train. E.g. Tokyo to Sakudaira via Shinkansen One-way rental car from Sakudaira ...
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Maeklong Railway Timetable

First timer heading to Bangkok and am trying to figure out timing of the Maeklong train heading towards Samut Songkhram and back, but while the railway website has an English translation, the ...
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How Safe are Train Rides in the U.S.?

I've used the train in the U.K. with no problem, but I don't know what to expect in the U.S. How safe it is to travel via train in the U.S.? For example, is it safe for me to travel from the east ...
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Travel to Tarragona from Barcelona Airport (BCN)

What's the easiest way to get from Barcelona Airport (BCN) to Tarragona? There is a shuttle bus but it's rather infrequent. RENFE shows very few trains too, making that connection even slower. ...
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Which is safer in the event of a crash - forward-facing or rear-facing train seats?

Assuming you're on a train which crashes, are there statistics about which is a safer seat: facing forwards, or facing backwards?
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Are there any power outlets and Wi-Fi hotspots on the Zurich-Milan train?

I'm wondering if there are power outlets on the SBB Zurich-Milan train. The SBB page on the topic says: "Depending on the route and train type, you can enjoy the following services during your ...
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Does Amtrak ever stop at non-Amtrak (commuter only) stations?

It is fairly common for an airplane flight to "divert" (make an unscheduled stop) at an airport it normally doesn't stop at, even at airports that airline doesn't normally serve at all, for various ...
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Lost/missing half a UK rail ticket (advanced purchase), can I get it reprinted?

A few weeks ago, I needed to book tickets for several different journeys, over a few weeks. It seemed to make life easier to book them all in one go on a single (no fee!) website, so I did. ...
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Tube delay on a cross-London rail transfer, who to claim compensation from?

This is another wrinkle on the existing For a UK rail delay, which train company do you claim compensation from question. Assume you buy a ticket from a London tube station to your destination, which ...
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Recalling the train/seat details for a SNCF ticket loaded onto your Voyageur card?

One of the advantages of the SNCF Voyageur program (as touched on in this existing question here) is VOTRE CARTE CONTIENT VOTRE BILLET. This means that when booking your ticket online, you can enter ...
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Am I too heavy for Chinese hard sleeper trains?

I'm not talking about size, I'm talking about weight. I weigh 270 lbs (123 kg). I'm (irrationally?) afraid I will break my berth. I've gone on soft sleeper class before and it was fine. But pictures ...
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Problems with picking up Italian Trenord tickets booked online - looking for first hand experience

I'm going from the UK to Merate, Italy next month. I'll be flying into MXP and really don't fancy driving, so I booked an advance train ticket to get me from Malpensa Aeroporto to Cernusco-Merate. So ...
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Is a supplement ticket required for international travel with Railjet to Austria?

When travelling between München and Salzburg, are all international train tickets valid for using the ÖBB Railjet service or is a special/supplement ticket required? I am traveling with a ticket RIT ...
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Train Journey into Croatia from Italy

We will be spending some time in Italy during early July this year, and we will be finishing up in Verona. The next part of our trip involves getting into Croatia from here which is proving to be ...
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Free WiFi in Tokyo metro

This November 2014 article claims that from December 2014 Tokyo Metro trains would have free WiFi. Has it become a reality? If yes, what are the modalities for using it?
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Is it possible to buy a travel curtain for hostels/trains?

While traveling in couchettes and sleeping in hostels, I realized that a lot of them lack a very basic amenity — a curtain for privacy. Is it possible to buy a portable curtain that you can easily ...
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Need to disembark from train one station past what's shown on the ticket in India [closed]

My train ticket is from Gwalior to Yesvantpur but can I get off at the next station, Banasawadi?
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How to understand the Indian Railways from abroad?

In many developed countries finding train routes and approximate times is easy. In the US, Japan, and much of Europe one can use a simple query on Google Maps. I have not been able to find such a ...
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Why do the 2 rail gauges run together between Hendaye and Irun?

The rail gauges in France and Spain are different, so travelers must change trains at the border. I had always thought that you had to change trains in Irun, Spain but I recently saw on Wikipedia ...
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Are trains unsafe in Asia/SE Asia? [closed]

I want to travel via train from Beijing to Paris. How safe is this? Do the trains ever get held up, robbed, people kidnapped, etc? What about in Southeast Asia--trains in Thailand, Laos, Burma, ...
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Is a bullet train from Tokyo to Mount Fuji feasible in a 15 hour layover?

I have a 15 hour layover in Tokyo, which arrives at 8:35 AM, and doesn't depart until 12:35 AM the next day. I was wondering if it would be feasible to take a bullet train to Mount Fuji, and back and ...
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Are there toilets on the long-distance Translink trains in Queensland?

Most of the trains operated by Translink in/around Brisbane / South-East Queensland seem to travel fairly short distances. The ones I've taken within the Brisbane area don't have toilets on them, ...
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How fast after the end of a strike does the Belgium railways return to a more or less reliable schedule?

