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Looking for a two-level bridge somewhere near Xanthi, Greece

A friend of mine told me he knew some stories about some bridge in Greece, supposedly near Xanthi, the bridge is on two levels, and both trains and cars pass through it, but I can't find it anywhere ...
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Baggage restrictions on the AVE train (Spain)?

I'm travelling from Barcelona to Madrid with the express train AVE. As I'll be carrying a suitcase I'm trying to find out what restrictions apply. So far I've only found info about size and weight on ...
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Is there a bus or train that goes from Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh City?

I'm looking to fly into Bangkok in September and would like to travel across Thailand, Cambodia and finally Vietnam to Ho Chi Minh City. My trip will be a total of 7 days. I'm more interested in ...
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How to use Youth discount on Slovenian railways?

Slovenian railways have special fares for those under 26 (30% lower than standard fares), but they seem to require some card as proof of eligibility. Slovenian railways' website mentions "SŽ discount ...
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change of boarding point [duplicate]

I have booked a ticket on 22 april 2016 from chennai to hubli , but I need to be there in bangalore on 22 april for some reason. Since the train MAS vasco express passes via Bangalore the same day, ...
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What does the letter “A” signify at the end of the expiry date on a British rail ticket?

I just bought a 7 day season ticket this morning when I noticed the letter "A" at the end of the expiry date. The last time I bought the same ticket on the same route, there was no letter. Does this ...
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Hiroshima Trams and ferry line

Do tram lines and JR Ferry line in Hiroshima accept Suica cards for payment like it is used in JR trains, subways and local buses in Tokyo?
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Which is the longest route/train travel possible?

I recently read something about the longest train travel possible. The rules are simple. You can change but you should always travel by train. (Getting a train to somewhere, making a couple of km by ...
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How early to arrive at Frankfurt airport?

My Flight (with Adria Airways) leaves at 20:30 from terminal 1 of Frankfurt Airport. (On a Wednesday if it matters:) I was thinking of arriving at the Airport from Göttingen with the ICE771 that ...
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What time to reach Italian Train stations to board train(s)?

I have following train schedules (departure times; all are on different dates): 08:05 Train Rome to Bari (Trenitalia.com, Frecciargento 9351) 06:00 Train Rome to Milano (Trenitalia.com, ...
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I'm trying to get from London Heathrow to Edinburgh [closed]

I'm trying to get from London Heathrow to Edinburgh with my family (4 people), and can't figure out which option is the best trade-off between time and money - We arrive at LHR at 12:15. Option 1: ...
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How far in advance before journey date can train tickets in Myanmar be bought?

I reached out to travel agency based in Myanmar to look into reserving train tickets from Yangon to Mandalay, and they came back with this: [The request] will be submitted to the ticket issuer a ...
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How can a train unexpectedly be the wrong way round?

In the UK, most long distance trains are laid out in a similar pattern. At one end is a standard class quiet coach, often with bike storage. Then it's standard class most of the way, and first class ...
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Passport number for train reservation in Spain

We are traveling from the US to Spain in April and we want to reserve some train tickets (the high-speed train from Madrid to Barcelona -- not crossing any borders). The online site, loco2.com, ...
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Can you use an Eurail unlimited pass without having to pay additional fees?

I have read a bit about the Eurail unlimited passes available to USA and other non euro residents. Current the unlimited (unlm trips every day) for 3 months is around 1700 eur. There is a lot of ...
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Cheapest long distance rail routes in Europe [closed]

Which rail routes in Europe over 100km are typically the lowest cost per km? Answers don't need to be precise of course, as prices will change with season and other factors. And answers should not ...
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Can you still do train surfing in India?

There are many pictures online of train surfing - where you ride on top of the train, and it hasn't always been illegal in some countries (you'd certainly get arrested here in Sydney). I've found at ...
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Where can I find the GWR web chat?

