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Questions tagged [trains]

Travel by rail including local and long distance trains, but note that more specific tags are available and should be preferred where relevant. For examples see `tag info`.

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Transportation in Netherlands: to and around Amsterdam

In June, I plan to visit Amsterdam for 4 days. We will need to travel to Hoofdorp and Bussum to visit relatives. In the past I have stayed at hotels in the Hoofdorp area that provide parking as part ...
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How to get a confirmation that my BahnCard has been cancelled?

I requested to cancel my bahn card using this form. I am currently living in the USA. I received an email three weeks ago stating that my request has been forwarded to the appropriate department and ...
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3 weeks in Japan : should I get a 21 days or a 14 days JR? [on hold]

I'm going with my girlfriend to Japan on April 29th. It is the Golden Week at that time, so we decided to stay within Tokyo at the beginning, and to go out only on the May 5th - to match the end of ...
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Is there a daily fare cap on the Taipei MRT?

My wife is Taiwanese, so every couple of years we visit her family in Taipei. I generally know my way around the Taipei MRT network, so for a laugh I'm planning to attempt Taipei's equivalent of the ...
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What are my rights when I have a Sparpreis ticket but can't board an overcrowded train?

A German Sparpreis-ticket is (for long-distance trains) only valid on the trains indicated on the ticket, but a seat reservation is optional. In case of overcrowding, a Sparpreis ticket holder can be ...
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My son is already in the UK. Can I buy him a Britrail pass?

My son in college is in the UK for the semester. I'm going to visit him soon for a week. He doesn't have a Britrail pass, but for our upcoming week of more heavy train use, a pass would be more ...
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TGV timetables / schedules?

I am planning to get to Zurich on Jun 13 and I land in Paris on Jun 12 at 16:40PM. While I could fly, the train doesn't look so bad. I am trying to find a train around 6PM going to somewhere that ...
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Which type of transport tickets for 4 days: IDF or Paris Pass?

I am a senior female solo traveller, I'm going to Paris for the first time in September for 4 days. Is it best to get the IDF tickets or the Paris pass? How would I validate the ticket? Do I need ...
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Anyone done ticket booking in IRCTC with “Connecting Journey Booking” option?

Has anyone used "Connecting Journey Option" from IRCTC? If so, can you please provide/share following details: Does it calculate telescopic distance? What things must be kept in mind when booking the ...
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Can I purchase ticket on the spot at Train station Geneva Cornavin instead of online? [duplicate]

I will be landing at Geneva airport (Switzerland) in the coming mid June. As I would like to go to Metabief, France, I am thinking to take train from Train station Geneva Cornavin (near Geneva airport)...
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I want to change name on train ticket to another friend [duplicate]

I want to change the name of the passenger on my booked train ticket from Sulekha to Gayatree for the journey to Pune. Is this possible, if so, how?
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What is the most remote railway line in the world?

What is the most remote railroad in the world? By remote, I mean that: this railroad must be disconnected from any other railroad; this railroad must currently have scheduled passenger trains. ...
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Rome Metro Line C (Pigneto station) - is it open?

I am planning a trip to Rome for early October 2019. I found some good deals on accommodation near Pigneto metro station. However, I find conflicting information about that station and line C in ...
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Difficulties during trip from Poland to Russia via Belarus

I have an EU citizenship and I want to travel by train from Warsaw, Poland to Moscow, Russia. I know that I need both Russian and Belarussian visas, but I have heard from some people that a few ...
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Paris day Trip from London with South African passport

Im South African going to the UK on holiday. I would like to do a one day Paris tour leaving from London. Do I also need to apply for a Schengen visa even if it an in and out trip?
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Madrid Metro Tarjeta

I possess a Tarjeta transporte público from Consorcio Transportes Madrid. Can someone explain, as to an idiot please, exactly how I go about recharging it? (Where are the machines, exactly what to ...
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How long do I need from landing to reaching the train station in Zürich Airport when arriving from London?

