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Doing stops on Italian regional trains. How long exactly is the ticket valid?

tl;dr: How long exactly are Italian regional train tickets valid if I interrupt my journey at intermediate stations? I have an Italian regional train ticket and it says Vale 6 ore da convalida ...
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Is it correct to bring back the Airport Express ticket in the end of trip in Hong Kong?

I just finished my first travel to Hong Kong, where I used Airport Express to move to Hong Kong station and back to the Airport. However, on the return train, I didn't find the gate to insert my card ...
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Why are there plastic bags at the back of seats on Copenhagen local trains?

While travelling on the local Copenhagen train system, I was curious to find plastic bags at the back of each seat. Why are these kept there / what purpose are they supposed to be used for?
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What options do I have for train/bus travel within Copenhagen?

Copenhagen seems to have a very confusing system of payments for travel within local buses and trains (within the city), beyond single use tickets that is. Is there a catch-all travel card similar to ...
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What if I did not validate an Italian regional train ticket?

I am aware that I need to validate ("convalidare") tickets for regional trains in Italy (at least those of Trenitalia). What, however can I do if I find myself on such a regional train with a good ...
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Should I book Sapsan train ticket now or wait for prices to lower?

I'm taking the Sapsan train from St Petersburg to Moscow on 20 July (at 05:30, 07:00 or 07:10) and tickets were released for that date a few days ago. The lowest Price is usually 1677 rubles, and it ...
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On the Moscow-Dushanbe train, should I travel in platzkart or kupe for a calm trip?

Both will probably be full when I depart (looking at the Russian railways booking System). I'm not interested in talking to fellow passengers (esp. since my Russian consists of but a few words and ...
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Eurostar train to Paris during a strike

What happens to my ticket from London to Paris if there is a labor strike going on? Can we still get there? Do we need to reschedule?
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How does one sleep in a sleeper train in Europe?

Planning to travel from Germany through several other countries eastward on a sleeper train, I wonder what am I expected to encounter and how am I expected to dress? The tickets say 4 beds per ...
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Cannot find night train Rome-Siracusa after June 11 (2016)

I want to book a night train from Rome to Sicily for this June (2016). Suspiciously, the official website http://www.trenitalia.com/ lists night trains to sicily, e.g. Roma-Siracusa, only up to the ...
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Why is there a ticket office /after/ the ticket barriers?

At several larger UK train stations, I have noticed that there is a ticket desk beyond the ticket barriers. This is the case, among other places, in Reading and Birmingham New Street. The desk is ...
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How do I find out when advance tickets become available for GB trains?

On GB trains, there are some heavily discounted tickets called "Advance" tickets. These become available about three months before the train runs - but that varies from one train company to the next. ...
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Which websites provide last-minute deals for trains in Europe?

We all know about the last-minute deals for airlines. However, I'm looking for the same thing for trains through Europe. Which websites provide such services? PS: I live in Germany if this may ...
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Train: EDI to St Andrews

I am landing at Edinburgh airport and want to take a train to St Andrews. what is the best option for first class travel?
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Can I buy online train tickets from Copenhagen to Odense and print them myself?

I am travelling on business to Copenhagen in the end of the month and will visit Odense as well. I am planning to reach Odense by train and therefore want to purchase the train tickets online ...
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Traveling to Zipaquira from Bogota: Train or Bus?

On Sundays you can take the Turis Tren (http://www.turistren.com.co/) to Zipaquira from Bogota and back. It sounds fun, it's as much about the journey as the destination. But from what I've read the ...
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Last name is first on a JR Pass voucher

Recently I purchased a JR Pass, and the voucher came in the mail. I am an American with a first, middle, and last name. Suppose my name is Samuel Nathan Clemens, which shows up on my passport as: ...
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When my train is cancelled and I choose to travel the day after, what compensation am I entitled to?

When my UK train is cancelled, I can travel on a later service. When travel disruptions are severe, I may instead choose to have my ticket endorsed by station staff for travel the following day, when ...
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How can I tell a Deutsche Bahn train has a supplementary charge?

My tickets for Gamescom came with free public transport tickets. While the Gamescom website reasonably clearly explains where they can be used, I failed to find if the train I have to take is of the ...
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Are there any power outlets available in SNCF's Intercités de Nuit?

Are there any power outlets available inside SNCF's Intercités de Nuit? Ideally I'd like to know about both second and first class sleeper compartments, and any other possible locations.
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Are there still any trains from Kiev to Crimea?

Before Crimea changed hands you used to be able to take a sleeper train from Kiev to Simferopol. I have tried using the Ukrainian train website and the Russian train website neither return any results ...
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Are there border checks on the Kosovo-Serbia (Mitrovica-Kraljevo) train?

Next week I'm flying to Kosovo for three days, then continuing by Train from Mitrovica to Kraljevo in Serbia. According to the timetable, the Train only stops at the Kosovo border Station (Jarinje) ...
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Berlin Tegel Airport to Halle (Saale)

How can I travel from Berlin Tegel Airport to Halle (Saale) by train? Is there any train access in the airport? Also I have 30 kg of luggage with me. Thank you very much for any reply.
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Step-free / wheelchair (or few steps) access on the Barcelona Metro

We went to Barcelona recently, as my wife has CP, she finds steps hard work, my arm also gets a good workout supporting her if we have too many steps to face. Most metro stations seemed to have many ...
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Is Freight Train hopping possible in South-America? [closed]

Has anyone ever done it? Do you know anything about the cargo-train system in those countrys? Im not looking for specific countrys. I couldnt find anything about that in south-america. only usa.
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Extending Oyster card trip outside the Oyster card validity zones with valid ticket outside zones and without changing trains?