According to the GWR Customer Charter (PDF, 1.7 MiB), If you’re travelling soon and need help straightaway, start a web chat with one of our advisers. I have searched the GWR website, but I can't ...
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will it be illegal to catch the train from booked station instead of boarding station? [duplicate]

I booked my train from Kolkata (KOAA) to Malda (MLDT). By mistake I gave my boarding point as Barddhaman (BWN) which is the next station the train stops at after Kolkata. I have a reservation from ...
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How to change my Indian Railway boarding point online?

I booked my ticket from Kolkata (KOAA) to Malda Town (MLDT). But by mistake I gave boarding point at Barddhaman (BWN) which is the very next station after Kolkata and there is no other stoppage in ...
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Seat choice and comfort on the Euronight Train (Vienna - Rome)

My girlfriend and I are planning our very first international train trip and we got kind of lost when reading about the Euronight Train. I'm buying the tickets here and I'm getting the cheapest seats ...
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When is an Advance fare valid for “connecting services”?

Advance fares are often valid on the fare-setting TOC and connections. For example, Advance Fares set by VWC between Birmingham and Lancaster in each of the types VDS, VCS, or VBS, allow travel on ...
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Stopovers on Shinkansen services?

I'm planning a Hakodate-Tokyo journey this summer after the Hokkaido Shinkansen opens, but it's a four-hour journey even on the fastest service and I'd like to take a break, stretch my legs and eat ...
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Change of boarding point on Indian Railways [duplicate]

i have booked my online ticket through irctc.co.in from Mumbai to chennai, but i forgot to change the boarding point to pune. will my seat will be empty when i board at pune. or else any procedure is ...
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UK train with declassified first class coach due to overcrowding - any recourse for 1st class ticket holders?

Apparently it's half term this week, so the train I took into London today which is normally very full was absolutely heaving. (Why GWR decide to put a 5 coach train on for the first off-peak service ...
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Train timetable over Easter holidays in Sydney

Will trains be running to their normal timetable over Easter in Sydney? or will they run a reduced service? The dates are 25th March - 28th March. Looking online I can't seem to find any information ...
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Where is 佐賀線偲橋, a bridge on a railway line reconverted into a bicycle path?

佐賀線偲橋 is a bridge in Saga that can serve as a starting point for the 佐賀線跡 tour, which leads tourists along the former tracks of a reconverted railway line (JR Saga Line). What are the ...
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Which SNCF station is closest to Mont Saint-Michel [duplicate]

Is there more than 1 SNCF station that goes to Mont Saint-Michel? I found "Pontorson", but I also found "Mont Saint-Michel" through the SNCF website voyages.com... Are these two different stations, ...
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Showering facilities at Kings Cross station - Where are they and what are they like?

On the National Rail enquiries page for Kings Cross station, it simply states: Showers - Yes Ideally, I'd like a little bit more information than that! Such as where they are, how much they ...
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Stansted Express - do I actually need to print my e-ticket?

I have booked an advance ticket for the Stansted Express. I opted to have the ticket sent by email (e-ticket) rather than by SMS to my phone (m-ticket). The info on the Stansted Express site says ...
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Are there still many refugees on the Copenhagen-Hamburg train?

Last time I traveled with DB/DSB by train between these two cities there were hordes of people that did not have passports that created a lot of problems in both directions both in first class and ...
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Italy Regional Trains itinerary and routes

I will be going on vacation to Italy in late March and April. I am trying to plan my trip, as I'm not yet entriely sure what cities to visit. Lot's of webpages mention regional trains, saying they ...
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Travelling from Paris Montparnasse to CDG airport

A friend is arriving at Gare Montparnasse around 21:30 Feb. 18 and needs to get to CDG airport for a flight leaving late the following morning. He will miss the last Air France Shuttle. Can anyone ...
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Using a London travel-card for a Reading-Oxford-London-Reading trip

I would like to make the journey Reading-Oxford-London-Reading. At Oxford I was told I can do this on an Oxford-London Travelcard: I just need to hold on to the ticket when I arrive at Oxford. At ...
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Does the Access Express train go directly from Narita to Higashi-Ginza station?

