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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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Is Seiryu Miharashi Station the only train station where passengers cannot enter or exit the platform?

I'm reading about the Seiryu Miharashi Station in Japan, which is a recently (2019-03-19) opened train station where passengers cannot enter or exit the platform, except via the train, as the platform'...
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Can I exit and reenter a UK station while waiting for a connecting train?

I will soon be making a journey by train that will require me to wait for around 90 minutes in a relatively small station. I would like to leave the station and wander into the nearby town during this ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How manageable are <15 min connection times in Frankfurt Hbf?

I will be travelling from Lyon (France) to Dresden (Germany) and I was looking at several options. One of them is by train, but there are a fairly big number of connections, with rather short transit ...
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May I use a railway velocipede on actively-used British railways? [closed]

If a railway is still in use in UK, am I legally permitted to use a railway velocipede on it? (Or) Is it dangerous even if I can take it off the railway when I hear a train coming?
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If someone is stranded in a transfer-only station after the last train has left, what happens?

I was reading about the Sagliains train station in eastern Switzerland. It is an interchange between two routes on the RhB network. It seems that the platform used by foot passengers does not have any ...
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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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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, called Gare du nord, the model trains in the basement of gare de l'est were mentioned. Here pensioned ...
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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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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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How to find location on Cambridge-Mildenhall railway that still has tracks/rails?

I want to travel to the UK to take photos of the closed Cambridge-Mildenhall railway. I‘d like to find at least one place with all three tracks, however I can't see any rails on Google Maps. Do the ...
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Which railway stations in the UK only offer travel in one direction?

Despite living relatively nearby, I have just recently learnt about Pilning station. That I have been unaware of it until now is not particularly surprising, as there are only two services a week. (it ...
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Children joining train later UK

I need to travel from London to the north and my children aged 5 and 8 will join me on the train at Milton Keynes, delivered there by their grandparents. If I book the ticket for all three of us from ...
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Dimensions of railway station lifts in Germany

We recently tried taking the train from Rüsselsheim with a heavy electric-assist oversized semirecumbent tandem bicycle. Unfortunately, we found that the lift was just a little too small (at most 0.1 ...
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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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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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How safe is Baltimore Washington Airport Amtrak station at night? [closed]

I am taking Amtrak train from New York Penn Station to Baltimore Washington International Airport Amtrak station next month. I am reaching BWI Airport Amtrak station at 2AM. After getting down from ...
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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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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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What is this short middle rail?

Around Paris, Transilien (suburban train) stations all seem to have a few short rail segments between two rails, immediately preceded or followed by an even shorter raised thing. Here's how it looks ...
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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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Frankfurt to Prague layover in Schwandorf

I have a trip from Frankfurt to Prague in December. I want to buy a train ticket and there is a short layover (5-6 minutes) in Schwandorf station. This can be a problem? Would you recommend buying the ...
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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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Transit time in Valence TGV

I will soon travel from the Narbonne to Bruxelles Midi on TGV. My itinerary has a change of train in Valence TGV with just 14 minutes between the arrival and the following departure. First TGV will ...
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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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Can I get on my Nightjet train at a different station than the one on my ticket?

I have noticed that the Nightjet train I booked from Wien to Paris goes through Salzburg. I was wondering if my ticket allowed me to get on the train at Salzburg instead of Wien, or if I should refund ...
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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is there any direct train from LHR Airport to Newcastle Gateshead?

We are to reach at 7.30 AM on LHR from India for further move to Newcastle along with 2 kids. Plz suggest what to do ? Piccadilly Line/ Tube/Taxi/Bus or any other mode?
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transferring from train arriving in Vienna to Vienna airport with more luggage then I can carry without a trolley

Last time I arrived by train in Wien Hauptbahnhof with 3 airplane checked baggage sized bags (23 kg each), transferred to a local train to Vienna Airport (Flughafen Wien) train station, and there was ...
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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 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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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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