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Here you go: 全国鉄軌道路線図 ¥1,296 from Amazon.co.jp. Here's a blog review with some pictures of the map folded out. And yes, that's entirely in Japanese, I very much doubt such a thing exists in English. To get some idea of the effort that would entail, here's a closeup of another incomplete & partial map covering just the Tokyo metro area.


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No, there are no passenger trains between Finland and Sweden. There is actually a train line crossing the border between Haparanda and Tornio, but it is currently (since 1988) only used by freight trains. Coming from Sweden, you could take a train to Luleå, from which you have to bridge about 160km on the bus to Kemi, where you will have access to the ...


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I checked the NS site and the rules are easy to find, in Dutch. The best I can find in English is this, a link to a PDF file in which I can not find the needed information. Zorg dat uw bagage andere reizigers niet hindert. Plaats bagage in de daarvoor bestemde rekken of onder uw stoel. In de Intercity direct kunt u kosteloos 3 stuks handbagage ...


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Using the resource as provided by @pnuts, I have found the following answers to my questions. Train schedule A detailed schedule of the train can be found here. For example for the morning commute, these are my likely leave- and arrival-times: Ticket choice There is a lot of valuable and clear information available here. What it boiled down for me is ...


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This really isn't very complex. If only because, once in Charleroi, you could just follow the crowds. And, because of Google. Here is the info from Charleroi's airport website: http://www.charleroi-airport.com/en/acces/train-bus/index.html If you want to do your trip by public transport, you have to get a public bus from the airport to Charleroi train ...


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Yes, there is a similar regulation (EC) No 1371/2007 on rail passengers’ rights and obligations. Its application is mandatory for international trains operating within the EU. Member states may excempt domestic long distance traffic during a transition period. The regulation does not apply for domestic, regional traffic. Summarized, it gives the passengers ...


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Railway tracé by number of tracks: http://www.itoworld.com/map/14?lon=140.62370&lat=38.79141&zoom=5 Railway tracé by clearance, gauge, number of rails: http://www.itoworld.com/map/15?lon=140.62370&lat=38.79141&zoom=5


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According to EGTRE, the single rail border crossing between Sweden and Finland carries freight only. Sweden and Finland use different track gauges, and freight is transshipped between Swedish and Finnish cars in Harparanda. The line across the border is dual-gauge, but according to EGTRE the standard-gauge track does not see regular use.


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Train travel between Poland, Lithuania and Latvia is currently very cumbersome. The following thread may be relevant for this: Are there trains beween Tallinn, Riga and Warsaw? This means that you should go by bus. As an example, Lux Express, has a daily departure to Vilnius, from where you can proceed to Riga. Currently, the bus leaves Warsaw at 18:25 and ...


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The National Rail website has a page on transport maps. It states that foldable paper versions of the London Rails and Tube service map can be found in staffed National Rail stations in London. Quoting from the site (emphasis mine): London's Rail & Tube services map by TfL/ATOC London's Rail & Tube services map (which replaces the former ...


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According to recent news reports, there are actually a few hundred (average about 200, peaks around 400) refugees, which arrive daily by train in Munich. Most of them are coming on trains from Hungary or Italy, from which they can travel freely, since the trains stay within the Schengen area. Without even considering that there are most likely not so many ...


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Personally I think the note you received is misleading. Your departure station is a small station and does not have a ticket window that can print your ticket. For starters Malpensa is not a small station. Moreover there is a ticket office that is manned during normal office hours. You should therefore have no problem in picking up your tickets there ...


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JoErNanO's answer should be seen as a canonical reference point for obtaining hard-copy rail/tube maps. With his permission I am submitting another answer that provides an alternative source for hard-copy maps that show National Rail connections. Free Glossy Visitor Magazines These are magazines that are given away for free at train stations, airports, ...


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Each playroom coach have 4 regular seats that can be reserved, no surcharge applies. Just book your ticket normally at the VR Shop, making sure to select one of the trains equipped with a playroom of course. Look for the little teddy bear icon next to Services: Then "continue to seat selection", and request a seat "Next to Playroom": Note that you ...


