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Here is how it is supposed work: in the station (Hong Kong or Kowloon) you go through a turnstile. The turnstile has an RF card reader which can read (and invalidate) the ticket. Typically you need to swipe the ticket over the reading area next to the turnstile but if you are lucky the reader may still see it if it's just in your hand. After it's read, the ...


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There is no crime in taking the ticket. A ticket can often be useful as a receipt for business expenses purposes, especially if you didn't get a receipt when you bought it. I'm not sure how you managed to get to the train without going through a ticket barrier in Hong Kong though. In any case you paid for the journey and have a ticket to prove it.


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Turns out you can cancel the booking by a simple click up to 8 days before the journey, and get a full refund. So, I've booked the Train, but will look at the price every single day. Even if it just lowers to 1999 or 2290, I'll cancel and re-book UPDATE: It lowered to 1999 now, so cancelled and re-booked :)


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Firstly, that's not a local train - it's the international train that links Denmark and Sweden. To answer your question: I asked about this when I was travelling on the Øresundståg a couple of years ago as I wanted somewhere to put trash. The train manager told me I can use it for "whatever I want" and that the bags are there as a convenience for customers ...


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All local tickets work on both trains/metro and buses. There is an Oyster-like contactless card called Rejsekort, which gives fares about half of those of discrete tickets. Unfortunately it's not terribly convenient for visitors. The transport agencies are pushing hard to get everyone to use name-registered cards (which require ordering in advance and ...


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It's quite common for none of the validation machines to be working. Officially, you must seek out the train conductor immediately upon boarding and have your ticket validated. It isn't sufficient to write on the ticket yourself. Source: ...


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UPD: as you have found yourself, the prices do sometimes go lower, so the answer that I've posted originally is not quite correct. I'll still keep the answer, and I think that it is applicable for most of the situations, but apparently there are exceptions. No, the prices on Russian trains never go lower. The prices depend on three parameters: For the ...


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Checking a couple of TOCs, including Southeastern Railway and ThamesLink there seems to be a general exemption with identical wording: Delay Repay is a national scheme train companies use to compensate passengers for delays. You can claim compensation if you're delayed by more than 30 minutes when you travel with us (except when delays are caused ...


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Thanks for everyone's advice! Decided I'll use put the ID Card on domestic tickets, and use the passport for the Tajik Train to Kazakhstan


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Searching on Matrix, it is possible to find a fare from, for example, OXF (Oxford railway station) to MUC (Munich). An example fare is Carrier 9B ZNXADT OXF to LON, where 9B is the IATA code for AccesRail (in this case a National Express Coach journey) connecting to fare Carrier KL T7WKWGB LON to MUC, where KL is KLM. The fare rules for the 9B fare contain: ...


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I've done both several times (as well as obshi class in Kazakhstan/Uzbekistan - but that's a whole different story). I've had one crazy trip in kupe - my first. There were Russians, and they had vodka. And I was inexperienced. It was rough. However, even then, when I was under the weather, I found the top bunk is the best. You can retreat there, and ...


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Definitely not the platzkart! I'm serious, you'll never get a calm trip if you are in there. Platzkart has additional side places across the train, so it's up to 52 people there in a car compared with 4 * 9 = 36 people in kupe car. Also, if you have an upper place (the even one), you simply can go upstairs, and rest for whole trip (yes, there is a ...


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For the mid-May 2016 strikes, you're in luck. As detailed on the Eurostar status update page: Planned strike action in France from Tuesday 17th of May 20.00 CET to Thursday 19th of May 2016 20.00 CET. ... Onward connections within France may also be affected by this action, and we would encourage all customers to check onward travel plans with the ...


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According to this post on the forum of the french railway company SNCF, you can find power oulets in the hallway. Even the incleanable seats do not feature power outlets. If you plan to use the plugs in the hallway, a good idea suggested by this blog is to take a power strip along with you. Indeed, you may not be the only one in need of a plug!


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Hard to say in general. Not all strikes stop all trains. Some will stop only local trains or only international trains. Other strikes will be more general and make all train travel impossible. Mostly you can only be sure on the day, as mostly the train companies only know on the day whether they have to cancel the trains. If you have the flexibility to ...


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My experience on French sleeper trains is that people get changed lying down on their bunk. Those who require extra privacy will slide into the sleeping blanket before removing their clothes. The top bunk will also guarantee you extra privacy since it's only visible by the adjacent bunk and not by the ones below. There is no dress code for sleeper trains. ...


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If you're travelling in a small group (e.g. a couple), you can also get a compartment to yourselves for a fairly small extra charge - the Jan Kiepura from Cologne to Warsaw has compartments from 1 to 3 berths as well as the 4 or 6 berth couchettes - or if you're feeling flush, also has 1 and 2 berth deluxe compartments with a private shower and toilet. ...


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This is what the compartment should more or less look like (pic from Wikipedia): As you guessed, there is no changing room or something similar. A pillow and sheet like you see in the picture are provided. There is some variation, but most people will sleep in comfortable street clothes or close to that. Usually at the end of the coach there are toilets ...


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This page lists the advanced booking restrictions for various train operators in Europe including those in Italy. Booking Horizon: Italy High-speed, medium & long-distance 4 months Regionale 2 months (7 days for paperless tickets) Edit: I realise that doesn't explain bookings after June 11, but this page should explain issues due to the Summer ...


