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May
13
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
8
comment Does Amtrak ever stop at non-Amtrak (commuter only) stations?
Thanks! The Cortlandt and Odenton indcidents are "perfect" examples of what I was looking for.... an Amtrak train stopping to take on and/or discharge passengers at a station that Amtrak is never scheduled to stop at. Cortlandt is even "perfecter" because there is a video showing it.
Feb
8
accepted Does Amtrak ever stop at non-Amtrak (commuter only) stations?
Feb
4
revised Does Amtrak ever stop at non-Amtrak (commuter only) stations?
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Feb
4
asked Does Amtrak ever stop at non-Amtrak (commuter only) stations?
Jan
4
comment Why do the 2 rail gauges run together between Hendaye and Irun?
Anyone that's traveled both ways through this border care to shout out their experiences, particularly how they make sure you don't get off too early?
Jan
2
comment Can I refuse to pay auto-gratuity in a restaurant?
And by the area code, this one was in California (San Deigo area)
Jan
2
comment Why do the 2 rail gauges run together between Hendaye and Irun?
wow couldn't that result in stranding? If I am returning from a trip to Spain, and I remember that for the original leg of the trip I changed trains in Irun, might I get off in Irun for the return trip as well, thinking that this is where I should, and find to my surprise that there is no onward train to France?
Jan
2
comment Why do the 2 rail gauges run together between Hendaye and Irun?
Do you happen to know if northbound Spanish trains stop at all in Irun or southbound French trains stop at all at Hendaye?
Jan
2
comment Why do the 2 rail gauges run together between Hendaye and Irun?
Very informative! But I a still left with the question: Why use 2 stations (and a superfluous stretch of dobule guage track) when one will do? The only answer that comes to mind is "nationalism"... neither country wanted the other to have any perceived advantage or superiority, which could occur if one country had the "border station" and the other didn't. However, even this consideration could be resolved by alternating the setup at each of the France / Spain border crossings so that each country has the same number of "border stations".
Jan
2
comment Why do the 2 rail gauges run together between Hendaye and Irun?
Do you know if the Spanish trains stop in Irun and the French in Hendaye, or do they just blow through?
Jan
2
asked Why do the 2 rail gauges run together between Hendaye and Irun?
Oct
26
awarded  Yearling
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Oct
28
accepted Why did my flights make unscheduled fuel stops?
Oct
27
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
26
awarded  Yearling
Oct
2
comment I have discovered that the hotel room toilet is blocked, but too late :/
From a rational point of view, it is far more unsanitary to touch an elevator button or door handle than to use a toilet anywhere, aircraft or otherwise. If you think your 5-star hotel is somehow magically cleaner than the rest of the world, check out this: nbcnews.com/health/…
Aug
20
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
8
revised What is the real legal status of an airport transit area?
lounge -> area