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This depends on the size and popularity of your route. A small bus between two rural communities that have at most few hundred people might not even run if the driver has a bad mood that day, but an InterCity train will almost always be on schedule. In most cases you should allow yourself 5-15 minutes of delay, nearly all major trains will arrive within this ...


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Yes, there is a direct underground tunnel connecting the two stations (three, actually: Keisei, JR and Tokyo Metro). You will need to exit and re-enter through the fate gates at both ends, but if you're using a Suica/Pasmo smart card the fare calculation will be automatic. (courtesy Google) The vast majority of nearby stations in Tokyo are similarly ...


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As I understood from your original question, you think that you can't use a train because of lack of the Belarus visa, but you can get the transit Belarus visa, and with it you can get to the Moscow in 18 hours! with train Warshaw - Moscow (in Russian, live timetable in English can be found here). If this is still not an option for you, why bothering ...


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Any ticket you buy having used that search will be valid for that journey. In some cases this may mean you actually have to buy two (or more) tickets, because the "via" station would not normally be on a valid route. Note that if you purchase advance tickets, you are not allowed to leave the train (or at least the stations) except at the end points ...


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The linked JR map in the question is one of the easier sections of the station to navigate, in my opinion. I've gotten "re-oriented" in the underground areas more times than I care to admit, and it is sometimes easiest to just go outside, find a landmark, and walk in that direction. There is a map of all the platforms (JR, Keio, Odakyu, Toei, and Metro) ...


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Nothing is going to beat Thalys time-wise and Paris-Nord isn't too far away from the center as far as long-distance “departure points” (whether airports, train stations or bus terminals) go. You simply need to combine Thalys with a subway, RER or taxi ride from wherever you find yourself. Even if you could find a bus starting closer to your actual point of ...


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Here is a sample page from European Rail Timetable:


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More than I can explain you will find on the site of the Man in Seat Sixty-One. Eurail, as well as other rail passes in Europe, have passes for a selection of days in a longer period as well as passes that are valid over a period. And they have passes for a selection of countries (starting with just one) as well as passes for the whole of the network. You ...


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I know it is a little late to respond, but I am replying in the hopes that this may help others. I bought a ticket from Cleartrip on a waitlisted train, since their site said they will issue a full refund if you are not able to get on the train. When the train was overbooked and I was not able to get on, they did issue a refund, but with about $5 deducted. ...


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I know your question is too old for this to be useful to you, but just as a reference, A booked ticket i.e. a reservation ticket issued for a train is valid only on that train on that date. It can neither be used for travel in another train or another date. point no. 649 in ...


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Just a tip to all, don't hire a car in the UK if you're young and on a budget. The prices are fine for adults, but as soon as you sign a declaration stating you're under the age of 25, your premium, insurance costs, etc. go through the roof, you'll end up paying MORE for the insurance than for the original car/payment (including deposits and insurances).


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Yes domestic tren hotel services are still running. http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/larga_distancia/productos/trenhotel.html Also renfe have recent started investing in new carriages for these services, http://www.renfe.com/EN/viajeros/nuestros_trenes/trenhotel.html Just to make sure my info was correct I did a time table search on one of the routes and ...


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As you imply that your airline is ok with the luggage you're bringing in to the country, it's pretty safe to assume the NS (Dutch railways) will also be ok with it. In addition, it appears you will be able to carry all your luggage yourself. Unless you carry, like, an inflatable and inflated swimming pool, you should be ok. It will be busy during your ...


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Vianavigo is a journey planner for public transportation in Paris and Ile de France. It includes regional trains and even local buses. Enter the departure and arrival points : it will provide you with routes and schedules. On the STIF network, which gather public transportations in the Ile de France, prices do not change even if you buy your ticket 30 ...


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I figured Wikipedia has nice tables of all lines (regional, national, international) serving each of the major Paris stations. It does not render as nice as a map but they are all there: Gare de Montparnasse Gare de l'Est Gare de Lyon Gare du Nord Gare de Saint-Lazare Gare d'Austerlitz Gare de Bercy


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Here is a time to distance map than can be useful. According to its author, it was generated using SNCF sources. Otherwise, a plain standard official map may be useful too.



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