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The two tracks allow Spanish trains to go to the French station and French trains to go to the Spanish station. From a technical standpoint, you could also imagine a single station in one country or the other where both networks meet. In fact, it's the setup used in Latour-de-Carol, also between France and Spain (with another peculiarity, namely a third ...


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You are indeed looking way too far in advance for European rail planners. Train timetables in Europe change twice a year (mid-December and mid-June) and are published a few weeks before, depending on the operator. Even when the timetable does not change, booking generally opens three months or so before the date of travel. Consequently, as of writing this ...


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According to Railways Through Europe: Under the terms of a diplomatic agreement concluded on 8 April 1864 between the two countries, the arrangements for handling the traffic provide that the French passenger trains terminate in Irun and the Spanish ones terminate in Hendaye, returning empty across the border. Because of the difference in track gauge, ...


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Thanks @pnuts for the link that contains the information I was looking for: Step 1: Select the “Metro_Free_Wi-Fi” or “Toei_Subway_Free_Wi-Fi” SSID on your laptop or smart device. Step 2: Launch your web browser. Step 3: Follow the instructions on the screen (you will be required to register your email address), and you will be connected to ...


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I crossed that border in both ways. A special case nobody cited is that there's another narrow gauge track that ends at Hendaye/Hendaia coming from San Sebastián/Donosti. That is served by Euskotren, the basque railway company. This line allows passengers to cross the border in both ways. People from the zone are used to this setup. As cited, that comes ...


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I actually almost answered this question in your other question :). Simply put, Indian railways has a very very powerful backend development team (their reservations were running fine with a cross country network when internet was still unheard of), however their front-end team is amateur at best. IRCTC which is a reasonably good portal is not owned and ...


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By hard sleeper class I assume you are talking about this If this is the case, then you will for sure be ok with the bottom level. As for the other 2 levels, I am not 100% sure, I think I have seen the max weight on those but I cannot recall at the moment


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DB treats the Railjet as an IC/EC train, no supplement is required. While travel to Salzburg is basically treated as domestic German travel, even if you were traveling in Austria, the ÖBB doesn't distinguish ticketing between train classes except for in extremely discounted regional tickets (Einfach Raus Ticket can only be used on S, R, REX, ...), ...


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I'd be sorely tempted to use the Villa Opicina tram in Trieste for this journey. It's a pretty extraordinary journey, but you'd have to be very comfortable with multiple transfers and careful timetable co-ordination. Train to Trieste (Frecciabianca booked in advance to Venice Mestre, regional train ticket bought at the station from Venice to Trieste) Take ...


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You could most definitely build one yourself by using shower curtain rods, of the type that have suction cups at their extremities, and a regular curtain. These rods are usually built using two concentric cylinders of different diameters, so that the narrower one slides inside the wider one. The usually look like this (image courtesy of Bricorama): The ...


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Some better hostels actually do have curtains around their bunk bed, both top and bottom, but they are not many of there. Same for couchettes, some night trains have curtains but again that's not the norm. I doubt that there is anything purpose built on the market. I think it would also be pain to carry such a thing with you all the time. I sometimes used ...


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Not without getting a ticket to cover your journey. In food terms, it'd be like paying for 6 meals and just taking the 7th. It's not allowed. Similarly, if your ticket is valid from A to B, continuing on to C is NOT on the ticket's terms. You might get away with it if you stayed on, and played dumb ("oh I fell asleep and missed my stop") but if there's ...


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You've probably already visited in July and now its 6 months later but in case anyone is wondering... Guangzhou East to Shenzhen (Luohu - the border) 广州东-深圳罗湖is a little over an hour at the DongChe 动车 speed Guangzhou South, really far down there but on a subway line, connects to Shenzhen North in a little over 30 mins. 广州南-深圳北. One of these is right ...


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Long distance or high speed trains are very easy to use, while the regional trains may be less user-friendly. All high-speed trains fares go up as departure approaches and seats and fares seem to just about equally sell out across companies (a few hours before departures in many cases). There are three competing companies operating high speed / long ...


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For a huge network of trains, it is possibly difficult(not impossible) to store all the data online and for this reason, Ministry of Railways in India has been publishing a book yearly called 'Trains at a Glance'. While this book is easily available at kiosks in India, there is luckily a pdf version available on the website of the Ministry: Trains at a ...


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Yellow SNCF Self-service Machines You should be able to print an e-ticket reminder using one of the SNCF self-service machines (the yellow ones) you can find in most stations. All you need is the card you used to book/purchase the ticket. This SNCF documentation page (in French) explains how. Here is the equivalent page in English, which is much less ...



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