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There are no luxury train services in the United States. The two long-distance services, Amtrak and the Alaska Railroad, do offer premium services on their regular routes with greater comfort and privacy and a higher level of service than coach. You can even buy multiple bedrooms on Amtrak and have them merged ensuite for more space, or buy out a whole car, ...


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First of all, "Any Permitted" printed on a ticket does not mean that any conceivable route is permitted; instead it means that you can travel by any route which is a permitted route. What is a permitted route, you may ask? The National Rail Conditions of Travel states: 13.1. Your Ticket may show that it is valid only on certain train services, such as ...


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We went to the station this morning; at the ticket window they told us to buy tickets on the train. But on the platform the police officers and railway staff informed us that we can not board the train. Foreigners are not allowed to ride on ordinary trains. Telling them we need to get a connection in Luxor didn't help. My girlfriend speaks nearly perfect ...


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(this post assumes you are on a regular rail ticket that is not route or operator restricted, oyster/"contactless" has it's own rules, which may be more or less restrictive than a regular rail ticket) Can I use any route to get to my destination on national rail? No, you can't just take any route. Unfortunately the rules on what routes you can and ...


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You can use JR West Japan's website. Sample Search Take note that the main station in Fukuoka (where I live) is not called "Fukuoka Station" but Hakata Station. So in the above search I entered "Hakata" in case that is where you intend to go to. If you really wish to go to Fukuoka Station (a non-JR line), just change the search or you can also take the 100-...


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Interpreting Article 150 of the JR Kyushu Conditions of Carriage, no you don't have to board at the same station. You can board on any station that is ahead of the station where you made a stopover and that is on your specified route. Say I have a ticket from Nagoya to Kanazawa via Tokaido Main Line and Hokuriku Main Line. I can choose to get off at Sabae, ...


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This Grand Canyon train tour is the only luxury one with which I am familiar. The Train Texas and Colorado also have a couple that sound interesting. Texas State Railroad Colorado Scenic Rails There are others in Texas. They are more nostalgic than luxury.


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Yes, because "tarifliche Gleichstellung" (station grouping) applies. In such a case, you get a ticket that does not have the name of a specific station as start or endpoint, but the name of a station group. You can see that this applies to your case because the startpoint is listed as "Bremen" (the name of a station group) instead of "Bremen Hbf" (the name ...


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The 'City-Ticket' in Bremen covers public transport in fare zones 100 and 101. If you live within one of those zones, the ticket will cover the trip from your home to Bremen main station.


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While not exactly a train cruise, if you acquire your own personal rail car, you can get Amtrak to transport you. Amtrak provides the ability for rail/train car owners to have their privately-owned rail/train cars attached to our trains between specified locations to see North America in an extraordinary way. We also provide many services, including 480v ...


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The Man in Seat 61 provides a guide to train travel in the US. You can look up schedules and fares on Amtrak's website, as prices vary depending on your dates. Long-distance train travel in the US takes a very long time, and if you want a sleeper, the ticket is usually more expensive than an equivalent airline ticket. By all means do it for the sake of the ...


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Direct trains (in the sense "remain in the same train") in the London -> Amsterdam direction have been operating since April 2018. However, until now, in the reverse direction (Amsterdam -> London), users had to take a Thalys from Amsterdam to Brussels, undergo security screening and passport control there, and then board an Eurostar train to London. This ...


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Unfortunately, as you've noticed by now, the Bay Area is a mess of different transit agencies that don't really care for each other and don't have a whole lot of regard for the practicality of the rider experience. While there are efforts to improve that situation, it presents some problems for your trip. The good news is that the BART station at SFO now ...


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We were queueing to board the train from San Antonio to Normal in January 2015. Between the two of us, we had, I think, three large pieces and a few small pieces of luggage. An Amtrak employee commented that we could not take so much onto the train, but when she learned we were sleeping car passengers, she said something like "no problem then" (sleeping ...


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As a rule railway companies do not allow you to overshoot your station and return to it, although you often do not have to pay extra if you find out that your train did not stop where you expected it and you need to return to that station. They may charge you with an 'traveling without ticket'. (Added after reading the other answers:) It turns out that in ...


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The schedule is published on the train website here with the first train at 06:40 and the last at 18:00:


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It depends on your train ticket from Kings Cross. In the UK, there is a special train station called London International (CIV) and London Eurostar (CIV). If you book a domestic train ticket from this station, then any connection with an international train is guaranteed under CIV rights. That means that if you travel to London and miss the Eurostar, you ...


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Caltrain is terribly slow, so it will take you an hour to ride from Sunnyvale to San Francisco. Evening service is quite limited, and takes even longer (1h20). Be sure to check the schedules before you leave, and plan your day. If you can't get a Clipper Card beforehand, it'll cost you $16.50 for the return trip between Sunnyvale and San Francisco. In San ...


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Having a Clipper card would be convenient, as it can be used on BART, CalTrain, and MUNI. In your sort-duration trip, however, obtaining a Clipper card may be more trouble than it’s worth. The challenge is that while value can be easily added to a Clipper card in many locations, the card itself is harder to obtain. Some BART stations have humans in a ticket ...


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This is unanswerable without knowing how much you'll use each mode of transport, and how far you'll go each time. Clipper is usable on BART, MUNI, and Caltrain. That sounds pretty convenient.


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