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Why does the T109 night train from Beijing to Shanghai have such a long stop at Xuzhou?

I read on https://www.china-travel-guide.net/trains/T109/ (mirror) the following schedule for the T109 night train from Beijing to Shanghai: Station No. Station Name Arrive Time Depart Time Stop Time ...
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Is the boarding process/time the same for any train in China, or does the bullet train have its special boarding process?

chinadiscovery.com (mirror) specifies the boarding process for high-speed trains in China as follows: Is that boarding process/time the same for any train in China, or does the bullet train have its ...
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List or map of publicly available wifi hotspots in Europe [closed]

Are there lists or map websites that show all widely known, publicly-provided wi-fi hotspots in continental Europe with free log in? By public, I mean non-civilian/private, such as state-endorsed (...
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Does it take one hour to board a bullet train in China, and if so, why?

I see on travelchinaguide.com (mirror): According to this image, one needs 1h for boarding the bullet train. Is that accurate, and if so, why does it take so long?
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How long from flight arrival to train travel at Heathrow T2

Arriving into Heathrow terminal 2 from Greece. I am a UK national. I want to prebook an onward train from T2. How long should I allow for, to clear Passport control and baggage reclaim ?
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COVID related travel requirements for train journey Austria -> Germany -> Netherlands

My wife and I are planning to travel from Austria to the Netherlands on 31st January 2021 via train. Our train journey has two layovers : Frankfurt (~ 50 minutes) and Utrecht (~ 20 minutes). What ...
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Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight?

Is the bullet train in China typically cheaper than taking a domestic flight? (assume the passenger is flying economy) I read some conflicting reports, e.g. https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-...
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Traveling from USA to Canada [closed]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada https://www.google.com/search?q=world+map+with+country+name&oq=World+map&aqs=chrome.3.0i271j69i57j0i433j0j0i433....
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Good Apps for travelers between cities in Europe especially

I travel a lot using mainly trains and buses sometimes also need taxis when i travel between cities. My question is what's the best mobile app (or others) that could help guide me when I'm in the ...
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France: when can I buy a ticket on the train?

I've heard announcements on trains in France saying (I paraphrase): if you haven't been able to buy a ticket, you should buy one from the nearest conductor as soon as possible When traveling on a ...
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Travel to Denmark

Can I travel to Denmark from Germany by train. I am an Albanian citizen. Does the border have control for COVID 19 test results or something else. I will go to my sister home to open the house because ...
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regular travel from Frankfurt to Schwalbach am Tanus (nord)

I am planning to take a job that is based in Schwalbach am Tanus (nord) area. However, I want to live in Frankfurt city. What kind of travel pass (monthly/yearly) would be suitable for such a ...
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How to get back a backpack lost on train or airport in Germany?

I landed at Frankfurt airport terminal, and I had my luggage until I had to take the train going to Frankfurt hbf. After reaching my destination, I realized I lost my backpack. The bag contains a ...
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Train fare 4 Euros higher for travel to airport than to its two adjacent stations [duplicate]

Is it legal to have a higher train fare for travel to/from airport when adjacent stops are way cheaper? I frequently travel to an airport that is connected to its serving city by rail service. A one ...
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Finding how crowded a given train connections is (by day of week, and by hour)

I will need to travel on an OEBB Railjet train, between Vienna and Graz, a service that runs once per hour. As I will be able to travel at any point during the day, I wonder if there is any way to get ...
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Can you bring your scooter on TER trains?

I see SNCF write about using scooters in train stations but I can't find any information on whether it's allowed to bring the scooter on the trains or not. I see that bikes are permitted, but some ...
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Is travelling allowed in Uttarakhand without E-pass?

Looking for a small vacation since it's been a long time hiding inside home. If anyone could share the exact travelling guidelines for Uttarakhand it will be great. Is e-pass required for the travel? ...
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How much transfer time do I need between ferry and train in Travemünde?

I want to take the ferry from Malmö to Travemünde. How much transfer time do I need to plan for if I want to take the train from station "Skandinavienkai"? The ferry I want to take is ...
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Does the DB corona-flexibility rule apply to Dutch domestic connections on international journeys?

German train tickets bought before 2020-03-14 can be used flexibly until 2020-10-31, including on international trains. Are they also valid on Dutch domestic connections? According to Deutsche Bahn: ...
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Can I pick up UK train ticket with debit card for closed account?

I just bought train tickets on redspottedhanky.com with a US card (I'm moving back to the UK in September), but I realised I've booked it with my US Debit card. I'd planned to close by account before ...
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Can I make my connection from Heathrow to Kings Cross? [duplicate]

I have a plane ticket arriving at Heathrow (Air Canada, so T2) at 11:05, and a LNER ticket from Kings Cross at 14:00. (I also have a ticket for the 16:00 service, just in case, but that gets in very ...
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Tips to go transfer from train station Paris Nord to Paris Austerlitz

According to google maps, the fastest way to transfer from Paris Nord to Paris Austerlitz is by catching metro 5 and ride for fourteen stops. It's a direct line that leaves every 4 minutes and only ...
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Do I need to disembark when crossing a Japan Rail pass zone boundary?

Say I have a JR West Kansai–Hiroshima Area Pass, which covers travel between Kurashiki and Sōja, and I take the train from Kurashiki to Izumo(shi), which goes through Sōja. Is it necessary that I ...
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UK to continental Europe and back, same rules for air or surface travel?

