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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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Tips for sleeping in a Couchette sleeping carriage?

In September I am travelling from London to the Slovenian Alps by train. Part of the journey is the overnight sleeper from Paris to Munich but it is both I, and my travel buddy's, first experience of ...
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Travelling from Cambridge, UK to London City Airport by public transport

I will be travelling from Cabridge, UK to London City Airport to catch a plane. Officially, the train ride takes ~1h45 (Cambridge-Kings Cross, then change onto the DLR). How reliable is that ...
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At Brussels Midi station, can you access the Eurostar Business Premier lounge when going to Lille or Calais?

Since November, passengers on the Eurostar from Brussels to other Schengen destinations (Lille or Calais) now check in and clear security in a different area. From the Eurostar conditions of ...
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10 journey card in Belgium. Can I use it between different stations, every trip?

I am going to travel around Belgium and I was considering buying the 10 journey card. I read about it, but it seems that you can only use all the trips between 2 predefined stations. It's not clear ...
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I had 2 RAC tickets but seat got only one

I had 2 RAC confirmed tickets, but seats were not mentioned. On the day of travel, I got a single berth for both the tickets. On the charts both names mentioned that a single seat was assigned. I paid ...
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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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Changing passenger name on an Indian Railways ticket

I have booked a ticket on IRCTC (Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation) for me and my brother but now even my sister is willing to travel but we are not getting tickets for her. So my ...
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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

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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Trans-Siberian railway to Tajikistan

Did anyone travel to Tajikistan from Moscow by train, using southern part of Trans-Siberian railway through Kazakhstan to Bishkek in Kyrgyzstan rather than by hitch-hiking/shared-taxi usage through ...
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Why is Amtrak so expensive in the Northeastern US?

Why is Amtrak so darn expensive in the Northeast US? I just looked up a train from New London, CT to Boston, MA (a 2 hour car trip); the round trip cost for two people was $200. Traveling by rail in ...
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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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Traveling into Brazil from Bolivia by land/bus

I plan on travelling from Bolivia into Western Brazil (Caceres or Cuiaba in Mato Grosso) from Santa Cruz, Bolivia. I have heard that there are a couple of border cities into which to pass over to ...
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Refund rules for a confirmed ticket vs non-confirmed ticket booked through Tatkal scheme of Indian railways

I have a few questions before I try to book a ticket through Tatkal scheme of Indian Railways: I would like to know if I book a tatkaal ticket on irctc website for indian railways and I do not get a ...
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Luggage booking system for Indian railways (Duronto Express 2nd AC)

I will be travelling with my wife and a three year old kid via Duronto Express from Kolkata to Bangalore. I have two confirmed seats in AC 2 tier. The seats are side-upper and side-lower ones. I have ...
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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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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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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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Boarding a train in India at another station

I have booked a ticket on a train from Mumbai to Chennai and boarding at Pune. Since my schedules have changed, I will be in Mumbai on that day. Can I board the same train in Mumbai in my own ticket ...
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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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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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How to book a train ticket from Beijing to Shanghai as a foreigner?

I am coming to Beijing in April, want I plan to stay there for some days. Then, Sunday March 30th, I want to take the fastest train possible to Shanghai (and as early as possible sunday morning). By ...
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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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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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Showers at/near Paris Gare du Nord station?

As part of a great skiing trip in France by train, I'll be getting a sleeper train into Gare d'Austerlitz at around 6am, then heading across Paris to Gare du Nord to get the Eurostar back to London. ...
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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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I've three waiting list tickets with status: WL3, WL4, WL5. Will all 3 get confirmed together?

I have booked 3 tickets to Rajkot Express & its showing Waiting List 3,4,5.Will I get all my 3 tickets get confirmed & when does they get confirmed?
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When should one travel by car instead of train when traveling France?

I'm debating if I should travel France by car or not, but I don't know what I need to take into consideration. I'm at the age where I'll be forced to travel first class if I travel France's Eurail. At ...
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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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What's the cheapest way to travel from Paris to Madrid by train?

I am planning to travel from Northern Germany to Madrid by train in March. I found an offer for a night train to Paris for 43 Euro which is pretty cheap. From Paris to Madrid, my local train ...
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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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Can I get refund from IRCTC?

I am going to travel from Manmad to * *, we are 4 people out of which 1 got his ticket confirmed through the IRCTC portal for Indian Railways though other 3 are under CKWL/TATKAL waiting list. We all ...
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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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Unable to book e ticket on irctc desptite having login [closed]

I just created a login for IRCTC and when i actually tried to book a ticket, it only gives me one option as "i-ticket" under ticket type. I am unablet to book tickets as the drop down under ticket ...
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“Lost and Found” by trenitalia?

I sadly lost my camera bag with my full camera stuff in the train which went to milano. But it was nearly impossible to get my stuff back or get some informations what should I do in Milano, because ...
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Visa requirements for Malaysian citizen - train to Thailand, plane to Malaysia

I'm Malaysian and travelling to Thailand via train and coming back via airplane. Please advise on travelling documents needed while entering / exiting Thailand.
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Compare train ticket prices in Britain

I'm looking to buy some train tickets for travel in Great Britain, but I know there are many train companies in the country. Does there exist some kind of website that allows me to compare the ...
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UK train, ticket price for a single journey is the same price as a return ticket?

I'm planning to visit the UK in November, and for reasons of logistics it may be easier to leave from a different airport than I arrive on. I checked train prices online, and getting a single journey ...
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Boarding Point in train [duplicate]

I have a railway reservation in sleeper from Jaipur to Pune and boarding point at Ratlam. Will I be allowed to take my seat at Ratlam OR the TT will cancel it and allocate to others?
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What is the cheapest metro system in the world?

When traveling I am trying to avoid using the underground/metro/subway because I want to see the city I am visiting, but sometimes for long distances it is much quicker than any other form of ...
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Train from Brussels to Bruges

I'm planning on travelling to Belgium this winter. Flying into Brussels, spending the day there and then travelling to Bruges and spending a couple of days there before another day in Brussels on the ...