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Train from Switzerland to Italy with an Interrail pass valid in Italy: at which station does the pass "start"? What about mandatory reservations?

Starting in Switzerland, I would like to take the EuroCity train to Milan through the Simplon tunnel. For this trip, I have an Interrail pass valid in Italy only. I have to buy a regular ticket for ...
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What is the validity of the electoral train voucher in Italy?

Communal elections are coming this month in Italy, and as an Italian citizen residing abroad, I have received a voucher for a reduced-fare return train ticket (a few years ago it used to be a free ...
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Why is the Fitchburg Line Commuter Rail so slow between Porter and North Station?

North Station in Boston, Massachusetts and Porter in Cambridge, Massachusetts are two adjacent stations on the Fitchburg Line, a commuter rail line extending northwest from Boston. The two stations ...
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Amtrak unaccompanied minor policy

Amtrak's unaccompanied minor policy is quite clear, but I have a few questions about information that doesn't appear to be listed on their website (I am talking about their policy for 15 year olds): ...
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Can I get on my Nightjet train at a different station than the one on my ticket?

I have noticed that the Nightjet train I booked from Wien to Paris goes through Salzburg. I was wondering if my ticket allowed me to get on the train at Salzburg instead of Wien, or if I should refund ...
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Is it required to use the most direct route to the border when using an Interrail pass in the country of residence?

Using the Interrail pass, is there a requirement to go straight from the departing station to the desired border crossing point when travelling in the country of residence? Or is it possible to take ...
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Are there any other rural tramways in the world, like the Coastal Tramway in Flanders?

I just learned about the Coastal Tramway in Flanders. I love the idea of taking a tram through little villages in the countryside. Are there any other rural trams like this operating elsewhere in the ...
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How do Deutsche Bahn Passenger Rights claims work for flexible tickets?

According to the Passenger Rights Regulations of Deutsche Bahn, one is entitled to a compensation of 25% of the fare for delays of at least 60 minutes, and 50% of the fare for delays of at least 120 ...
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Heathrow Terminal 3 to Shenfield on Elizabeth Line

I want to go to Forest Gate from Heathrow Terminal 3 on the Elizabeth line, but can't get any such route on Google or Citymapper. But Elizabeth Line shows a route from Terminal 3/4/5 to Shenfield (via ...
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SWE Train with 49 euro ticket

Can we use the 49 euro Deutschland ticket for SWE RB25 that goes from Offenburg, Germany to Strasbourg, France? The stops in between are Kork, Kehl, Krimmeria Meinau (all of them are in Germany). ...
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How to find WheelChair accessible Tube Stations in UK?

I am a bit confused about the tube map with accessibility signs.The blue symbol shows step-free access from "street to train" and the white symbol shows step-free access from "street to ...
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Some problems in planning a trip to Tunisia

I was planning a trip to Tunisia in September, but I've encountered some issues. My plan is to arrive in Tunis, stay there for a few days, then take a bus or a train to Tozeur, spend a few days there, ...
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Is there a tool that shows a map with destinations and travel time from a train station?

Essentially a map like this walking and public transport distance x travel time calculator but for UK and international rail journeys. There is the direkt tool by DB which is great but it only has ...
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How to sell an ÖBB Nightjet ticket?

We bought two tickets for each of two separate Austrian Railways (ÖBB) Nightjet trains from Amsterdam to Innsbruck. The plan was to decide later which ones we would use. The problem is that we ...
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Is it correct that, you can NOT use foreign credit cards, whatsoever, in Japan in train ticket machines? (As of 2023.)

In Japan at train stations, you can very easily buy a ticket, shinkansen or other service, at the ticket machines just by the gate. There are (A) "credit card only" machines and (B) machines ...
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Seeing ticket allocation before paying on Nightjet

I am booking for a family of 5 to travel on a NightJet service Amsterdam-Munich. There are limited options available (no couchettes and no option to book whole compartment). I am happy to book the 3-...
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German Bahn "Sparpreis": can I use a local train (S-Bahn) instead of ICE?

