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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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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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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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Train ticket from Seoul to Busan

I am traveling from Seoul to Busan in mid November. Will it be cheaper to book online in advance when purchasing train tickets to Busan or no price difference from purchasing at the train station on ...
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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 ...
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In the Vienna-Bucharest train, info about border crossings, paying for snacks and sleeping car amenities

I will soon ride towards Bucharest from Austria using the Dacia Express train, on Vienna to Bucharest route. The usual expert sources (seat61) deliver valuable info; anyway, I still have doubts on ...
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What are the options for travelling from Belfast airport to Sligo?

I'm looking to land at Belfast International Airport at around 2055 and would like to travel to Sligo the same day. What are the best options for getting there? I'm having difficulty finding a ...
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Is the Takayama line between Toyama and Takayama still closed?

We're aiming to travel from Tokyo to Takayama on the 4th of October. Hyperdia gives one of the suggested routes as (see image): Tokyo - Tayama (SHINKANSEN KAGAYAKI 509) Toyama - Takayama (LTD. EXP. ...
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Passport Check in Swiss Trains?

I will be travelling in Switzerland, and I am planning to leave my passport in the hotel. How often are random passport/visa checks in Swiss trains? Thank you in advance.
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Availability of public transportation in Germany and Austria on December 31

We are travelling through Europe during December and currently we need to travel from the Munich region to Vienna on the 31st of December. Assuming we can get to Munich, would public transport be ...
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Lille Metro schedule… is it 24/7?

The M1 and M2 lines in Lille, France have a confusing schedule. It's 7 days per week, but it looks like it's "running" basically 24h hours per day (minus some ten-minute delay). I never took the metro ...
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border formalities when entering China from Hong Kong by train

I am preparing for a trip from Hong Kong into Southern China. I am a European Union passport holder and will travel with a Chinese "L" (i.e. tourist) visa. If I take a "Z" express train from Hong ...
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Confusion with prices to travel from London VIC to Brighton BTN

I will visit London with a friend from October 7th to October 13th. We will go to Brighton one day and I wanted to find out how much that will cost. I went to http://ojp.nationalrail.co.uk and it ...
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Single train tickets that cannot be bought alone

I was looking to go from London (Euston) to Llanfairfechan 13/10 and back the next day from Llandudno Junction to London. For London to Llanfairfechan at nationalrail.co.uk I got Return from £92.90 ...
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Which train tickets do I need for a daily commute between Frankfurt and Heidelberg?

This year I'll move to Frankfurt for a semester and I have to go to Heidelberg every day because I'll study there. I couldn't figure out which ticket I should buy. Can you please inform me about it?
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Price of train tickets in Geneva

Is there a price difference when buying a train ticket in Geneva Airport automatic machine or pre ordering online?
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Any benefit in buying “ordinær” train ticket for Norwegian lokaltog in advance?

For NSB lokaltog such as Trondheim Lufthavn–Lademoen, is there any benefit to buy tickets in advance? At nsb.no there is only Ordinær togbillett (no Minipris), and there don't seem to be seat ...
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Season ticket from Ashchurch for Tewkesbury to Five Ways (Birmingham) - What are the permitted routes?

I will be commuting between these two stations beginning 11th September, and was wondering what exactly the term "all permitted routes" means. My typical route will be that I take the 08.05 from ...
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How to collect international train tickets from Romania to Hungary (MÁV)

During my trip through Romania and Hungary I'm gonna need to get from Timișoara (Romania) to Budapest. There are buses of course, but, conveniently, there's also a train connecting two cities, which ...
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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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Using my train pass in Korea

I'm going to South Korea for 2 weeks between September 10 and 24. I bought a flexible pass on the Korail website. But I discovered too late that I can only make reservations up to one month before any ...
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Bikes on TGV/THALYS

The official policy for bikes on the french high-speed trains is the following: compactify your bike so that it fits in a bag with size smaller than 90 x 120 cm (nothing is said about the thickness, ...
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What kinds of compensation can I get from Deutsche Bahn for canceled and late trains?

I recently traveled from the Basel area to Stuttgart for a weekend. I had round-trip tickets including (paid) bicycle reservations. At our first station change, we found that our EC train was ...
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TGV ticket price appreciation as departure date approaches

I want to know the mechanics of how the SNCF increases their TGV fares as the departure date for a certain TGV trip approaches (or the train is getting fully booked). That question may be too broad ...
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Exchanging TGV tickets in a station other than the departure station

The terms and conditions displayed on the TGV website leave it unclear in what circumstances TGV tickets - in particular TGV leisure tickets - can be exchanged for another ticket if the exchange is to ...
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Senior aged travelers

My wife and I are 75 years old and modestly fit. We fly into Oslo and plan to board the rail to the city center station. We understand the scenic train to Burgin leaves from this station. My concern ...
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Who compensates my UK train ticket when the train in the ticket didn't exist?

Last Saturday there were major construction works on the rail network in London. Euston station was closed. I had to travel from Glasgow to the south of London. I had originally booked a return ...
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I have a ticket for a conventional railway line. Can I take the Shinkansen instead (or vice versa)?

I have a ticket that specifies a conventional line/local line (zairaisen 在来線) as part of my route. Can I use the Shinkansen for that segment, if I buy an express ticket separately? (Note: the basic ...
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Why does the Shanghai Maglev train cabin have a power bar and a portable fan? [closed]

The Wikipedia page for the Shanghai Maglev train depicts the train cabin: The power bar and portable fan (on the left) look slapdash, and makes me doubt this train's safety.
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Travelling with one e-ticket for two people through Dutch train stations

I purchased an e-ticket for two people from DB Bahn via a travel agency. We are travelling through two Dutch train stations. I know I have to scan it in at these stations. Since the ticket is for two ...
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Quer-durchs-Land-Ticket valid from/to Venlo

With a Day ticket for Germany (Quer-durch-Land-Ticket) one can travel with all local trains in Germany. Is this ticket also valid on the train to/from Venlo in The Netherlands or is a separate ...
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Where do you store your luggage in Dutch intercity trains?

I'll be travelling from Amsterdam airport to Rotterdam and I was wondering where do you actually store your luggage in these trains? The only experience I have with trains in Europe was with TGV's but ...
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Can I use an Oyster card to travel to Welwyn Garden City?

I’ll be taking the Great Northern train from London’s King’s Cross station to Welwyn Garden City. Can I use an Oyster card for this? Is there a weekly pass that I can use? I’ll be traveling this route ...
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Is there a realtime train position and timetabling tool for Deutsche Bahn trains?

In the UK, there are several third-party services which consume data produced by Network Rail regarding the operational rail timetable and live train movements. These services produce data which are ...
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Why are subway stations platforms +15 F/+8 C hotter than ambient temperature in summer [closed]

It was pleasant this morning in NYC 77F/25C: I did not break a sweat walking to the station. In contrast, the platforms of the #6 train at 42nd and 77th felt 15F/8C degrees hotter. I was not the only ...
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Closest Metro Station into DC if coming from Eastern Shore/Bay Bridge?

Trying to plan a trip to DC, but am not at all familiar with the metro (other than it is the best trandportation to use in D.C.). I'll be coming from the Eastern Shore (a.k.a. Fish and Farm Land, lol)...
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How much does the train between Hendaye and San Sebastian cost?

Does anybody know the price of the train between Hendaye and San Sebastian as of today? Just the price of a single ticket. Each website appears to give a different price and I find the pdf of the ...
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Residency checks for Interrail passes?

I have already bought an interrail promotional global pass and paid for it. However, afterall, I found that probably I should buy Eurail pass (I am living in Ireland as an exchange student from Hong ...