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The short answer is that it doesn't matter. It won't make a noticeable difference to your travel time. Public transport is not like driving where rush hour traffic moves at a snail's pace. Buses can get stuck in traffic (even when there are lanes, French drivers often block them) but it's hardly ever slower than walking these days. There are a few places ...


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You should have no difficulty getting a cab from a railway station the size of Didcot. If there are none at the taxi rank, phoning any of the minicab companies in Didcot (there seem to be several) will quickly get you a cab. Pretty much any cab company in the UK will work 24hrs and 10–11pm isn't particularly late: any company will surely be operating ...


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In general, public transport outside London is quite a bit more fragmented than in London, with multiple different companies not always accepting each other's tickets. Oxford In Oxford, consider walking: everything you'd want to see as a tourist is within quite a small radius, and given how busy it can get, you might get around faster on foot than in a ...


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That symbol represents National Rail, an association representing rail service in the UK. It's based on the logo of the former British Rail. The symbol is displayed in Google Maps, on maps, signs, and other transit to indicate train service (GWR, CrossCountry, and Heathrow Express are the names of different train operating companies in the UK) The other ...


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Each ring is a collection of fare zones -- that is, a particular geographical area -- as shown on the zone map: Even though this is not very detailed, comparison with the S-Bahn and U-Bahn network should show that rings A and B covers pretty much everywhere you will have any reason to go, other than because you live out there.


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Short answer: Fuxing and Shuttle are two specific service classes on the Taiwan Railways. They refer to semi-express and local trains respectively. The numbers are TrainCode, which identify the train services. There are 2-6 trains per hours between Keelung and Taipei on weekdays, with more trains during the peak hours. The last train departs from Keelung at ...


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In general, the peak hour in the morning is about 8:30 to 9:30, though this can vary a bit depending on which line segment and which direction. I’d say the peak hour in the evening is around 17:30 to 19:30. Here there are probably even more local variations. Note however that July and August have less traffic than other periods, and they cover the school ...


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MBTA Silver Line route SL1 is currently free when you board at Logan Airport as noted; Massport (the port authority) subsidizes this fare to encourage transit usage. You do not need a CharlieCard or any other payment method to board at the airport; you'll simply be waved on when the bus arrives at the curb, essentially the same as if it were one of the inter-...


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I've done this myself, many times. That late at night, I'd definitely pre-book; I've arrived at Didcot Parkway after 10pm on a freezing cold Sunday only to find no taxis outside and half an hour to wait even after phoning several companies. Other days, there's been a line of cabs waiting but it seems quite random. The people I visit at Harwell usually book ...


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Are there any tickets that may be useful to you? Yes, many. Is there any one ticket that will be of use to you in all locations? No - with the possible exception of a http://www.britrail.com/ pass for travelling between Oxford/Edinburgh, and going on excursions out of those cities. With regards to Oxford, the local government provides this page - https://...


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The 'rings' and 'zones' are used for ticket pricing. If you live in Hamburg, and you don't regularly need to travel outside Hamburg, then the main zones and rings are those highlighted in blue on Hamburg transport maps. The rings are the letters, i.e., ring A & B. The bold black numbers are the zones. If you take out a season ticket, they become ...


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Further to the other answer, your hosts at Harwell may have a list of local cab companies they use and rely on. Taxi scams are rare in the UK; more common is them failing to turn up when booked, and making a habit of that tends to lose them big clients.


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Tram #2! (Or 12—they run on the same route for this portion.) The route itself is widely considered scenic (guidebooks often have a tour route built off the tram route). Just walk about 5 minutes from your hotel, the wait won't be more than a couple minutes, and exit at the Rijksmuseum stop. Signs and announcements on the tram will keep you oriented so you ...


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Other answers have already pointed out the options for local travel in Edinburgh and Oxford - in short, either walking or Smartzone for Oxford and Lothian Buses's offerings for Edinburgh. In addition to these, if you want to travel further afield — if you'd like to do some walking in the Cotswold hills around Oxford, for instance, or have a day trip to ...


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Pryors is the biggest taxi company in Didcot. They're not the cheapest...but they're the ones with the poshest fleet (everything Mercedes). Their office is about ten minutes walk from Didcot Parkway station / a few minutes drive away. It's possibly worth booking with them (or another taxi company) if you can because at that time of an evening (depending what ...