I'm going by train to Frankfurt airport. Everything is regional trains except for the last leg from Frankfurt Main Station to the airport. This last leg can be done on a local train (S-Bahn, RE) or on ...
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How can I find all stations served by direct trains from a given UK mainline station?

I'd like to be able to see, for any station in the UK, a list of stations I can reach in a single train journey. This would be an early step in planning a trip, before looking at specific services or ...
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Upgrade ticket booked via trainline.com and then refund it

I booked a non-refundable train ticket from London to Paris (return journey) via Trainline just today. Unfortunately later that same day I put my passport through the washing machine, completely ...
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From Munich to Vienna with one connection in Salzburg train station [closed]

I will be traveling by train from Munich to Vienna with a connection in Salzburg. Is it easy to make this connection?
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Trains from Geneva to Zurich and back — any better option than buying tickets through Omio?

My wife and I will fly to Geneva soon. We need to go across to Zurich and return to Geneva a couple of days later. I have found the Omio site. I could just buy a ticket from them but, before doing ...
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Late boarding on the westbound Dacia Express

I (may) have a westbound ticket in a sleeper on the Dacia Express from Bucharest (station Bucureşti Nord), departure 14:50 to Wien, but would like to board later, perhaps in Sinaia (16:14) or Azuga (...
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Compensation for train journey rerouting due to track-work (Sweden–Germany)?

I have an overnight train journey Stockholm–Hamburg, in about 10 days from now, booked through SJ (Swedish railways). I was just notified that due to track works, the train will terminate not at ...
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Amsterdam travel tickets

I plan to go to Amsterdam in April, how can I purchase the Amsterdam travel Ticket for two days and have it started at Amsterdam airport?
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For the Nozomi from Shinagawa to Osaka, say on a Saturday afternoon, would tickets/seats typically be available - or would you need to book?

I've never been on a bullet train, https://japantravel.navitime.com/en/area/jp/timetable/00006668/00000110?direction=down&type=Nozomi On say a Saturday afternoon: if I understand that page there ...
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Past train punctuality data for Deutsche Bahn

Is there a way how one can check the punctuality of Deutsche Bahn trains for dates in the past? I am looking for information about specific trains.
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Can non-Muslims ride the Haramain high-speed train in Saudi Arabia?

The Haramain rail line is a recently-built high-speed railway that links Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia, with stops along the way in other cities. Because Mecca and Medina are places where only ...
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Are there at present any passenger rail services between Poland and Belarus?

Are there at present any passenger rail services between Poland and Belarus? I'm mostly interested in the (Warsaw -) Terespol - Brest (- Minsk) services, but information about other railway border ...
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Can I claim for my whole group's tickets on Delay Repay with Great Western Railway?

My Great Western Railways train (GWR) was delayed by 45 minutes, and an announcement was made that 'Delay Repay' claims would be permitted. I understand that I can submit my tickets through the GWR ...
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Buying train tickets Liverpool London on Sunday more than a few weeks ahead

I have a travel to Liverpool coming up in April and I have bought my outbound train ticket, but seem unable to buy the return ticket. The return journey is planned to be on a Sunday, and I prefer a ...
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Travelling on Nightjet as a mixed-gender couple

My partner and I (M+F) are planning to take a Nightjet from Vienna to Rome and we are really confused about the booking options. We are planning to book a sleeper cabin. We are not very fussed about ...
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Are regular fare ZSSK train tickets valid on any train?

I'm looking to travel by train from Bratislava to Liptovský Mikuláš - I have a flight into Bratislava earlier that day so would prefer to keep my onward options flexible to account for delays while ...
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Which flights to HK are likely for me to catch a train from HK to Guangzhou?

I would like to go to Guangzhou and then high speed train elsewhere from Guangdong South station. The last leg by train is much less expensive and less transition than a domestic fly. After some ...
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Metro plastic card Valencia

On a trip in 2015 I bought a plastic card for the metro in Valencia, Spain. It seems to be a Móbilis Card as shown here: Are these still in use and will my card still be working on my trip next week?
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Are there any shower facilities at Amsterdam Centraal station?