Short version: Are there separate (COVID 19) rules for travel between the UK and the Netherlands, and Belgium or France, based on the mode of transport (flights or ferries and trains)? Long version: ...
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Fix Super Sparpreis ticket identity

I am French and ordered a "Super Sparpreis" ticket online for my child, this is a special child price since he is less than 14 years old. The ticket price is around 45 Euros. This is the ...
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Best way of going from Frankfurt to Zurich in the first days of June 2020? (COVID-19)

I am from Argentina and have a flight for June 2 from Buenos Aires to Frankfurt. It lands on June 3. My final destination is Zurich, to start my PhD. So basically I need a way to travel from Frankfurt ...
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UK Station served by greatest number of TOCs?

Liverpool Lime Street is served by seven Train Operating Companies: Avanti West Coast Merseyrail East Midlands Trains Transpennine Express Trains for Wales (via the recently reopened Halton Curve) ...
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Bus services between SNCF gare d'Andorre-L'Hospitalet and Pas de la Casa

I've seen on the SNCF website for gare d'Andorre-L'Hospitalet that some buses run from the station to Pas de la Casa - https://www.ter.sncf.com/occitanie/gares/87611517/Andorre-LHospitalet/pratique "...
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Can you bring an e-scooter on-board MTRX trains?

I've looked through the page about luggage at their website but there's no mentioning of e-scooters. Does anyone know if they're allowed?
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Is there any way to travel from Germany to Austria by train? [closed]

I am trying to travel to Austria from Brussels by train, and have conflicting information on the status of cancellations due to Covid-19. According to Eurail, "all rail services from Germany to ...
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How to cancel and get refunds for train tickets for Italy?

I have a train travel booked through Germany, Switzerland and Italy. All three legs of the travel are booked through bahn.de, and the Germany into Switzerland leg I can find back on the system of that ...
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Night travel Niagara Falls to NYC

I want to travel from Niagara Falls, Canada to New York City by bus (or train) overnight. The plan is to leave on April 29th in the evening and arrive thursday morning. So far I could only find a ...
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Buying a Cornwall to London Night sleeper ticket from Canada, for May, 2020

How to book and pay for ticket from Canada For this May
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Train schedule from Montreal to Toronto [closed]

I have to take the train from Montreal to Toronto one way. Just want to make sure it's in the schedule.
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Staying in Sunnyvale, visiting San Francisco 1 day. Which transport pass?

I would be staying in Sunnyvale and will go to SF for 1 day. Which transport pass would be the best ? I am seeing that one needs Caltrain to go to SF back and forth, and inside SF there are MUNI and ...
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Information on train travel across the USA [closed]

I am interested in taking the train from seattle to new york. How long would it take? How much would it cost for a sleeping compartment?
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Do I have to reboard at the same station after a Japan Rail stopover?

With some exceptions, Japan Rail base fare tickets allow stopovers. There is an excellent answer that explains when a ticket is eligible for stopovers, but it is not clear from either that answer or ...
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City ticket included for German IC trains validity

I've bought a train ticket from Bremen to Juerich city without any BahnCard. On the ticket, it says "Bremen+City Jülich-Forschungsz., mit IC/EC" Does it mean, I can take any train from my home (in ...
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Is it possible to ride ordinary trains in Egypt as foreigners?

We are planning to take the train from Aswan to Luxor in the morning to continue on by bus to the Red Sea in the afternoon. There is a deluxe train at 7:30am, but we won't be able to make it due to ...
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Can I use any route to get to my destination on national rail?

To give some context, I'm currently stuck at a station where the line splits to go to several different locations, so my question is: can I go on a different train that goes past my destination ...
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Late running Eurostar service from Brussels [duplicate]

What happens if my Eurostar service from Brussels is running late and I miss my Grand Central train from Kings Cross
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Are there luxury tourist train excursions in the USA?

In various countries around the world, tourists can book luxury train excursions. Those typically run only several times per year, use heritage carriages, are far more expensive than regular trains, ...
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Bicycles on Batumi-Tbilisi train

I remember, some years ago, you could just take your bicycle on the trains in Georgia. With a bit of haggling. But as they changed the wagons to modern Stadler, is this still possible? And how would I ...
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Trains - Are the IZY trains very strict on luggage dimensions?

Please share your experience. This concerns the pan-European IZY trains which arrive in France. Do you have to be very careful to follow luggage restrictions mentioned on the website?
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From Hiroshima to Fukuoka via local trains

Our next trip in April will involve going from Hiroshima to Fukuoka. We would like to take local trains, not the shinkansen, but the information I can find on the internet only point me to the ...
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Codes on trains and train wagons

While traveling Europe, I noticed codes written on trains (public transport as well as cargo), which are written like words but seem to be codes. Examples: Shimms, Shimmns, Tads. Case exactly as ...
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Seville to Cadiz by train in May - should we buy tickets in advance?

We (2 people) will be taking a train from Seville to Cadiz in May. It will be a Tuesday at about 10.00am. Would there be any need to buy tickets in advance or will we be okay to buy tickets when we ...
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Can I upgrade my SNCF intercitie de nuit ticket once purchased?

I’ve recently booked 2 x London St Pancras - Briançon. This journey involves a change to the night train in Paris. I’ve booked a 6 berth couchette because when I tried to upgrade to a 4 berth it was ...
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When are the direct Eurostar trains from Amsterdam to London planned to start?

Looking up train time on Bahn.de and on the Eurostar website I get a different set of train times for the same day. The difference is that Bahn.de gives 'non-stop' Amsterdam to London times where ...
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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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