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An excess fare is payable according to this operator's typical conditions of carriage for various transgressions of the ticket actually used: (Summary) Travel in the right train(s) and the right part of the train(s) - otherwise you could be charged an excess or Penalty Fare. You may only change from standard class to first class areas if a member ...


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You can use the trainline's ticket alert service. You put in the route and date you want and your email, and it will email you when advance tickets become available for that route. You don't have to then book with the trainline, though they obviously want you to do so. Note that it does not cover Eurostar services (for which I don't know of an easy way to ...


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Last minute deals on train tickets are not generally allowed - for instance, such deals are prohibited by ORCATS (the inter-company ticket settlement system) rules in the UK. Discount tickets in the UK must be available from when reservations are first made available (normally 90 days before departure). This is why the prices rise, as the cheapest class of ...


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Deutsche Bahn offers "Sparpreis" saver fares up to a few minutes before departure. However, these are the regular saver fares that only rise and almost never fall in price if you are getting nearer to departure, Up until last December Ltur offered such tickets however that promotors on has stopped. A month ago they once again had a few without long notice ...


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I don't think such a thing exists, because unlike airline tickets or hotel rooms, train tickets aren't generally sold as a limited resource - for most European trains you can walk up to the station and buy a ticket 5 minutes before the train leaves, at full price. As these on-the-day tickets aren't usually tied to a particular train or seat, they also don't ...


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I did this trip from the center of Edinburgh about a year ago. If someone with more local knowledge comes along with improvements, that would be appreciated. You'll need to get from the airport to the train station, either Edinburgh Waverly (the main train station) or Edinburgh Haymarket (slightly closer to the airport). You can do this with the Airlink ...


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You can't. There's no rail connection to Edinburgh airport and Saint Andrews hasn't had a railway station since 1969. (Not to be confused with Saint Andrews Road, which is more than 400 miles away, near Bristol.)


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No, I'm afraid there are no power outlets in these trains except in the bathrooms & in the hallway... You can still take a portable battery with you to charge your phone... during the night.


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Yup, Kosovar guards boarded at Jarinje (last Kosovo station) and briefly checked everyone for two minutes and then got off. Then at Rudnica (first Serbian station) Serbian guards boarded and started the check after the Train left the Station. They wrote down some stuff on a Piece of paper whilst checking everyone's ID (including my Swedish ID Card), and then ...


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I am not sure which sites you have tried, but if you buy your ticket directly from the Danish Railways, you seem to get everything you want: If you order a seat reservation, you can also select exactly which seat you want. You will be shown a drawing of the carriage, so that you can see where the tables are and which seats are free. You can have the ticket ...


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You'll need to decide your price / time balance. You can save money by taking the bus but it's slower than by train. As mentioned you can take the train directly from CDG Terminal 2. Some require a change, or even change between two different stations, in Lille. Details here Voyages-SNCF. Generally from around €30. Eurolines does have one direct bus most ...


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Reading the document, I assume that your question is related to UK, isn't it? :) I have found a page that details more or less what you are looking for. If your train is cancelled or delayed, you are entitled for a full refund. Then for the compensation, it is usually 50% of the ticket price. You need to take into considerations that this compensation ...


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This should not be a problem. Conventionally, Japanese names are written with the surname first. They are applying the same convention to your name.


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For most purposes, German train tickets have three price categories: local and regional trains (branded S, RB or RE), 'regular' long-distance trains (IC or EC) and 'express' long-distance trains (ICE). Your ticket is only valid for transport in the cheapest train categories (S, RB or RE). The easiest option to find only these trains in the DB route planner ...


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"Supplementary charge" might not be the best way to put it but the text as a whole is reasonably clear. Basically, that ticket (like many other tickets in Germany) is not valid on long-distance trains. On the DB timetable search results, you can find out whether a train is a long-distance train by looking at the "Products" column. All ICE and IC trains are ...


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All trains to Crimea have been shutdown on December 27, 2014: From December 27, 2014 services to Crimea terminate at stations in Novooleksiyivka and Kherson. The measure is designed to ensure the safety of railway traffic. Kyiv-Simferopol train No. 11-12, Kyiv-Sevastopol train No. 28-27, Kovel-Simferopol train No. 88/87, Lviv-Simferopol train ...


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In answer to the pre-booking bit of the question (and specifically ticket delivery) - DSVN now offer e-tickets, which can be printed out, and probably even shown on a mobile screen, although I didn't risk the latter. With that in mind, it's probably best to prebook tickets if you can, it guarantees you a seat on the train you want to be on. If you're ...


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This is not a direct answer to your question, but it might be the answer that you need. A few months ago, I tried to cross, by public bus, from Kosovo to Serbia. Serbia does not recognise Kosovo's independence so, technically, there is no border. The formalities took only minutes, but there was a check on both sides of the 'border'. What's more, because I ...


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Does not tick the first point, but here goes... ICE T, ICE 3 and ICE 3M from Germany (ICE T, Germany, Wikimedia) (View from behind the driver in an ICE T, Germany, Wikimedia) Is the driver cab sitting on top of the first carriage, or fully automated? Neither. The driver sits in front, with a transparent partition. The driver has a switch to make the ...


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Yes, you will be offered food for free in the Nizzamuddin Eruklam Express (12284) as you are already charged in ticket. For evidence see the screenshot below which I took in the IRCTC website while booking ticket for the same train. To answer your second question the train usually reaches Manglore on time.



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