I will travel to Amsterdam for a conference, and plan to arrive by sleeper train. Are there any showers available at Amsterdam Centraal station? I would like to freshen up after the night train ride, ...
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How to find past timetables of the French SNCF trains?

The website https://www.sncf-connect.com/ of the French railways SNCF can be used to find future trains. Is there also a way to find past timetables? This can for instance be useful when you are on a ...
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How can remove unnecessary connections using bahn.de?

I want to take a train from Paris to Berlin at night. I'm trying to book via bahn.de, but I've also looked at thetrainline.com. For next Wednesday, bahn.de offers me an option with connections in ...
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Is it feasible to travel to Stuttgart via Zurich?

I'm preparing to travel to Stuttgart, Germany. The following map shows cost from my nearest airport to various locations near Stuttgart. The most economical option seems to be to go to Zurich and get ...
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Is there much snow around the Adirondack railroad in the end of February?

I'm planning to take a railroad trip from New York City to Albany via Amtrak (Adirondack route) end of February, for scenery purposes, but I am a bit worried I will only see lots of snow, so is it ...
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What are the 40,000 destinations that the Eurail Global Pass is giving access to? Train stations? Cities? Something else?

I read on https://www.eurail.com/en/eurail-passes: Eurail Global Pass: Travel to over 40,000 destinations in 33 countries with our classic Pass, delivered straight to your device. What are the 40,...
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What are the differences between the Eurail Pass and the Interrail Pass, aside from who is eligible to buy them?

https://www.eurail.com/en/help/interested-in-eurailing/do-i-need-a-eurail-or-an-interrail-pass mentions Eurail Pass and Interrail Pass have the same price:  European citizens can use an Interrail ...
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Is there a way to find hotels along a subway/metro line?

Is there a way (app or website) to find hotels along a subway or metro line if I don't really care about which station? For example, if I need to get to Heathrow airport in London, I would like to ...
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Why can I not book a train ticket from Kandy to Jaffna? Or Jaffna to Colombo?

Using the oficicial Sri Lanka Railways website, I have sucessfully booked a journey from Colombo to Matara, but so many stretches do not seem to be possible. Whenever I try, I get this result, no ...
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How much did it cost to travel from Sydney to Parkes, by train, in 1998? (And indeed how much does it cost in practice today?)

I also wonder, what year was it first possible to travel from Sydney Central to Parkes by rail??
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Is it possible at present to get by rail from the EU into Russia?

I wonder if there's still a way of getting into mainland Russia (not the Kaliningrad exclave) from the EU by rail. Travelling via Ukraine is out of question due to multiple reasons. Travelling via ...
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When booking a train when the clock is set back by one hour due to the daylight saving time, how can I know when the train is scheduled to depart? [duplicate]

E.g., in the US, PT time zone, on Sunday, November 6, 2022, 2:00:00 am PT, the clock was reset to Sunday, November 6, 2022, 1:00:00 am PT. If I book a train ticket scheduled to depart on November 6, ...
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Joining Nightjet sleeper part way through night

My wife and I are getting my first night train across Europe this new year. My outbound journey is the entire length of the route (Paris to Vienna) but for my return journey we are joining the train ...
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Deutsche Bahn: What happens if a flexible regional leg preceding a fixed long distance leg gets delayed or cancelled when on a Super Sparpreis ticket?

I am planning to book a Super Sparpreis ticket from A to C via B, where the A-B leg is on regional (RE/S-Bahn) train and the B-C leg is on a long distance (IC/ICE) train. Though the Super Sparpreis ...
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Deutsche Bahn: Do I need to buy and later claim a refund for using a different train due to a cancellation or delay in the original train?

Suppose I have booked a train with Deutsche Bahn from A to C via B. Either the train covering the A-B leg gets delayed, or the train covering the B-C leg gets cancelled, leaving me looking for ...
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Questions about using the interrail pass from Rotterdam to Budapest

So, I bit the bullet and bought an interrail pass. Planning to go from Rotterdam (Dec. 26th) to Budapest. Here are the details of the route: 07.35-08.12 Rotterdam Centraal - Utrecht Centraal (IC 625) ...
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