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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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Periodic bleep in train station

I've been travelling recently and at multiple stations there have been speakers emitting a bleep every second. (For example Stansted Airports station). Is there a reason for this?
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Environmental impact of ferries

When I travel, I try to limit my environmental impact. I don't want to refrain from travelling completely, but when I do travel, I tend to favour ground-level transportation over air-transportation, ...
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Where are open air railway carriages used in scheduled services?

In summer, die kleine rote uses open scenic carriages on the Bernina railway, in regular scheduled train services. Offene Aussichtswagen / Carrozze panoramici aperti / Vagun panoramic. Source: ...
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Why do almost all international trains to Russia show as sold out?

Do summer trains to Russia from Poland, Germany, or France really sell out as soon as their booking opens (apparently 45 days before departure, but other sources say 60 days? I have a hard time ...
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How late can I enter a Nightjet Liegewagen or Schlafwagen?

I've noticed that when I try to book a Nightjet ticket from Frankfurt Süd to Berlin (departure 00:54), I can book a seat but not a place in Liegewagen or Schlafwagen. When I try to book the same ...
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How do I collect a SNCF ticket at the station if I do not have the card it was booked with?

I'm travelling on business by rail from the UK to Stuttgart via Paris next month and the trip has been booked for me by my employer via a travel agent. For the Paris-Stuttgart leg of the trip, I've ...
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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 Travel around Europe with german vissa

I have an Australian travel document for refugees. Do I need a visa to travel to Germany? From there, will I be able to travel to Sweden by train ?
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I had 2 RAC tickets but seat got only one

I had 2 RAC confirmed tickets, but seats were not mentioned. On the day of travel, I got a single berth for both the tickets. On the charts both names mentioned that a single seat was assigned. I paid ...
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Does the Nizzamuddin Eraklum Express (train 12284) offer free food for sleeper section travellers?

I want to travel from Delhi to Manglore with the Nizzamuddin Eruklam Express (12284). Is food offered for free to sleeper section travellers, or do we have to pay for that? When it reaches Manglore, ...
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How does reservation optional trains in the Europe work?

I have a 2nd class Eurail pass. I am looking for a train from Interlaken to Paris. And in the Eurail site, part of the journey is Reservation optional and another part is Reservation mandatory. I know ...
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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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Sleeper class wait listed tickets on Indian railways [closed]

I wanted to know whether following is correct:- In sleeper classes if anybody has waitlisted ticket then he can't board that class , Can TTE's allow the waitlisted passenger to sleep on floor ...
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When does the train from Encarnación to Posadas run?

There is an international train that between Encarnacion, Paraguay to Posadas, Argentina. Found a mention of it in a guidebook and it has it's own page at Wikipedia. Which days and times does it run? ...
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Confusion about off peak timings of London trains

I have off peak return ticket from London to Didcot Parkway. Screenshot is attached. I am not sure what timings are allowed on this ticket. I checked this question, according to which travel ...
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How can you travel on a trans-Siberian train when it is fully booked?

In China, if the train you want to take is full such that no tickets are available, you can buy a short ticket and supplement it on board by paying the fare of the remaining section plus a small fee. ...
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Kids below 12 years of age with general ticket in sleeper coach in Indian Rail

Can we take a 8-year old child in a rail sleeper coach with a general ticket? If so what extra charges do we need to pay if we do not require extra berth?
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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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Bucket list - Trans Australian railway - food and stopover issues

One of my bucket list items is to travel on a train in the trans-Australian line (if that is the right term). Are there specific tickets that allow me to stop in small towns on the way (to tour, ...
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When can I expect Italian regional train tickets to be available for purchase?

I need to travel from Lecco to Rome by train, in July. I am used to buying a single journey on a single ticket, since I believe that I will get more assistance if I bought the journey that way and the ...
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Combining Navigo Pass with an SNCF point to point ticket outside Île-de-France

We will be travelling on an SNCF Intercités service from Paris. We both have Paris Navigo passes, one weekly pass and one monthly pass, both of which will be valid on the day of travel. The service we ...
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One-way train from Paris to Barcelona [closed]

I'm traveling with my fiance this summer (early August) for 10 days, five in Paris and five in Barcelona. We already have flights and hotels set up, and wanted to take the train from Paris (early ...
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Collecting the “Multi-person ticket” in the Taiwan Railways Booking app

I installed the official app, booked two tickets for a train ride, paid, and chose to pickup locally. Now I have one ticket in my app, but the second ticket shows “tickets divided, waiting for pickup”....
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What is this short middle rail?

Around Paris, Transilien (suburban train) stations all seem to have a few short rail segments between two rails, immediately preceded or followed by an even shorter raised thing. Here's how it looks ...
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In Taiwan, how far in advance should I buy TRA tickets?

Can I buy TRA tickets (in person) - e.g. from Taipei to Taichung - say 30 minutes prior to departure? If so, will this be more expensive than buying beforehand?
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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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Seating reserved handicap

I have a Senior ticket. While traveling on amtrak, am I prohibited from sitting in an unoccupied seat reserved for passengers with disabilities?
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How can I obtain an official English-Slovak translation?

