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  1. AlbertBeale

    Train delays in Germany - questions

    I recently had major problems during some journeys using DB (interesting in themselves, perhaps, but no time for details now). The questions I have at the moment are: 1. Is there any standard/automatic delay-repay type of compensation on DB? (So I know how much it's worth going to the bother of...
  2. AlbertBeale

    International sleeper trains - present / potential / priorities

    Given one or two items elsewhere in the forums, and the latest news about the new Vienna-Brussels service just starting, maybe there should be a thread on this topic - especially looking at priorities and possibilities (including which routes should be top of the list to [re-]introduce). For...
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    Concerns regarding the use of concessionary Oyster cards in the London area

    Moderator note: Split from https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/paying-only-when-challenged-%E2%80%93-cash-vs-card.197292/ If you're someone in London who wants to claim concessionary travel, you're only allowed to have it if you use a method of "payment" - ie an electronic Oyster card linked...
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    When is a fare not a fare on Eurostar?

    I realise that Eurostar tickets are all like "advance" ones, where prices change (upwards) as time goes by. But I assumed that the price for a train was what it was at any moment in time. However, I recently found that if you try to buy a ticket from their St P ticket office, they try to charge...
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    Interchanging between routes in and out of South London terminals

    It used to be the case that tickets between London and anywhere on the south coast could be used to and from whichever south London terminal was convenient, by switching between lines at London Bridge, Clapham Junction, East Croydon, etc etc, to link between the terminal you wanted to use, and...
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    Difference between London Thameslink origin and "Thameslink Only" route

    Sorry if this info is already buried here somewhere... I understand that a ticket from "London Thameslink" to Brighton is supposed to be used only from the London stations which Thameslink serves, and the Cheap Day Return ticket on that route is cheaper (at weekends, even more cheaper) than a...
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    Last Friday - why was the Charing Cross branch down too?

    I needed the Northern Line last week, on the afternoon of the London Bridge attack. The City branch was - understandably - non-stopping at London Bridge. But the whole of the Charing Cross branch was closed at the same time (hence making the crush on the other route pretty bad), and I could find...
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    Gatwick Airport to London fares confusion

    Moderator note: split from https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/gatwick-airport-station-fit-for-purpose-any-future-plans.187081/#post-4127404 The most miserable part is for visitors arriving who can't just get "a ticket to London" but have got to make sense of rival ticket sellers for...
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    District Line questions

    Firstly - is there a problem with the District's platform indicators, maybe relating to the new signalling? Both of my recent journeys were mis-desrcibed. Heading west from Embankment the other evening, the first on the indicator was a clockwise Circle to Edgware Road (2nd and 3rd were...
  10. AlbertBeale

    Rail-ferry connections - present and future

    A number of threads (including some I've posted on) in this International Transport section, and elsewhere on the forums, have touched on - in various ways and to various degrees - connections between trains and ferries. (So, I'm not thinking just specifically of train ferries which carry rail...

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