In Belgium the railways strike often. When the unions announce a day of strikes, the strikes usually run from 22.00 pm the previous until 22.00 pm on the day of the strikes. I will be arriving on ...
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What percentage of train connections from Brussels airport do run during national strikes?

Belgium is still a country where the unions are extremely powerful. Even with only 20% of support they are able to put the national railways to a standstill. The majority of people don't strike, so ...
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Can you do a phone call or telconf through Skype or Google Plus when traveling on the ICE in Germany?

I will be traveling on the ICE in Germany. There is Internet available and even if there is none, I can use my 4g dongle to connect to the Internet. I do need to participate in a telconf while I am ...
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Query regarding pooled quota waiting list ticket on Indian Railways

I have booked a ticket from Rajkot to Delhi in Porbander Motihari express as on 19.12.14 but out of the 5 passengers, 4 have been shown as confirmed and 1 in pooled quota waiting list. So whether ...
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Amtrak train rerouted through final destination of intermodal itinerary — is there any way to avoid backtracking?

Last week, I rode AMT005 (the westbound California Zephyr) from Omaha to Salt Lake City as part of an itinerary that went as follows: Omaha to SLC via Denver and the Central Corridor on AMT005 SLC ...
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A website that would find me a train from Basel (Switzerland) to any city, and then to Berlin for the lowest cost

I'm meeting someone in Berlin 2 days after I finish my university courses of an exchange program in Switzerland near Basel. I'd like to visit another city before getting to Berlin. I'd like to see a ...
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What are “Signal Failures” on The Tube and why do they happen so often?

As a Londoner, my tube journeys are often delayed by "signal failures". What constitutes a signal failure? How do they occur? Why do they happen so often? Why can't they be effectively ...
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Fastest way to get from Frankfurt to Karlsruhe

I'm going from Rome to Karlsruhe. Direct flights are not comfortable, and going there through Stuttgart (few flights, bad times) is tricky as well. So I decided to go to Frankfurt and get a train from ...
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What's the best way to get sleep on a train in a sitting compartment?

In late December this year I'll be travelling on an overnight train in Russia. Unfortunately all of the tickets have already sold out for that particular train, with the exception of the sitting ...
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change in the name of booked railway ticket [duplicate]

my mom has a railway ticket on 4th dec 2014 to rajasthan. now due to some reason she will not b e able to go so she wants me to go. now i have to change the name on the ticket booked from the ...
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How much of the original 'Lunatic Express' rail system in Africa is still active?

I was researching information on Carl Hoffman's book "The Lunatic Express" and found that it's also the colloquial name for a rail system primarily serving safaris in the first two decades of the 20th ...
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Map of ViaRail train stations in Canada

Is there a map of all stations served by ViaRail (passenger train carrier in Canada)? I could find a vague map of their main destinations, but I am looking for a more precise map. I would like to ...
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Traveling from Panama to Ecuador [duplicate]

How can I safely travel from Panama to Ecuador without flying? I am bussing south through Mexico and Central America to Panama City, and wish to continue to Ecuador.
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Traveling from Paris to Dusseldorf

What is the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Dusseldorf? I'm flying into Paris via Ryanair from Rome, but there are no Ryanair flights from Paris to Dusseldorf (or anywhere near western Germany, ...
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Train from Belgrade to Bucharest

I'll be visiting Belgrade in April. I'd like to take the train from Belgrade to Bucharest. According to this little article there is such a train starting from December. Can anyone comfirm this and ...
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Going from Frankfurt Airport to Mainz by train - DBahn Strike?

I need to go from Frankfurt Airport to Mainz this Saturday and I saw on the news that the German Rail is on strike. Are there going to be any trains this Saturday that connect Frankfurt Airport to ...
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Any travel site for medium/long distance multimodal comparison? (Train then plane etc.) [duplicate]

I am trying to get from one minor city (X) in Europe to the other (Z). There are many options. I could train for an hour to X, then fly to Y, then train to Z. Or I could train from X to Z, or I could, ...
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How do I book a one-way rail ticket from Tokyo to Toyota City?

I will be in Japan next week for a business trip to Toyota City. I will be there for three weeks, and while I'm actually in Toyota City I'll have no need for transportation other than my feet. I've ...
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Diabolo Fee-Brussels

I have to travel to Geel, Belgium from Geneva, Switzerland. I will go by plane to Brussels and then I will the train(s) to Geel. Searching in Belgian Rail, I came accross a special ticket which i ...
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When using rail passes in Germany, can I use it in “urban trains” as well? (U-bahn, S-bahn)

Take this german rail pass for example: The German Rail Pass from Rail Europe gives you unlimited train travel from four to ten days This pass gives you unlimited travel on the national rail ...
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is it possible to take reservation from originating station and board train from any other station [duplicate]

I want to take reservation in durgiana exp from kolkata and board from varanasi is it possible
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Can I get off the train or discontinue my journey before reaching the destination station?

I have booked my ticket for Kanpur to Guwahati. Can I get off at New Jalpaiguri?