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Questions tagged [train-stations]

Termini or intermediate places along a railway route where passengers may board or leave a train.

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Why does Paris have two large train stations next to each other? (Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est)

In Paris, there are two large train stations close to each other, but still separate and at a walking distance: "The (train) station of the North" - Gare du Nord, and "The (train) station of the East" ...
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What is the use of that Internal rail?

On Greek suburban railway (proastiakos) I noticed that on stations have an internal rail as long as the train platform: I was wondering what it the use for this internal rail? Also the suburban ...
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What does “Shin” in a Japanese train station name mean?

Quite a few train stations have "Shin" in their name, then the name of the city. For example, Shin-Osaka, Shin-Sapporo, Shin-Kobe. What does it mean, and does it indicate the station is for ...
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How come I see two ICE trains scheduled for the same platform at the same time?

I'm traveling from point A to point B in Germany, by train (an ICE line to be exact). I have my ticket, which lists the origin and destination stations and the ICE train number. So I go to the train ...
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Showering facilities at Kings Cross station - Where are they and what are they like?

On the National Rail enquiries page for Kings Cross station, it simply states: Showers - Yes Ideally, I'd like a little bit more information than that! Such as where they are, how much they cost, ...
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Is Hillingdon just an underground station? If so, where is Google getting its information?

I searched for railway stations near Uxbridge, and Google Maps gave me this: With regular trains to Slough on GWR: However, neither nationalrail.co.uk or Train Line recognise this as a valid journey....
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Using the Vatican City train station?

From Wikivoyage It's a little-known fact that the Vatican has its own train station; it is rarely ever used. Historically, it has been used by the Pope for special travel on Italian rail or to send ...
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Are there any railroads in Antarctica?

I am wondering if there are any railroads in Antarctica. Maybe on research stations, even those shorter than 1km?
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Italy Trains - Buying tickets at a station with no ticket office and no ticket machine

On a recent visit to Italy I found myself in situation regarding train tickets. I was at Pioltello Limito station on the outskirts of Milan wanting to get to Milan Centrale. There was no ticket ...
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Is there a map that shows the walking time between London Tube stations?

Sometimes when gadding about in central London I am set back by a station closure or some other incident that requires me to find another station. In those cases I don't care if the station is on the ...
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From Geneva airport to Lausanne station

On September 4, I will be arriving in Geneva by airplane at approximately 11 AM. After that, I need to go to Lausanne. I have two questions: Do I need to buy a train ticket online, or can I buy it ...
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How to lock a backpack?

In a response to a question in an India forum somebody answered that all items you leave in the Mumbai CTS cloak room must be "locked": The cloak room charges something like Rs15 per item, and all ...
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Can I search for European train connections avoiding certain stations?

With flight search engines, it is possible to search for routes excluding particular airports. Is there an equivalent way to search train routse excluding particular stations/cities? For example, ...
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Is the Munich Hbf Left Luggage facility available 24 hours?

Is the Munich Hbf Left Luggage storage facility operational 24 hrs? I have a night train to Venice on a Sunday night at 11 30PM and would want to claim my bag at 9PM from the storage section that I ...
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Are the luggage storage lockers at Brussels-Midi still available for use in April 2016 after recent security clampdowns?

We will be travelling catching flight in the evening from Brussels Airport but we are planning to arrive from Paris in the morning. I read that Bruxelles-Midi still have the locker for use on their ...
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How much does it cost to enter and leave the same station (JR line, Tokyo)

I'm going to pick an item up from someone in Tokyo. Problem is, it's about an hour away and therefore the journey is quite expensive. So he's agreed to meet me at his station on the platform so I don'...
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Is there a comprehensive map of the Shinjuku station in Tokyo?

According to wikipedia's article on Shinjuku station, including an underground arcade, there are well over 200 exits. http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/stations/img/map_e/e866.pdf mentions a few exits but ...
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Abandoned railway stations in Japan

I've just read Japan Keeps This Defunct Train Station Running for Just One Passenger, about a station that'll be closing this year (2016) because its last user, a high school student, will be ...
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What's the price of the lockers in Tbilisi, Georgia main train station?

How much do the lockers costs on a 24h basis?
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Taking a train at Copenhagen airport

I'm travelling to Växjö on 1st of November, arriving to Copenhagen airport in Denmark and then taking a train to my final destination in Sweden. I am a person with restricted mobility so I'm having a ...
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Is there luggage storage at Poroy train station (Peru)?

Peru Rail says: Is there luggage storage at the stations? Yes. Luggage storage is free at the Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu Stations, from 7 am to 7 pm for all PeruRail passengers. However ...
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Is the train station of Aiguafreda, Spain ever served?

While planning a trip, I saw that to access the Montseny Park, near Barcelona, one can take a train to the town of Aiguafreda. However, on Renfe website, the train services website, I cannot find ...
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Can I travel from Gare du Nord to Gare Montparnasse? (Paris)

On Friday I'm going to Angers from Brussels. The train from Brussels, which is a Thalys, arrives in Paris Nord. 55 minutes later, the train to Anger, which is a TGV, departs from Gare Montparnasse. ...
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Can we travel from Gatwick to Paddington Station with bags and NOT use stairs?

We will be arriving in early April into Gatwick at 6:30AM on a Tuesday, so we will be on the train by 7:30am to 8:00am. We will each have one large suitcase plus carry on luggage. Will either of the ...
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Can I deboard and take rest at intermediate station and continue the journey till destination after 1 or 2 days gap?

Single reservation ticket taken for travel from Bangalore to Kadapa with intermediate station: Tirupati. Can I deboard at intermediate station Tirupati and after 1 or 2 days continue my journey? ...
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Where can I find DB regional ticket maps (Streckenkarte)?

