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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 www....
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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 I'...
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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?
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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 ...