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Regarding trains, there's a joke about the Hungarian Railways (MAV): it only has five adversaries, the four seasons and the passengers. Weather related very severe delays are quite common. It can be a large tree branch falling over some tracks, killing the entire route. In the summer heat, there will be speed limits. Let's not even talk of snow. The system ...


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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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You cannot use your zone 1-3 carte to go from zone 5. You may buy a zone 5 - zone 3 ticket at CDG if you already have your zone 1-3 carte.


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The best option for clarification of which plus bus zone a location is is to input the postal code of the location. Using the third link you had http://plusbus.bushub.co.uk/maps/hitchin It shows all bus stops, plus if you zoom out it will give you a defined outline I then input the postcode of the business park And had this message And following ...


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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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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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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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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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this is explicitly what's mentionned in their website : REFUNDS - No refund will be granted on cancellation of confirmed Tatkal tickets/duplicate tatkal ticket except in case of circumstances mentioned in para 2 of instructions contained in Commercial Circular no. 53 of 2006 issued vide letter no. 2006/TGII/ 20/P/Tatkal, dated 30.06.2006. However, full ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Yes. Food is served for free inside all coaches of Duronto Express. The food charges are already included in your ticket expense. With what I remember from my last booking in a Sleeper Duronto Coach, I was asked the choice of Vegetarian or Non Vegetarian at the time of booking. In case you missed it, you could just let your coach attendant know about your ...


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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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You can use the Czech Jizdnirady ('Transport Schedules') website to achieve this. Go to http://jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlaky/spojeni/ Enter your route (in this case Nantes to Nancy): By default it would show you a route through Paris: Using the Advanced search feature to limit the time you're willing to walk between two stops. This won't affect the ...


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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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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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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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I found this map of the Ile-de-France region on this site, so I assume it is a 2005 map rather than the most current one. But as rail lines are not changing that fast, it might give you a start on finding a railway destination. On another site you can find a map of France (and more) on which you can zoom in to see the area you want to concentrate on. I find ...


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Here is a sample page from European Rail Timetable:


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City to city buses are considerably cheaper than trains (you can often get tickets for as low as €9 when booking in advance), but the fastest bus trip takes 3:50 vs. just 1:20 on Thalys trains. The train is definitely fastest even though the station is less convenient to the sites you mentioned. If the much longer travel time is worth savings and ...


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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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It seems that the only way to book this service (at least online) is to do it while you are booking your tickets (as it checks that the train you are booking on does offer this service). I don't see an alternative to canceling your second class ticket and book some fresh first class ones, adding the private space option. Or buying four second class tickets ...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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This is pretty common to happen when the distance is too short for a plane or other considerations. For example: From Newark to Allentown the service is a bus provided by Trans Bridge Lines. This is not limited to Newark as @AntiVeeranna pointed out. It is very common in Europe and is getting more and more common in the US as I have recently found that ...


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Not a complete answer, but too long for a comment. This is somewhat common in Europe, for example this blog post describes the Lufthansa AirRail service from CGN to DUB via FRA, where CGN-FRA leg is on a train, that has a flight number. There is check-in desk at the train station, where you can check in your baggage and will get the boarding passes (rail ...


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This answer is solely based on personal experience. Having lived through the paper-to-magnetic ATM ticket transition I can say that the tickets are valid forever provided that: The ticketing system (printing and reading machines) doesn't change The time lapse to use/convert old tickets doesn't expire Indeed I've used paper tickets for several years after ...


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Author Paul Theroux tried it in the 1970's, as documented in his book 'The Old Patagonian Express' [ISBN 0141189150] - I think he had quite a few gaps though, and used several lines that are no longer in use... Wikipedia On that basis, I'd say that no, it isn't, and it is in fact less possible now than it was 30 years ago.


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I work in Reading and regularly cycle in the area and also use the station. I can tell you that no such provision exists for secure bicycle storage. The station is a known hotspot for cycle theft so I would not risk leaving a decent bike there. But...if your bike isn't particularly expensive and doesn't stand out you'll probably be OK. Just remember to ...


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Being the FL1 a regional train operated by Ferrovie dello Stato, I would trust their official FS site more than the ATAC journey planner (or Google for that matter). The FS page on the Airport train services says that the FL1 takes you from Fiumicino to most train stations within Rome. These are (ordered by closest distance from the airport): Roma ...


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No. Wikipedia has a page on rail transport in Central America with an overview of the situation in each country. The Man in Seat 61 also has a page about Central and South America (though it does look somewhat incomplete, at least for South America). Overall, each country has, or doesn't have, its own network. There is currently no railway crossing any ...


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To the best of my knowledge it's not. The passenger train service in Mexico doesn't seem to have long distance trains and in the United States you can get to the Mexican border in El Paso or San Diego but you never actually cross it in a train. So your trip is going to be cut short long before you get to the Darien Gap.



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