Travel by rail including local and long distance trains, but note that "high-speed-rail" has its own tag.

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Eurostar delay compensation for journeys with connections

Following on from my query on getting French domestic train connections rebooked after a Eurostar boarding delay, and inspired by a comment on that question, I'm now pondering delay compensation. The ...
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Finding local train ticket agents/offices in China.

I am in China and want to buy a train ticket neither online nor at the station but from a travel agent that is able to issue such tickets. How do I find a travel agency that issues Chinese train ...
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How to reach Ahmedabad to Thane by train?

I will be travelling to Mumbai and from my company Thane is the nearest railway station. I will be travelling from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. Can any one help me find the best train to travel? Should I ...
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Is it possible to enter Russia by train 1-1.5 hours before the visa validity period starts?

A friend of mine is taking the Train from Finland to Russia. She has now paid and sent the Tourist visa application, with the requested validity being from 3 to 16 August. Now she's considering ...
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How much in advance to book Swedish train tickets to get lowest prices?

So far I have noted two different policies on train tickets: Some companies such as DB (German railways) have a standard fare and cheaper tickets that you must book in advance, have a fixed quota per ...
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Driving to DC from Basye [duplicate]

We are staying at a resort in Basye this summer and want to know the easiest way to take a couple of day trips into DC. I'm thinking that we would drive most of the way in, then use a park and ride ...
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How much time should be set aside for border controls when entering Sweden by train?

In the light of many migrants arriving in Europe in late 2015, both Denmark and Sweden reintroduced identity checks at their southern borders. Recently, these checks have been extended for a further ...
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Cheapest train travel from Innsbruck to Munich via Mittenwald

We intend to travel from Innsbruck (Austria) to Munich (Germany) via Mittenwald which is reputed as a scenic train route between the two countries. Please advise the cheapest way to do this.
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Where can I find arrivals / departures timetables for Italian train stations online?

I am looking for a place where I can find the arrivals / departures timetables for all Italian train stations (or at least the ones served by Trenitalia & Italo). Ideally a pdf of those paper ...
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Where is the best place to buy a train ticket in AMS airport

Related to this How do you exit Dutch railway stations with an international paper-based ticket? I go to AMS fairly regularly and than normally just take the train into Centraal or Hilversum. Last ...
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When travelling from London to northern Sweden by train, is it possible to have a day of free sightseeing at anywhere other than Copenhagen?

Whilst taking the train from London to Östersund (northern Sweden), which I do quite frequently, I usually plan it so that I get a free day in Copenhagen. It looks like this: London -> Brussels -> ...
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Boarding for my Eurostar is delayed and I'll miss my SNCF connection, what should I do?

I'm currently in St Pancras, and Eurostar have just announced a delay in boarding of my service due to a late arriving inbound train. The delay will likely be long enough that we'll miss our ...
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Train scheduled to leave Russia before visa expiry but is delayed - what happens?

So my friend is going to Russia, and has booked the train ticket from Finland to St Petersburg (for those following my earlier question, I convinced her NOT to enter Russia a day earlier). However, ...
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Paddington to Euston with kids: minimum walking by tube or by taxi?

In a few weeks, my two kids (6.5 and 4) and I will be in London. We will need to get from Paddington Station (Heathrow Express terminus) to Euston Station (trains to the North). I am trying to ...
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By train from Saarbrücken to Stockholm?

How long would it take to travel from Saarbrücken to Stockholm using the train? I'm able to make 1 stop if necessary. And what route do I need to travel?
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Do train prices in Norway increase close to date of travel?

Some travel companions and I are planning to take a train from Oslo to Bergen Norway in the first week of August. Now (1½ months in advance) prices are around 500 NOK per person for a daytime train ...
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Oldest subway/underground/metro rolling stock still in operation

As a rider of various subway/metro/underground systems I was curious where would I find the oldest fleet still in operation. NYC subway C line has cars built in the mid 60s. I was wondering if there ...
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Road trip in Europe: Barcelona to Budapest [closed]

A person and I are planning a trip in which we would like to start in Barcelona and head to east, ending in Budapest. For the moment all we know is that besides these two cities, we'd also like to ...
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UK last train cancellation and unhelpful staff - what to do?

Last night, we were planning to travel on the last train of the night to get us home, which was the penultimate train from the station. (Exact route withheld for now, but it was with Chiltern Railways ...
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Where can I find resources on minimal transfer times for Swedish stations?

I have been to Sweden by train from Germany multiple times and plan to do so again this summer. So far, I have planned my trips using DB’s HAFAS database on their website which is also where I booked ...
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Can I do a break-of-journey on Thalys?

If I buy a Ticket from Thalys Amsterdam–Paris, do I have the option of stopping over in Antwerpen, or maybe Brussels just to walk around and then take the next train? How expensive will it be?
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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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Can you buy a longer ViaRail train ticket, but hop off with your stuff early?