If I had a season ticket from the last station where Oyster/contactless cards are valid to a couple of stops further out and wanted to go back from London to the final stop covered by the ticket, I ...
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Do non-CIS nationals have issues with visa checks on the Moscow-Dushanbe train?

Is it true that conductors (meaning Train staff, NOT border police) on the Tajik Train from Moscow to Dushanbe (which I'm going to take to Kazakhstan) check if you have the proper visa for the ...
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Train Route from CDG to Calais

What is the train route from Charles de Gaulle airport to Calais? I see that there is a train station inside the airport. Is there only one station or many? If there are many stations please let me ...
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Where in Brussels is a Eurostar ticket valid to, and for how long?

On the Eurostar website, when booking a ticket to Brussels, it gives the main options of Brussels and Any Belgian station (via Brussels). If you pick the former, it shows this: The first line of ...
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Being late to a train (UK) because of overground/underground cancellation?

I had this happen to me a month ago but I didn't want to risk it, so didn't find out myself what would happen in such a case. I had two single advance tickets with Virgin Trains. One in the morning ...
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What does “The following London stations are available for travel with the chosen ticket” mean?

I booked a train ticket to London Paddington with GWR. The booking confirmation however says London Terminals on top of London Paddington. Then there are words like this: The following London ...
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Can I use a document other than a passport to book Russian railways tickets online?

When buying a train ticket (domestic or international) on the Russian railways Website, it asks for the Details of an identity document: the document type and document number. In "Document type", one ...
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Baku-Tbilisi train

I'm going to take the Baku-Tbilisi Train this summer, and would like to know if the Train stops at the Samgori Station in Tbilisi? If not, where does it stop between Rustavi and Tbilisi central ...
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Does the Nizzamuddin Eraklum Express (train 12284) offer free food for sleeper section travellers?

I want to travel from Delhi to Manglore with the Nizzamuddin Eruklam Express (12284). Is food offered for free to sleeper section travellers, or do we have to pay for that? When it reaches Manglore, ...
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Train Travel to Woodbury Outlet

I am in Brooklyn and planning to go to Woodbury Outlet in Central Valley, NY. How can I go there by train if possible.
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U1256 Underground Ticket - How many journeys permitted?

I have an off-peak return ticket which is marked: From: BRIGHTON To: U1256 LONDN The ticket does not say "travelcard" anywhere. Just what does that entitle me to in terms of LU travel? I'm ...
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Is there any specific conditions when booking sleeper trains in Italy

I'm planning a trip for four people in Italy this upcoming June 2016. I'm trying to book tickets on a sleeper train from Florence to Tropea and then Tropea to Rome. Going through ACPRail.com and ...
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How to go from Frankfurt am Main Intl Airport to the center of Darmstadt on train

What is the most convenient way to go from Frankfurt am Main Intl Airport to the center of Darmstadt on train? RMV's website states there are couples way of doing this (S-Bahn, RE, etc.) However, ...
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Can I book a train ticket on IRCTC as a non-Indian citizen? [duplicate]

It seems like you're required to have an Indian identity card or something. Is it possible, if you don't have one, or must you use another site?
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When are stopovers permitted on Japan Railways (JR) trains?

Regarding this question: in general, what are the rules governing stopovers for JR trains if one does not use a rail pass? A stopover means you have a ticket from stations A to B (say, Tokyo to ...
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Can you suggest cheapest way to perform the journey in Italy? [closed]

3rd June evening: starting Toulon(France) reaching Milan (Italy) 4th June evening : starting Milan reaching Venice MAstre 6th June erly morning : starting Venice MAstre to Florance 6th evening : ...
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How to reserve a seat with Japan Railways (JR)?

Especially for all-reserved trains, but also for others, one sometimes needs or wants to reserve a seat on a JR train, even with a rail pass. When and how can one do so?
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Can you use a JR Pass to travel between Sapporo and Tokyo?

I guess the title pretty much sums up the question. This would be my first time out of the country, and so I'm a little unexposed to things like this (and will not have anyone with me). Will a JR ...
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How to travel from Rennes to Poitiers without having to go through Paris?

I'm trying to figure out how to travel from Rennes (or St. Malo) to Poitiers in June, but all the trains and busses I can find pass through Paris, which seems like a huge detour. Is there any option ...
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On which trains in Japan is reservation mandatory?

The vast majority of Japanese trains have so-called non-reserved (or unreserved) seats (自由席, literally "free seats"), which do not allow reservation and are available on a first-come, first-served ...
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When does high-speed rail between Seville and Granada begin?

Several tourism books and web sites state that high-speed rail service will begin in Andalusia in the first half of 2016. I suppose like most rail projects it won't meet the promised opening date, but ...
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Why do they have sleeper cars for women in Thailand? Is it for security reasons?

I was reading about train travel in Thailand and noticed they have sleepers for women and children. What dangers are there that lead to having these cars? Is it just about privacy? If that is not a ...
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What's the use of trains that spend 6+ hours of daytime en route?

There's such thing as "a daytime train" - a train which runs all the route during daytime. Some of them run really long routes - 500-700 kilometers - and a train spends 6-8 hours en route to run such ...
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What are different waiting list terms used in IRCTC?

This may seem as duplicate question , but I have searched for different questions on stack and google , but none of the sources have been easy to understand . I need to know what are the various ...
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How long can you stay on the Caledonian sleeper train once it has arrived?

I'm planning on catching the Caledonian sleeper from London to Perth which arrives at 5:39am. How late can I stay on the train once it has pulled into the station?