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There is a taxi rank at Didcot Parkway. There have been occasions when none have been around at that time of night, but there is a good chance you'll find one right away. If not, the town has several reputable firms whose cars will tend to use this rank if they are available, but if not, their dispatch office is sure to be open for you to call. Booking ahead ...


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If there is a publicly announced plan for expansion I'd expect to find it in Flixbus's press releases, but there's nothing there. There's also nothing there about the services recently started on the East Coast, so it might not be the most reliable source. If there are announcements on Facebook I couldn't find them amongst the noise. There's a reference on ...


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The page you linked to mentions AKOs at Schiphol Airport AKO is a chain of book stores, and this page on the official Airport website lists where they are, including maps: Plaza (AKO News and media), open 6am - 10pm Plaza (AKO kiosk), open 24/7 Plaza (AKO Books and travel), open 7am - 10pm


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You can both buy the bus ticket online on Flybussen's home page (NOK 189) or buy a ticket from the bus driver, but you will then have to pay a surcharge. In both cases you can pay by credit card. The bus takes about 50 minutes to reach the bus terminal in the city centre close to the main railway station. If you get through customs around midnight, you will ...


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Peak hours aren't really a thing in Paris (although expect more passengers between 7-9, 12-13, 17.30-18.30), moreso in July (quite a lot of tourists). General travel in Paris advice : My advice, for any long trip take the metro (don't go to the ticket machines if possible, got to the desks RATP agents tend to be really helpful as long as you're polite), ...


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The question, which has evolved somewhat given the comment, and could be now considered to be one of those requests-for-opinions questions, which the moderators don't like. I would have liked to add this as a comment but I don't have the points yet. If you like the answer you can put me over that threshold, hint hint hint. If your desire is to maximize ...


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There are plenty of options to get to Niagara Falls from the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). There is also one major change since the answers to the previous questions were posted: there is now one daily roundtrip GO train between Union Station and Niagara Falls. If you're arriving in Toronto around 3pm on a weekday, you have plenty of time to take the UP ...


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On that map, there are two distinct fare zones, with a buffer zone in the middle (denoted by the green line for Freeway 1 and National Highway 62). If you are travelling within the orange zone at either end of the map, your fare will be NT$15. Within these sections EasyCard is best used, though pay attention to the sign that states whether you need to tap in ...


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No. According to the official website of Yehliu Geopark, the travel time is more like two hours (translation mine): 野柳←→淡水 淡水或基隆客運:班距約30分,車程約2小時。 Yehliu <-> Tamsui Tamshui Bus Company, Ltd. or Keelung Bus Company, Ltd.: Service runs roughly every 30 mins, [and the] travel time [is] roughly 2 hours. (Interestingly the travel time is omitted in the ...


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The details for that route show that the actual bus trip takes 3h51m and has 91 stops along the way. If each stop is only 1 - 1.5 minutes (just a guess) then that's 2 hours of doing nothing at bus stops, and an average speed of about 25km/hr during travel. Seems a little slow, but certainly not out of the realm of possibility ...


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FlixBus announced their Texas and New York expansions in this Press Release last December. Texas started very soon after it was announced, much sooner than New York which started almost half a year later. They can move quite fast to start routes when the right opportunity presents itself. So far they haven't announced it publicly, nor do they have any jobs ...


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You should be fine just walking, most of the interesting places are within walking distance. In case you need it, you can always buy a 10 ticket subway card. edit: I live in Madrid.


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Another Didcot resident here. Pryors is a decent choice, but just for completeness there is also "Go Green Taxis" which are common sight in Didcot and online at http://www.gogreentaxisltd.co.uk/didcot-taxi-service/


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This is bad itinerary. Unless there is a specific arrangement with your ticket (ask the airline), you have to arrange your own connection. Typically you need to Collect your bags Clear Japanese Immigration and Customs, make sure you have proper entry documentation (Visa) Find ground transport to Narita. A list of option is here https://pretraveller.com/...


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There is finally, finally a seaplane from Vancouver Coal Harbour to Seattle Lake Union (it started Apr 26, 2018). It is not cheap but it exists. The company is called Kenmore Air (despite the name they are not actually flying dishwashers). A major problem is the very stingy and stringent baggage allowance Floatplane passengers are limited to 25 lbs. (11kg)...


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