Usually, Deutsche Bahn offers a map (Streckenkarte) of various regional transport similar to this one for Baden-Württemberg. Could anyone let me know where I can find it for Berlin-Brandenburg ticket? ...
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Does the FL1 train now go directly to Termini in Rome?

The offical travel planner (also on google maps) it says that the FL1 train goes directly to Rome central station (Termini). But wikipedia page and other pages says it doesn't , which is correct?
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How much transfer time do I need at Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof?

I am trying to book some train tickets on the Deutsche Bahn website. One of the tickets it is recommending involves a 7-minute transfer from one train to another at Karlsruhe Hauptbahnhof. The ...
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Is the direct connection from Helsinki-Vantaa Airport to the train line open yet?

When the Ring Rail Line to Helsinki-Vantaa Int'l Airport opened in July 2015, the Airport station wasn't ready yet and passengers had to be bussed in from the nearest station. Even when the station ...
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Map of ViaRail train stations in Canada

Is there a map of all stations served by ViaRail (passenger train carrier in Canada)? I could find a vague map of their main destinations, but I am looking for a more precise map. I would like to ...
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Are the model trains underneath gare de l'est in Paris open to the public?

Some years ago I read the memoires of a Dutch newsreader on his experiences in Paris. In his book, very cliche, called, Gare du nord. The model trains from the basement in gare de l'est were mentioned....
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Does the high-speed train from Chongqing to Chengdu depart from Chongqing or Chongqing North station?

I am travelling from London to Chengdu and noticed that the flights to Chongqing are much cheaper (often by several hundred pounds) than flights to Chengdu. I would like to fly to Chongqing and take ...
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Jersey City Journal Square PATH parking - how do I make a reservation?

I am planning on driving to NYC, and staying in Jersey City to reduce costs. I will be driving from my hotel to the Journal Square PATH Station to get into Manhattan everyday. On the PATH website, ...
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Luggage lockers in downtown Hanoi?

I'm going to be visiting Hanoi for one day and taking an overnight train. Is there a place in downtown Hanoi where I can lock my luggage for the day? Alternatively, does the Hanoi train station have a ...
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Coach platform positions for trains in Austria

We'll be travelling in coach 10 of the EC 219 to Salzburg Hbf, Platform 9 and need to change to another train departing from Platform 4. We don't have much time and will probably need to use the ...
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Amsterdam Centraal or Sloterdijk station area?

For sightseeing in Amsterdam and traveling to Brussels, should we stay in Amsterdam Centraal area or can we stay at Sloterdijk station area? How difficult and expensive it is to travel back and ...
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How close are tracks 1 and 2 in the Eindhoven train station?

How close is track 1 to track 2 at Eindhoven train station?
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Map of the north east/west 42th and 45th street passages at Grand Central Terminal

There are underground passages at Grand Central Terminal in NYC that are open to the public. They fan out, underground going several blocks from the main terminal, both north and west. Many people ...
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Eating on the Moscow-Dushanbe train?

I'm taking this train to Kazakhstan soon and wonder: does this train have a restaurant car? If not, where in the Russian cities of Gryazi and Volgograd can I buy food near the station (the train ...
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Luggage storage at Budapest rail station

Are there long term luggage lockers at the Budapest main rail station and if so, what cost?
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Easiest and safest way to get from Gare du Nord train station to Rue de Berri

What is the easiest and safest way to get from Gare du Nord train station to Rue de Berri (Hotel California Paris)? I heard that the taxi queue might be long. I don't want to end up looking like a ...
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Italy Regional Trains itinerary and routes

I will be going on vacation to Italy in late March and April. I am trying to plan my trip, as I'm not yet entriely sure what cities to visit. Lot's of webpages mention regional trains, saying they ...
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finding platforms at Karlsruhe

I'm traveling from Munich to Karlsruhe, where I'll change trains for Besancon. I'll have 19 minutes to change trains with a big suitcase & a carry-on bag. Is there any way for me to find out at ...
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Belgian Rail Pass and RailPlus pass. Which to use to travel from a Belgian station to Roosendal, Aachen or Maastricht?

I seem to be confused as to which rail pass to use when travelling from a Belgium train station to a border station such as Roosendal in the Netherlands. The RailPlus card is a card that you can get ...
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Changing at Berlin Zoologischer Garten station

At Berlin Zoologischer Garten railway station, how long does it take to change from long-distance trains to a subway train? My ticket says that I have 7 minutes to change from platform 2 to U9. I'm ...
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Minimal walking distance when changing at Orleans on train journey: Tours-Orléans-Paris Austerlitz

My girlfriend and I are due to catch a train from Tours to Paris Austerlitz tomorrow, and we need to switch trains at Orléans, with a 12 minute gap between our scheduled arrival at and departure from ...
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How to get a combined ticket in IRCTC (Indian Railway)

Suppose I want to go from Station A to Station C but Station C is not a stoppage of some train say train 01, so I can get a combined ticket from station A to Station B through train 01 plus Station B ...
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How to get in or out of an chipkaart-gated station with an e-ticket? [duplicate]

I recently purchased tickets for an international trip from France to the Netherlands. The itinerary​ included an international ticket to Rotterdam, and a local ticket to my final destination. I ...
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How to collect my Virgin train tickets from self-collection counter if I book on thetrainline.com and pay with paypal?

Just a few minutes ago, I have managed to use credit on my Paypal account (without a debit/credit card) to pay for my UK train ticket on a Virgin train. And somehow the system on thetrainline.com ...
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Can I go from Gatwick Airport station to London Bridge station?

Can I go from Gatwick Airport station to London Bridge station? I have read that the train will not stop by London bridge due to construction, is this true? I am travelling by the end of January.