My family and I will be visiting Tokyo and staying a few blocks from Higashi-Ginza station, and I'm having trouble figuring out the best way to travel between the airport and our lodgings. Google ...
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Malpensa Aeropuerto – Gallarate by bus — where and how to buy tickets?

I need to travel from Malpensa Aeropuerto (Terminal 2) to Domodossola (and beyond). I'm aware that there is a direct bus that is faster than the train, but it's only several times per day. Rather ...
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What will happen if 2 out of 3 seats are confirmed and 1 seat is in Waitlist which is booked via irctc online?

I have booked below ticket Sl. No. Name Age Gender Status Coach Seat / Berth / WL No 1 Ravi 25 Female CNF S3 13 2 Rina 25 Female CNF S3 56 3 Ajay 25 Male WL 124 ...
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What's the age cutoff for a youth fare on Austrian Railways?

When booking a train ticket on the Austrian Railways website, the age options are "Adults" and "Children/Youths". What's the age cutoff for a youth fare? Most of the youth fares I've seen in Europe ...
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Can you exit and re-enter with the same ticket in Paris Metro?

I am reading about Paris, and how to travel around. I read in a book that the standard subway ticket is valid for 2 hours. Is the ticket re-usable (exit and re-enter again) or you have 2 hours while ...
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Manchester to Sheffield and back in a single day

I will be heading to Manchester soon and I have a single day free so I thought of visiting my friends in Sheffield. Is it possible to make a day trip from around 10-11am from Manchester to Sheffield ...
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How to collect my Virgin train tickets from self-collection counter if I book on thetrainline.com and pay with paypal?

Just a few minutes ago, I have managed to use credit on my Paypal account (without a debit/credit card) to pay for my UK train ticket on a Virgin train. And somehow the system on thetrainline.com ...
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How early should I reserve Shinkansen tickets during April?

Is it enough to buy Shinkansen tickets at the day of departure or should I buy them several days in advance if I want to secure a seat? I'll be travelling between Osaka and Hiroshima during early ...
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What is the latest public transport I can take in the evening from London Heathrow to Bournemouth?

I will be arriving London late in the evening (Heathrow). What's the time of the last bus/train to Bournemouth?
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Can I easily travel in Italy by bus/train without any prior reservation?

I am planning a trip to Italy this coming January. My plan is to land by plane in Roma and then go to France by train/bus stopping in some Northern Italian cities on the way, enjoying the ...
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Do I need to do the checkin in the Thalys?

I am going to use the Thalys from Paris to Brussels. Its the first time I use it and the whole booking process resembles a lot using an airplane, which leads me to questions. Do you need to do some ...
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What high-speed intercity trains allow passengers to sit in the front cabin?

Calling "Shotgun" might be the wrong word, since the driver's cab would be on top of the train, or absent altogether. What are some examples of high-speed long-distance intercity trains that have ...
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Luggage locker at Warsaw Central Railway Station

I am wondering if there are luggage lockers at Warsaw central railway station (I highly suspect there are) and if there are, do they have different size lockers? and I'd like to know the prices. ...
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Can I take trains in Finland even if it shows sold out?

I'll travel in Finland using my Interrail card but when I check the trains schedule I find all sold out! What should I do? Can I go and take the train anyway?
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From Central London to Gatwick airport on 1 January 2016

I have a flight to catch on 1 January at Gatwick airport. Can someone advise how I can go there from central London as I heard underground and easy bus will not be operating. Any other options?
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Until when can you (for a fee) change a UK advanced purchase train ticket?

As detailed on the National Rail Enquiries page for Advanced Purchase tickets: Advance fares are valid only on the date and train shown on the ticket and are non-refundable. You can change the ...