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May I use a railway velocipede on actively-used British railways?

No, you may not, this would be classed as trespassing. According to the Crown Prosecution Transport Offences site, the rule in question here is: Section 23 Regulation of the Railways Act 1868: this ...
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Hiking in Scotland under 21 without a car

Not only is this possible, it would be my preferred way of doing it. Scotland has very good rail and bus connections, and the railways run through some of the best scenery and over some of the most ...
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May I use a railway velocipede on actively-used British railways?

TLDR: Join a sanctioned velocipede/speeder club... or volunteer at a heritage railway and earn the privilege. They sneak up on you You're wrong about being able to hear a train coming. Now in TV ...
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How should a pedestrian walk across a busy road in the USA?

You need to watch the pedestrian crossing light: You should only cross when it indicates "walk", which in this case will be indicated by an image of a walking person. Very old systems ...
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What's the use of trains that spend 6+ hours of daytime en route?

You are not the only one of the train. While you go the six hour distance, most long distance trains have people getting on and off at all stations it stops. With day time trains that is well possible,...
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4 people in a cab in London? Is that allowed?

London cabs will usually have additional seats in the back which fold up when not in use. This allows up to 5 people to ride in the back. Like below:
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May I use a railway velocipede on actively-used British railways?

As etmuse's answer correctly states, from a legal viewpoint you certainly can't simply plonk it down on the track and ride off without permission. Promising to pick it up when you hear a train won't ...
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How can I legally visit the United States Minor Outlying Islands in the Pacific?

I can answer for Palmyra Atoll, as I happend to have come across this recently. From time to time, the US Fish and Wildlife Service seeks volunteers to work on Palmyra Atoll. The last call for ...
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How should a pedestrian walk across a busy road in the USA?

USA traffic systems are build for cars, other modes of transport are an afterthought if you are lucky, completely ignored if you are unlucky. If there are pedestrian crossing lights, use those. If ...
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Krakow to Warsaw by train - is it scenic?

I travelled the opposite direction by train (fast train) recently and while I did spend part of the journey sleeping, I can say that I don't recall seeing anything spectacular outside the windows ...
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How to get to Niagara Falls (Canada side) from Toronto airport during a layover?

You have plenty of time to see the Falls, go on the boat, and cross the bridge to the American side if you like. I would recommend renting a car from the airport, if you can drive. I'd expect to pay ...
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Is it better to use swiss pass or rent a car?

It is not just "travel pass" versus rental car. Consider this: With a rental car you still will have to pay for mountain railways. The Titlis trip costs about 100,- pp. Add to that parking. ...
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What's the use of trains that spend 6+ hours of daytime en route?

Tourism? I LOVE travelling by train, and do so when I have time available - you get to see so much during the day! Also, we can't run all trains at night, some schedules connect with others, or you ...
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Krakow to Warsaw by train - is it scenic?

Traveled this route both by bus and by train, no big difference for me. Consider required level of comfort and the time/money you're ready to spend. Mostly you'll see flat land, villages. If you're ...
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What's the use of trains that spend 6+ hours of daytime en route?

I have traveled to over 100 European cities and I find traveling in overday time, always refreshing. These are my advantages when traveling about 5-6 hours in daytime. Hotel check-in at 2 PM Most ...
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Getting from Pierre-Elliot-Trudeau airport to downtown Montreal

The simplest choice is taking the 747 bus line. It runs 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and takes about 45 minutes to an hour depending on traffic. It also features WiFi service on lots of the buses and ...
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Krakow to Warsaw by train - is it scenic?

I'm Polish and that route is not scenic. But train ride should be faster. If its direct connection than it should take 2.5-3h. Which train ride exactly you were looking at? Koleje Mazowieckie? If you ...
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Do I prebook a taxi from Heathrow to London King's Cross?

If you haven't already, do consider public transport options which are very good and start much cheaper. If you take Heathrow Express then the tube, it's likely to be a little faster than a taxi; if ...
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Do Americans need special permits to rent and drive a car in France?

In France, driver's licences issued by non-EEA countries are only valid if they are written in French, or accompanied by a notarized translation or an International Driving Permit. Quoting from the ...
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How should a pedestrian walk across a busy road in the USA?

NJ 20 is a vital connector between Interstate 80 and NJ 4. It is a divided highway with a "Jersey barrier" down the middle the whole way, except for that intersection. The Jersey barrier ...
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How can I legally visit the United States Minor Outlying Islands in the Pacific?

Join or sponsor an Amateur Radio expedition. Many Amateur Radio enthusiasts like to collect radio contacts and postcards confirming these contacts (called QSL cards) from rare and distant locations (...
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What's the use of trains that spend 6+ hours of daytime en route?

Depending on where you come from and where you want to go, flying could be much less practical. Many train stations are in the city centres, airports are outside. So the choice may be this: One hour ...
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Malaysia to Papua New Guinea by motorcycle?

Through to West Timor/Timor Leste is the more common route - I've done bits of it, but not the whole shebang. I've ridden all over Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa and Flores - both by scooter and car. You can ...
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How should a pedestrian walk across a busy road in the USA?

according to https://www.nj.gov/oag/hts/pedestrian.html PEDESTRIANS MUST obey pedestrian signals and use crosswalks at signalized intersections. Both carry a $54.00 fine for failure to observe the law....
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Alternatives to taxis in Japan

Navigating central Tokyo by car is an expensive, confusing pain, so the Japanese solution is to take the train out to the general area you want to explore, then rent a car at the station. JR's Ekiren ...
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Krakow to Warsaw by train - is it scenic?

I am from Poland and i use to travel on this route. The best way to go from Krakow to Warsaw will be a high speed train called Express Intercity Premium. It goes up to 200 km/h (125 mph) - bus goes up ...
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Munich Airport to Manching

The best source for public transport in Germany is reiseauskunft.bahn.de. You can switch the language to English by clicking on the word "Deutschland" at the top and selecting "Germany" instead. I ...
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