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Oyster and Visitor Oyster are more alike than they are different. They are both stored-value cards that deduct the price of trips as you make them, up to a daily cap. Journey prices and coverage are the same for both variants. Each kind of card can be topped up with cash or credit at machines found all over the system, if you find yourself using more than ...


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You can find a detailed description of the stamp content on this page (in German). The calendar week and last digit of year assumptions in the comments are correct. Your ticket was stamped 10:00 on the Sunday (So) of calendar week 15 (April 11th to 17th) in the year 2016 by ticket validator number 5 on U-Bahnhof (subway station) Schönleinstraße. The weekly ...


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Regular tickets to Brussels bought in the Benelux (i.e. not the special Thalys, Eurostar, etc. international tickets) are typically marked as “Zone Bruxelles”. The English-language version only has a definition but the French-language website of the Belgian railways lists the following stations as part of the “Brussels zone”: Berchem-Ste-Agathe, ...


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I have now made the trip and can therefore answer my own question. Yes, they do let you take the earlier Thalys train, but you will not have a seat reservation, so the trip may be less comfortable. Taking the earlier train may be seen as a trade-off between time and comfort. Getting to the earlier train in time was easy as I suspected. It took me less than ...


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7-Tage-Karten VBB-Umweltkarte werden an jedermann ausgegeben und sind übertragbar. Sie gelten innerhalb der auf ihnen angegebenen Flächenzonen für sieben aufeinanderfolgende Kalendertage. Ihre Gültigkeit beginnt am ersten aufgedruckten Kalendertag 00:00 Uhr und endet am siebenten Kalendertag um 24:00 Uhr. ...


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In other words: is there a policy that a document used in a train booking must also be acceptable for entry and exit from Russia? No, there is no written policy for that. The only thing you should be aware of is the conductor during the board check validates your document and ticket. The document number and your names in it must be the same as in your ...


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For these short stays usually the best option is pay as you go ticket, as these have daily caps - so you will never pay more than you would for a few daily tickets. If you have a compatible contactless card, you don't even need to buy the oyster card: https://tfl.gov.uk/fares-and-payments/contactless?intcmp=8257 Note that I am not sure if oyster/contactless ...


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I will only be in London for 2 days and plan to take the tube no more than 2 or 3 times, so it doesn't make much sense to buy an oystercard. You can buy single journey paper tickets for the tube, but they strongly discourage it through pricing. I just looked up a zone 1 tube fare and it was £2.40 on oyster but £4.90 on a paper ticket. At those prices ...


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This is an incomplete answer as unfortunately I have no experience about the BeiJing - TianJin connection. In general your considerations seem sensible to me, here are some remarks though: Chinese trains can get full and fully booked for days around the major holiday weeks. May 1st is a holiday so there might be increased travel the day after but it is ...


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The answer to your question is no. Practically, your option is to tolerate the maximum fare [in breach of the TfL conditions of carriage] and claim a refund, which will be granted unless you make a habit out of it. 6.8.5 [...] If you do not touch in at the start and touch out at the end of your journey, you may be charged a maximum fare and this journey ...


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This is an excerpt from this and this answer of mine. See also this question and answers even though it is about to be marked duplicate. azair has very powerful search options (see the advanced options), including choice of return and departure day, length of stay, period within which the trip should happen and a range of departure and arrival airports. ...


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I think in theory you can. But you must present same ID to the conductor as you've used to book a train. In practice chances are pretty high that you would be denied boarding by the conductor if you try to use something that does not look like a passport. Overall, it's highly recommended to have your passport with you at all times in Russia. Especially if ...



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