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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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Traveling to Paris during the French strikes

I was planning to go to Paris from Frankfurt from January 14 to January 16 but after I heard all the news about France/Paris strikes I am a little scared. My plan is to take train (already booked and ...
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Which is the most scenic train route between Nagano and Kyoto?

We will be catching the train between Nagano and Kyoto in a few weeks. There looks to be two options: Nagano to Nagoya, then change and on to Kyoto (we will do this part in reverse a few days later ...
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Transport from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca

How can i find information about the official bus/train prices from Bucharest to Cluj-Napoca?
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Booking ETS Platinum class trains more than 24 hours in advance

I'm looking to book tickets on an ETS Platinum train service from Kuala Lumpur (KL Sentral) to Ipoh. The official timetable shows a number of Platinum services (EPxxxx) running daiy; however, while ...
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Will a smartcard work alongside a railcard?

I have recently been made aware of smartcards that can be used on regional train services in the UK that act in a similar way to an Oyster card - You load on tickets (similar to loading credit onto an ...
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Is it more economical to get a network railcard or under 25 railcard?

I want to get a railcard, but I am unsure whether to get a network railcard (which covers the South East England and London regions) or to get a 16-25 railcard. My confusion stems from the fact that ...
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Route planner with distances for trains?

Is there a route planner that includes the distance traveled by trains. Google maps and Apple Maps both state the time, but no information on how far the route is. I'd like to know this to compare C02 ...
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Is there a multiple day pass for Sapporo Metro?

In Sapporo the Metro ticket machines only sell 1 Day Passes on Weekends where you can travel anywhere on the metro for free for one day. But if let's say you stay in Sapporo for a couple of days, is ...
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Seating plan for ECE

We've been allocated seats 34 and 37 on EuroCity-Express (ECE) 451. I tried to find a seating plan for this train but couldn't find one. This forum post appears confusingly unrelated despite talking ...
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Corridor seats on the TGV — why? Are seat reservations not always mandatory?

The TGV has mandatory seat reservations (unlike, for example, the ICE). There is no equivalent of German Flexpreis where I can take any train, and if I miss my connection I need to get a new ticket ...
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Overcrowded German trains

The recent spat between Greta Thunberg and German rail left me thinking: can you buy a ticket in a German train and not get a seat? Is that only for local or also long haul trains?
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Naples. Circumvesuviana train. Are tickets sold for a precise time?

I'm going to visit Naples soon and want to take Circumvesuviana train in order to get to Herculano and Pompei. So I have a couple of questions answers to which I cannot google. I prefer to ask these ...
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If my train is cancelled and replaced, must I take the indicated replacement train when I have a Sparpreis ticket?

My train is cancelled but replace by a train with the same timetable but a different number; identical to the scenario in this question. Under those circumstances, does the Sparpreis ticket have ...
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Is the Inca Rail's Wi-Fi network faster or more reliable than the broadband cellular network on the train between Cusco and Machu Picchu in Peru?

I read on https://incarail.com/the-360-machu-picchu-train (mirror) that the Inca Rail train has Wi-Fi: is the Inca Rail's Wi-Fi network faster and/or more reliable than using the broadband cellular ...
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NAIA to PNR Nichols?

The train from Nichols (https://goo.gl/maps/ncob95zjFuDALeNj7) goes directly to my destination (http://www.pnr.gov.ph/fares-tickets-nichols-station). I arrive at NAIA T3. How do I go the 2 km from ...
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Avoid long walking when changing between Tokyo subway lines

On my last trip to Tokyo, I made extensive use of subway lines (Tokyo Metro and Toei). Very often, there were no direct subway route to my destination. So I have to change trains. And since the subway ...
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What's Trenitalia's best class?

I wonder which class is the best, where you have the best seats, most services included for free, on the train, fast track, lounge etc? Why I wonder is because I was pretty disappointed by the 1st ...
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Advice for Stockholm metro and buses for a large family

I'm researching the best way to get around Stockholm with my family. We are: 2 seniors 2 adults 5 kids ages 9 and under. We arrived at the central train station last night and took the metro to get ...
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Besides TGV train, how can I travel around France from Paris area during a strike?

Around two months ago (in October), I bought a TGV train ticket to travel from Paris to Nantes to spend my vacation for Christmas. However, since the 5th of December, train companies are on strike, ...
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Deutsche Bahn: What does “Train not bookable until further notice” mean?

I am trying to book a train from Deutsche Bahn, that shows a message "Ticket not bookable until further notice" (in the English version of the website) in its listing. However, the button to book is ...
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Travelling to Paris by train during a strike in December 2019

I want to travel to Paris from Germany this weekend. I booked my tickets via the Deutsche Bahn (DB) website with a "Supersparpreis" (super saver fare) and the train I would take tomorrow is first an ...
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If I buy a super off-peak ticket, can I travel on a off-peak train and pay the difference?