I am arriving at the Zürich airport from London, scheduled to arrive at 6:20pm in the evening. I am wondering if anybody has an approximate idea of how long it normally takes to get to the train ...
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How do I parse the syntax of the route instruction on a German railway ticket?

With a Deutsche Bahn Flexpreis ticket, one can take any trains on the day of travel, but the route is still limited. The permitted route along which the ticket is valid is written on the ticket, but ...
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Why does Amtrak tell me that my journey will last 3 hours, but also 12?

I'm searching for a train from NY Penn station to Pittsburgh, on Saturday the 23rd of March. This one looks good, but it seems to say that the journey will last 12 hours, contradicting the times given ...
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KLM flight from Brussels, pick up ticket from Air France/KLM terminal at Brussel-Zuid/Midi station

I have a KLM flight the day after tomorrow, the first leg is a train journey from Brussels to Schiphol. I don't know the Brussel-Zuid/Bruxelles-Midi train station well. I have been trying to find out ...
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Train from Geneva Airport to Fiesch

We arrive at 9am Thursday at Geneva airport. I've tried buying tickets online but a few different sites have not been able to complete the sale. Can I buy tickets at Geneva airport to Fiesch via ...
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Why is it sometimes cheaper to fly within the UK than taking the train?

We are planning to travel to Scotland from Manchester and after looking at the prices for both flights and trains. It's cheaper to fly there than taking a train. I've also noticed the same thing when ...
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Which Caltrain stations only have parking for Caltrain train customers only?

Which Caltrain stations only have parking for Caltrain train customers only? http://www.caltrain.com/riderinfo/Parking.html indicates which Caltrain stations have parking (e.g. http://www.caltrain....
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How does Caltrain check whether cars parked at Caltrain stations belong to Caltrain customers?

I read on http://www.caltrain.com/riderinfo/Parking.html (mirror): Parking is available for Caltrain customers at most Caltrain stations. How does Caltrain check whether cars parked at Caltrain ...
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Which stations in Berlin have ICE connections to Leipzig

I am planning to move to Berlin but will travel twice per week to Leipzig. For this reason I want to choose an area that has good transport connections to Leipzig. However, I can't seem to find any ...
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Train from EU to Kaliningrad

I'm an EU citizen, and I'd like to travel to Kaliningrad. I like trains, and there's a direct from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad, with stops in Vilnius and Kaunas. However, neither the Russian ...
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Traveling by train from Savannah GA to Charleston SC

I am looking to travel from Savannah, Georgia to Charleston, South Carolina in February. I have done searching and found the following options: Rent a car; probably ~$100 for economy level car, plus ...
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London To Birmingham Off Peak Permitted Routes

I have a question about tickets and permitted routes. I need to travel from London to Birmingham on 8th of February for work. After, I want to visit my friends in Leamington Spa and get back to London ...
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Travel across Iran by train

I decided to travel to Iran and use the train for going to different cities there. For booking tickets, would you recommend local websites or international ones?
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Why can't train tracks be reused by 3rd party companies for passenger travel? [closed]

I just found the amtrak tracker and see that there is a lot of space between the trains. I was wondering why there aren't any non Amtrak controlled carts and trains that run on the same tracks to fill ...
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Does anyone enforce the 23kg weight limit and 1 baggage per passenger in the East Rail MTR Line in Hong Kong?

I saw in the East Rail MTR Line in Hong Kong: Does anyone enforce this 23kg weight limit and 1 baggage per passenger in the East Rail MTR Line in Hong Kong? E.g., would 2 baggages and/or a ~30kg ...
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What is the purpose of Boarding Points on Indian railways tickets?

In most of the world, if you want to travel from A to B, you buy a ticket from A to B and that's it. However, in India, it's possible to buy a ticket from X to B, designate a Boarding Point in A ...
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Can I board my train from booking point which is one station before my boarding point?

I booked my ticket from A - C and kept my boarding point B just one station after A between A - C. If I'm boarding from A, will I be considered as no ticket between A-B. The TTE said that I have to ...
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Flexibility in timing on pre-booked nsb.no train tickets?