EU students receive zero-fare travel with the Slovakian State Railways, but the page on zero-fare travel states: Students are required to submit confirmation of enrolment for the current ...
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How to book an early morning taxi to Rome Airport?

We are planning a travel to Rome and then to Paris during the first week of June 2019. Our flight from Italy to Paris is around 6:15 am. We are staying near Vittorio Emanuele metro station. What are ...
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How do I find out how long a UK train should be, in advance online?

On the Great Northern line between London's Kings Cross, Stevenage and Cambridge, services can be operated by 4, 8 or 12 coach trains. On parts of the route, you can also get 3, 6 or 9 coach ones. ...
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U1256 LONDN TO BESCOT STADIUM [duplicate]

I have received a train ticket stipulating From U1256 LONDN to BESCOT STADIUM. Can you confirm this covers my underground travel from Heathrow through to London Euston and then my onward travel ...
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Trains dividing: which carriage goes where?

I frequently travel by train in the UK. Sometimes, a train will divide into two trains, usually for one smaller part to go to a local stop nearby, whilst the rest of the train carries on to the next ...
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Is 12 minutes connection in Bristol Temple Meads long enough?

I am planning to take a train from Bath to Manchester, but the ticket is cheaper if i connect in Bristol Temple Meads, for 12 minutes. I am a bit concerned that I, as someone who's never been there, ...
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How to use Kurzstrecke ticket to travel from Berlin to Potsdam?

I have question about using Kurzstrecke ticket to travel from Berlin to Potsdam. As I see it's the most economic ticket plan for stay in Berlin with one planned visit to Potsdam. So I'd have to buy A+...
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Countries with solely international trains

All trains in Liechtenstein are international (in fact, they all serve at least three countries). Are there any other countries with regular passenger train services where all trains are ...
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When using rail passes in Germany, can I use it in “urban trains” as well? (U-bahn, S-bahn)

Take this german rail pass for example: The German Rail Pass from Rail Europe gives you unlimited train travel from four to ten days This pass gives you unlimited travel on the national rail ...
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What will happen if 2 out of 3 seats are confirmed and 1 seat is in Waitlist which is booked via IRCTC online?

I have booked these tickets via the IRCTC website: Sl. No. Name Age Gender Status Coach Seat / Berth / WL No 1 Ravi 25 Female CNF S3 13 2 Rina 25 Female CNF ...
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Is it possible to get a permit to travel to Tibet (Lhasa) from Beijing by train, without a tour guide?

I am confused about how I go about getting a permit for two people (a British and a Swedish national) to visit Lhasa, intending to travel there by train. Is it possible to get a permit without having ...
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German Rail Pass

I'm holding a UK passport but a Hong Kong permanent resident holding a permanent HK identity card and valid driving licence. Can I use German rail pass?
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What's the 2-minute timer on mobile Deutsche Bahn tickets?

A few days ago I purchased a single ticket from Cologne (Köln) to Aachen via the DB Navigator app. The ticket was valid for 6 hours after the purchase, however a timer started from 00:00 and stopped ...
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Using smartphone train ticket in Italy

Is it legal to use electronic tickets from a third party app (e.g. "trainline") in a train operated by Trenitalia? I don't want to print the tickets.
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Traveling from Brussel to Spa-Francorchamps by train and/or bus

What is a cheap and easy way to travel by train and/or bus from central Brussel to circuit de Spa-Francorchamps? It has to include a stop for an overnight stay along the way, within 60 min from Spa-...
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For a Eurostar ticket booked through Deutsche Bahn, how do I request a special meal?

I have a Eurostar ticket booked through Deutsche Bahn. It is a first class ticket, so it should correspond to one of the classes that includes meals. To pre-order vegetarian meals, Eurostar advices ...
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Trans-Siberian trip in August

I want to travel through Russia for 30 days from St. Petersburg to Vladivostok. I'm currently learning Russian and should finish A2 in August when I want to start the trip. I read about booking the ...
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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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Can I buy tickets to Neerpelt in Amsterdam (Schiphol), and where would I find that information?

I'm traveling to Neerpelt through Amsterdam (I will arrive at the Airport during a morning this weekend). Can I buy train tickets to Belgium, specifically Neerpelt, there? Could I even pre-order them ...
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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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Going from Hongik Univ to Incheon intairport by train: possible with T-money card?

T-money is an all-around transportation card used for public buses, subways, taxis, and convenience stores that accept T-money as a form of transaction (most do). The function of a T-money card is ...
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How can I get around Paris both cheaply and efficiently?

I will be visiting Paris in a couple of days. I was wondering what is the cheapest way to visit all the major tourist attractions in Paris? Do they have 3-day passes for all the public ...
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Is the M4 extension to Sabiha airport (SAW) open yet?

The promised M4 extension to Sabiha aiport (SAW), in Istanbul, is it open yet? or do we still have to drive to Pendik to get on it? https://www.metro.istanbul/YolcuHizmetleri/AgHaritalari (is out of ...