So if you look at the deals for train tickets from Vancouver, there are about 3 trains a week heading east. They head through Jasper, Edmonton, Saskatoon, Winnipeg and onwards. Now, for example, the ...
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Got new credit card since booking DB ticket - how to provide ID on train?

Since booking two tickets on Deutsche Bahn a couple months ago, I've gotten a new debit card with a new number. The DB website stresses that an ID (credit or debit card used for the purchase, or ...
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Is a train ticket from A->Brussels Airport also valid from A->Brussels Midi?

I recently bought a ticket from Mol in Belgium to Brussels. Since I was not sure if I would be going straight to the airport or to the city, and since the airport ticket was described on the website ...
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Is there any price difference in buying VIA rail tickets online vs. at the station?

I'm considering a long distance journey by train in Canada this summer. I don't have a Canadian credit card yet and my financial institution's debit card is not supported for VIA Rail Interac Online ...
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Per-route on-time performance for VIA rail

Is there anywhere to find per-route on-time performance for VIA Rail, similar to Amtrak's reports? All I found is a 2011 statistic for select routes and overall statistics for 2008-2013 in the 2013 ...
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Via Rail Canada: What are the different booking classes?

Today, I tried to book a seat in a train on the Via Rail Canada Homepage. There are 6 different booking classes: SuperSaver Discounted Regular for both Economy and Business. While I can imagine ...
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Are trains stopping between stations to let passengers board/alight just a Canadian thing?

I happened to notice this little gem on the VIA Rail website On some VIA Rail routes, you can get off and on the train exactly where you want — even in places where there is no scheduled stop! The ...
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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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Is food free in Duronto sleeper?

Is food free when traveling in Duronto sleeper class? I know that in 3rd tier, 2nd tier and 1st tier, food is free. But in Sealdah Puri Duronto, Howrah Delhi Duronto, is food free of cost? Is food ...
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Query regarding boarding point in Indian railways [duplicate]

I have booked ticket from Secunderabad to Chennai. But now due to changes in mu shedule I want board train at Khammam station. Can I board that train and claim my berth on my same ticket? Train name:...
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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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How can I buy a Deutsche Bahn Bahncard from outside of the Euro zone?

I am located in Germany and have friends coming to visit for a month. They intend to travel around by train quite a bit, so I thought it would make sense to get BahnCards for them. Luckily, Deutsche ...
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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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Public transport from Woodstock, NY to Bangor, ME?

I'm looking to take train from Woodstock, New York to Portland or Bangor, Maine. The trip is actually from Woodstock, NY to Fredericton, New Brunswick. We can rent a car for part of the trip from ...
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Where can I see a Settebello trainset?

The Settebello was a high-speed (for the time) service on the Milan-Rome line. It used highly distinctive trainsets, with an observation lounge at each end of the train. Is there anywhere (e.g. some ...
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How to travel from Charles de Gaulle airport to Pierre et Marie Curie metro station?

I have very little luggage and am looking to go by train. I'm finding the rail network highly confusing and would appreciate help. Also, what's the fare?
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Germany to Italy by train or car in 2017, now the Gotthard tunnel is open?

Since they opened the Gotthard tunnel through the Alps. Is it faster to go from Munich to Genoa by train or by car?
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Which Train Companies Provide Plug Sockets, Which Are Free, And On What Services?

I have noticed that some trains have plug sockets installed, presumably for commuters to use to charge their devices etc. However, some trains seem to have these all over the place, while others have ...
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Amsterdam: day tickets from Sloterdijk to Centraal?

I'm considering staying on Sloterdijk, Amsterdam for a few days, and I'm trying to find out if there is any day/multi-day ticket that allows me to take the train from Sloterdijk to Centraal, which ...
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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 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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Saronno: what platform for MXP?

Going from Saronno station (near Milan) to Malpensa airport (MXP) on train number 325 departing 10:16, what platform (at Saronno) does the train depart from? We have only 5 minutes to make the ...
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Are there still many refugees on the Copenhagen-Hamburg train?

Last time I traveled with DB/DSB (DeutscheBahn - German Trains) by train between these two cities there were groups of people who did not have passports and created a lot of problems in both ...
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Cheapest place to buy a JR Pass

I realize that the cost of the pass itself is fixed, in yen. However, I see that travel agents often add extra costs, in the form of "delivery fees" and "processing fees" etc ($15 for delivering a ...
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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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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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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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UK Rail Replacement Bus delay - can you still claim Delay Repay?

In the UK, for most delays, if your train is late enough you're entitled to some compensation. The exact rules vary by Train Operating Company (TOC), just to keep things fun... But most now use the "...