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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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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 ...
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Compensation for Delayed Train Due to London Underground Issue

My question is quite specific, and I hope it's on topic here because I'm really unsure where to ask it! If it isn't on topic, as well as marking it as such I would ask that you please help me out by ...
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Can I board a UK train I am booked on half way with a mobile, advanced ticket? [duplicate]

I have a ticket from Southampton to Manchester in the next month or so. Its a non-refundable Single Advance ticket but due to circumstances out of my control, I won't be in Southhampton on the date - ...
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Interrail discount and birthday

I plan to buy an interrail ticket for March, but during the month I will turn 28. The discount for the Interrail ticket is until you turn 28 years. Hence, when I start my trip, I'll be 27, and when I ...
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Can I use a “Gutschein” from Deutsche Bahn more than once?

I cancelled a trip with Deutsche Bahn and they gave me a "Gutschein" (German word for coupon or voucher) with the value of the trip. If I use this Gutschein to buy something of less value, can I use ...
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Suddenly it's announced that my train won't go to my destination, is my Sparpreis ticket valid?

During the journey it was suddenly announced that my train won't go to my destination an I should change to another one. I had my Sparpreis ticket (first class with reservation). Is my ticket still ...
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How to get from Washington Dulles Airport to Charlottesville?

Next week will be my first time on the US and I'll need some help getting around. I'll be arriving to Washington Dulles International Airport on the 11th of this month at around 3 pm and I need to get ...
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Is it possible to collect Nectar points via Trainline?

Since I am not eligible for any Railcard, the only available discount/bonus scheme is Nectar Card for me. GWR, SWR, LNER and Virgin Trains allow to collect Nectar points and I have already linked a ...
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Travel by train in the UK using my senior railcard

My senior railcard has expired. Can I renew this or just apply for a new card? The card expired several years ago!
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Are these Deutsche Bahn train seats side-by-side?

I booked two tickets on the direct Deutsche Bahn (ICE 93) train from Berlin to Vienna and the seat information is shown as - "Side-by-side seats Carriage 27, seats 13, 15". I would normally have ...
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Can I hand over a Bahn 100 card?

One of my friends is leaving from Germany, having a bahn 100 card. So he wants to hand over the card that will be expired at the middle of next year to me. So is it possible to change the owner of ...
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Do European train bookings include reserved seats on a specific train departure?

Just recently I booked train tickets for a trip between European cities online. I have traveled by train in Europe before but had never bought tickets online. After doing a search for trains between ...
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UK / GB senior railcard outside the UK?

I have just become eligible for a senior railcard. This question is more in hope than expectation: can I get any discounts outside the UK? I guess that the answer is no. The FAQ page tells me that ...
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Which part of a self-propelled passenger train (DMU) is safest in an accident?

My transit system (Tri-Met, metro Portland, Oregon) has the Portland & Western R. R. (more)3 run self propelled commuter coaches (diesel multiple units, DMU) on a freight line; sometimes solo, ...
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How to get live status of train in a website? [closed]

Which is the best option available for getting Indian train information live status? Which I can implement on my Website...
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Gare de Lyon to CDG on November 3-4, 2018

I will be arriving at the Paris Gare de Lyon Train station around 9.30 AM tomorrow (Saturday) and want to explore some major attractions in Paris and then will have to catch an international flight at ...
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Is my employer entitled to the compensation from a delayed train that they paid for? [closed]

I recently started a job in the UK that has frequent train journeys. My employer pays expenses when travelling to offices that aren't my home office. In the rail policy it states any compensation ...
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Are there differences between Japan Rail pass vendors?

The Japan Rail pass provides visitors with an easy way to travel by rail. This answer claims that the official website for information about it is japanrailpass.net (which does not appear to make ...
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India - Train PQWL likelihood [closed]

my friend and I have booked train tickets from Chennai to Chettinad (Rameswaram Express) on 01/11 but could only get on the PQWL, at positions WL2 and WL3. As this is quite an important leg in our ...
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Is RailTeam's HOTNAT guarantee generally honoured in practice?

The RailTeam alliance of European rail operators offers a HOTNAT ("hop on the next available train") guarantee, stated as follows: Hop on the next available train » (HOTNAT) allows travelers to ...
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Is there a UK train ticket that allows for a interrupted journey between Birmingham-Reading-Gatwick?

I want to travel between Birmingham and Gatwick Airport, but need to make a 4-day stopover in Reading. Is there a train ticket covering this journey, or do I have to buy two tickets? Birmingham to ...
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Is there a way to book tickets on Indian Railways without supplying your gender?

When purchasing a reserved ticket on any train operated by Indian Railways, one's required to enter the age and gender (male or female) of all passengers. However, for various reasons, I don't wish to ...
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UK trains: I bought a return ticket from London Euston to Coventry. Can I board at different station?

I recently bought a return ticket from London Euston to Coventry but realised it stops at Watford Junction in between. Can I just get on the same train at Watford Junction using the same ticket?
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Day pass for public transportation in Berlin, Munich and Cologne [closed]

What is the cost of a 1 or 2 day public transportation pass in cities of Cologne, Berlin and Munich, Germany?
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Cannot book train from Budapest to Bucharest

I am looking to book a ticket from Budapest to Bucharest on board the 473 Ister train operated by Hungarian railway (https://www.mavcsoport.hu/en) departing Dec 6th 2018. The website mentions that ...
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Roma Pass from Termini to Ciampino Airport

Can I use Roma Pass from Termini to Ciampino Airport or should I buy separate ticket?
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How can I go from Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport to Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding?

I'm planing to leave Singapore in Friday evening and land in to Chengdu Shuangliu International Airport Friday midnight. I would like to travel directly to the area of Chengdu Research Base of Giant ...
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Helping friend with luggage at London Euston

I have a friend catching a train at Euston. He's got more luggage than he can easily handle by himself. I want to help him get his luggage to the train. He's being met by another friend at his ...
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What are the metro prices in Seoul

I am interested in the fares for the metro/bus system in downtown Seoul. I have searched for a website or a proper table but I was not able to find anything. Do I need a travel card? Can someone ...