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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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How are Swiss Customs for a very quick train change in Tirano, IT to Bernina Express?

Traveling via Trenord to Tirano and a quick (like, 8 minutes!) run across the Piazza Marinoni to the Dogana di Tirana and Ferrovia Tetica (SBB station) and onto our reserved coach on the Bernina ...
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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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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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Which EU/UK train companies provide plug sockets, which are free, and on which services? [closed]

I have noticed that some trains have plug sockets installed, presumably for commuters to use to charge their devices etc. However, some trains seem to have these all over the place, while others have ...
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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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What can a railroad company do to you if they find you riding in an open box car?

Suppose you hitch a ride in an empty unlocked box car that is a part of a freight train, for example in the continental US. Do railroad companies actually care about that? Do they have people ...
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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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Old Lady traveling alone- Gatwick to Cambridge

I arrive at Gatwick Airport at 10:30 am on a Tuesday. My final destination is Cambridge. Is there a simple train connection to get there? I prefer the train as the bus takes about 4 hours! Please be ...
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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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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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What is the formula to calculate fine in Indian Railways

I heard that the procedure to calculate fine if caught without ticket is (10 * {ticket amount}) + 25 I am not sure about this. Whether it is correct or otherwise what is the formula to calculate ...
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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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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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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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Buying UK train ticket with foreign debit card

I want to purchase a UK train ticket, but I have no credit card. All I have is a debit card from The Netherlands, since that's where I live. I've been scouring the Internet for 2 days but every site ...
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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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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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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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When are stopovers permitted on Japan Railways (JR) trains?

Regarding this question: in general, what are the rules governing stopovers for JR trains if one does not use a rail pass? A stopover means you have a ticket from stations A to B (say, Tokyo to ...
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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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Is there a comprehensive map of the Shinjuku station in Tokyo?

According to wikipedia's article on Shinjuku station, including an underground arcade, there are well over 200 exits. http://www.jreast.co.jp/e/stations/img/map_e/e866.pdf mentions a few exits but ...
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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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I'm in Volgograd, Russia. Aside from trains, is there another way to get to Astrakhan?

I'm basically sitting beside the Volga river at present looking at the ferry terminal, and wondering if ferries or buses run instead of a train to Astrakhan - having just spent 34 hours on a train, I'...
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Is the Yekaterinburg Train Station close to the city center or not?

I am looking for a hostel near the train station. But it seems that most of them are very far away (say, 5km) from the train station. I have many luggage, so it is preferable to be walking distance.
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Lost/missing half a UK rail ticket (advanced purchase), can I get it reprinted?

A few weeks ago, I needed to book tickets for several different journeys, over a few weeks. It seemed to make life easier to book them all in one go on a single (no fee!) website, so I did. ...
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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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Can I travel to North Korea overland (via train)?

I understand there's only one company that actually does the North Korea tours (although a lot of other tour agencies will allow you to book through them). I am wondering if they have an option to ...
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Train from Gold Coast to Sydney

I'm searching to alternative to travel from Gold Coast to Sydney, other than flying. Is there any train service from Gold Coast to Sydney? How long and which station to go? Is the train ticket able ...
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Are there any railroads in Antarctica?

I am wondering if there are any railroads in Antarctica. Maybe on research stations, even those shorter than 1km?
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Are all trains/buses within the EU non-smoking? What about smoking on platforms?

No, I'm not a smoker, but some friends coming on a trip with me are, and they want to know what their options are (I suppose some of the 12+ hour journeys we have planned frighten them). Personally, ...
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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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How to buy train tickets in Indonesia?

So I'd like to know 2 things: I want know all the possible options to buy train tickets in Indonesia (assuming you can buy them from different places). Is there any advantages when using one option ...
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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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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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“Lost and Found” by trenitalia?

I sadly lost my camera bag with my full camera stuff in the train which went to milano. But it was nearly impossible to get my stuff back or get some informations what should I do in Milano, because ...
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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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Amsterdam To Rotterdam by train

I will be going from Amsterdam to Rotterdam this summer, by train, as it seemed the most feasible. Precisely, 20 July. I am not living in the Netherlands, so buying the ticket from the office right ...
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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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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 two people use one Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard in New York for one ride?

I'm planning a three day trip to New York with my friend and I have done a small research on the their metro system and found out that it is better to go for either Pay-Per-Ride MetroCard or for ...
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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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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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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 ...