So I always try and buy the cheapest, off peak ticket - i.e super-off-peak. Sitting here at my desk on a long Thursday, I really want to get that earlier train which is "normal" off peak - but alas, ...
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Commuting options from Madrid city center to Leganes campus

I am going to Universidad Carlos III de Madrid next semester for an exchange term from Canada. I will be studying at the Leganes campus for 4 months, and I am trying to determine whether I should find ...
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Registration IRCTC

I have troubles with registration IRCTC. I have tried to follow the steps suggested on How can I register for IRCTC internationally (without a +91 mobile number)?, but I keep on getting the message "...
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Is food free in Suvidha 3rd AC?

Can someone tell me whether food charges are included in the fare of Suvidha tickets just like Duronto train does?
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Can I parcel my luggage by train on Saturday and Sunday

I want to travel from chennai to dellhi by flight but i want to send my luggage box which is of 35kg by train. But i have time only on Saturday and Sunday. Can i book my parcel on Saturday and Sunday
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Is there any power plug that passengers may use on the Inca Rail train between Cusco and Machu Picchu in Peru?

Is there any power plug that passengers may use on the Inca Rail train between Cusco and Machu Picchu in Peru?
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Why are compartments in western European day trains falling out of fashion? [closed]

In Europe, railway carriages have had two types of layout: coach-style big room with plenty of seats or compartment cars with a side corridor giving access to small, usually 6-seat or 8-seat ...
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How to book Indian buses and trains in advance without an Indian phone number?

Is it possible these days to book Indian buses and trains in advance without an Indian phone number? When I look online, all sites and apps require an Indian phone number, which as a non-Indian, I do ...
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Is the Antequera-Granada high speed line open after 2019-12-15?

The Antequera-Granada high speed line opened 2019-06-26. When I search for tickets on the RENFE website, I find tickets up to and including 2019-12-15 for trains Granada-Madrid and Granada-Barcelona, ...
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Is there any power plug that passengers may use on the Yangon Circular Train?

Is there any power plug that passengers may use on the Yangon Circular Train?
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Booking for intra-EU trains

if I want to book a train, let's say, from Amsterdam to Brussels or from Brussels to Cologne, can I buy a ticket without need to show my EU card and hence without being registered in a system? And if ...
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Transiting Ukrainian rail border station without papers for Ukraine

I'm going from Cierna nad Tisou (Slovakia) to Budapest (Hungary) via the Ukrainian dual-border station of Chop, but cannot enter Ukraine. The train reaches Chop at 12:00, and my connecting train, for ...
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Where can I find the up-to-date schedule for the Yangon Circular Train?

Where can I find the up-to-date schedule for the Yangon Circular Train? I've seen some old pictures and blog posts but I don't know: whether the schedule still applies, whether the end-of-2019 ...
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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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Change trains in Brest (Belarus) under 15 minutes?

My mother is arriving at the Brest-Tsentralny railway station at 10:28 from Moscow (train number 007M). Unfortunately, she only has 15 minutes to catch the train to Paris at 10:43 (train number 023Й)....
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Best Rail Pass for Italy

I will be visiting Italy for 5 days and plan to visit Venice, Florence, Rome and Amalfi coast (Solerno - because of better connectivity to Rome). Of the 5 days, 4 days I plan to use train (4 times) ...
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Ticket Booking in Nightjet

I have booked a ticket from Munich to Venice on nightjet for two adults. While booking on Nightjet's website, they asked only for name of one passenger. Since I am not a citizen of either Germany or ...
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Can I Check a Hand Truck on an Airplane/Amtrak?

So I have this hand truck that I would like to bring home that I brought out in a car, but I am flying back. I figured I can't carry it on, but can I check it? It's about 50 inches tall, 21 inches ...
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Will Eurostar have lots of rowdy passengers on a Saturday evening?

I just booked a journey on Eurostar from Brussels to London on a Saturday evening, departing Brussels at 20:22, in Standard class. It's the last train of the day. I realized after booking that the ...
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Bike transport from Haridwar to Bangalore

Can anyone help me that how can I transport my bike from Haridwar to Bangalore? Are there trains that have this facility?
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Why buy a first class ticket on Southern trains?

I have been traveling regularly to the south and I would love to know the benefits of upgrading to first class because to me it seems like there is none
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Traveling on WestBahn with unreserved seats

I am traveling to Salzburg (Salzburg Hbf) from Vienna (Wien Westbahnhof) on the WestBahn train booked on thetrainline.com. While booking, I did not select "reserve seats" option. According to their ...
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What is the longest distance between two stops of a train route?

As a follow-up to this answer which states that the “Z” trains from Beijing to Hong Kong and which take 24 hours are actually non-stop services (permitting immigration formalities to take place in ...
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How reliable the public transport in Cagliari, Sardegna, Italia? Do they have contactless travel?

I have to change flights in Cagliari on a Sunday evening and I'll have around 2 hours free between the two, so I decided not to just sit in the terminal but actually rush out to the city. I have ...