If travelling around Norway via train using pre-booked tickets from nsb.no, are the tickets explicitly ONLY valid for the stated train departure, or would they be valid on an equivalent route? eg. If ...
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How can I add value to my Octopus card directly from my debit/credit card in Hong Kong?

How can I add value to my Octopus card directly from my debit/credit card in Hong Kong? The couple of "Add Value Machine" I have seen in the MTR and HKG airport only accepts cash:
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Conflicting information: does the Hikari 535 Shinkansen exist?

I wish to travel by Shinkansen from Tokyo to Kyoto in the evening of 24 February, as late as possible, keeping in mind that I will have a Japan Rail Pass and thus cannot use Nozomi trains. The ...
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Tokyo -> Kyoto via Nagano and Kanazawa as stopovers on single JR ticket - is it possible?

This spring I'm going to Japan, and our current itinerary looks like this for a few of the days: Day 1: Tokyo Station -> Nagano (Shinkansen), overnight in Nagano Day 2: Nagano -> Kanazawa (Shinkansen)...
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Fareham to london

I need to visit someone in Reading I have an open return from Fareham to London. Can I disembark at Reading for a few hours then get back on a train using the same ticket?
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What is комфорт and why is it cheaper than not комфорт?

Looking at trains in Russia, I've found that for the same class, комфорт is cheaper than a ticket not marked as комфорт: In the image above, for the train № 042В «Москва – Воркута», the prices are: ...
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Price Difference of Train from Aachen to Munich

I want to travel from Aachen to Munich on 24th Jan, 2018. I have checked price on GoEuro.com. Prices of train started from 36$ to 150$. and I also checked on DB train website it is approx starting ...
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Plane to train transfer times at Copenhagen Airport

I'm flying into Copenhagen from London. I'm arriving at 14:15. I'm looking to book the train from Copenhagen Airport to Linkoping. It leaves at 15:20. Let's assume the plan arrives on time. Have I ...
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How to tell distance travelled by rail?

I'm planning a long railway journey, and I wonder what the distance (to be) travelled is for a a particular route. Is there any website where I can find this out, for example, based on stations ...
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Subway train route in Newyork city(Penn Station - Battery Park)

I want to go to battery park, NewYork from Penn station, Newyork. I searched Google map for direction. I have some doubts about that route. What is the meaning of 1,2 (I circle those in red) 2.It ...
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Is it possible to get same Side Lower(Same Seats for sharing) for single PNR of two passengers in IRCTC - RAC ticket?

I have booked a ticket for two passengers and the current status of the PNR are RAC161 and RAC 162. Our travelling date is 12-28-2018 from NCJ to MSB. I'm sure that we will not get confirmed tickets ...
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Can I get a 5-day visa when entering Shenzhen through the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link from Hong Kong?

Can I get a 5-day visa ("Shenzhen Special Economic Zone Tourism Visa") when entering Shenzhen through the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link from Hong Kong (West Kowloon, connection opened ...
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Rail Baltica, Warsaw-Kaunas segment

I can't understand the status of Rail Baltica on the "Warsaw-Kaunas" segment. In the past, it was several times announced "we are testing, open soon". What is the status right now? Are they going to ...
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Munich to Rome by train (avoiding tunnels)

I want to travel from Munich to Rome by train. There are several routes to take, for example Munich -> Bologna-> Rome or Munich -> Bolzano -> Rome or through Switzerland, etc.. I would love to know ...
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What is it like using Taiwan's local trains around New Years?

I'm taking a short vacation in northern Taiwan around January 1 and I want to travel about 90 minutes away from Taipei the weekend before New Years. I've had some difficulty reserving the train ...
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For UK National Rail trains, where are the rules & regulations about timetabling?

Can a train leave earlier than the departure time, for instance? If so, how much earlier? I've looked at the Conditions Of Travel which sets out minimum rights, but I couldn't find anything apart ...
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Heathrow Express Oyster/contactless

While looking at the London rail and tube services map recently I noticed that the depiction of the Heathrow Express has changed on the latest version of that map has changed. The map still says that ...