Trains

@maximax8 (28256)
United Kingdom
December 4, 2009 5:01am CST
My favorite way to travel is by train. Lately the train company have put on an old intercity train rather than our usual modern trains. When I was waiting it has a note saying "not suitable for wheelchair passengers". I had to keep my children's buggy in the corridor. Normally our trains have doors that open by pressing a button. I love going on trains overseas and I have had the enjoyment of traveling on some double decker trains. It gave me an even better view that from single decker trains. In Europe, Kenya and Malaysia I have slept in overnight compartments in bunks. I have slept soundly and woken up in the morning feeling really refreshed. What sort of trains have you been on? Do you enjoy traveling by train?
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@sachii315 (489)
• Japan
8 Dec 09
I like to travel by train too. My favorite one is "shinkansen" or bullet train in Japan. It runs very fast and very comfy. I have ridden the Sanyo shinkansen, from Shin-Osaka to Hakata its about 500 kilometers or more. It's just riding a plane. I enjoyed the feeling.
@williamjisir (22903)
• China
5 Dec 09
In most cases I travel home by train. It is cheap and safe, but it is very difficult to get a train ticket when it is winter holiday and summer holiday, especially winter holiday. There were a few times that I could not get a train ticket and had to get a flight ticket instead. It is much easier to get a flight ticket during the Spring Festival as it is expensive and more people travel by train.
@bhanusb (5709)
• India
5 Dec 09
I also like to travel by train. I don't enjoy too speedy train. I like to watch outside scenery from the train. I then recall my boyhood days. In Malaysia I traveled by train. I also slept overnight compartments in bunks and slept soundly.
@raj_ka (431)
• India
5 Dec 09
hi, Though the journey is less compared to bus travel or other road transport trains in India are really very hectic to traval without reservation of seat and berth. I also dont like the facilities like toilets,drinking water which maybe quit good in europe trains.I havent travelled before in europe so i dont know how the facilites are but i hope travelling in train is quite interesting in Europe.
@cyrus123 (6383)
• United States
5 Dec 09
The only kind of trains I have been on are the ones at Opryland (or used to be at Opryland, rather), Six Flags Over Georgia, Silver Dollar City, etc., lol. I never have taken a long trip by train but I would like to. I bet it would be a lot of fun.The only kind of trains we have where I live are freight trains. If I want to go by passenger train, I would have to go to Birmingham. I imagine that going on trains overseas would be a lot of fun.Kathy.
@allknowing (65244)
• India
5 Dec 09
I will never forget the experience of travelling by Amtrak from San Fransisco to Santa Barbara along the coast. It is said that this coast is 200 miles straight line and my train covered quite a bit of it, All what you see is the sea, placid sea for miles and miles. Oh!what a travel that was!!
• United States
5 Dec 09
I do like trains, my first experience was when I met my husband - he use to be a train driver for the commuter trains. I found it exciting to see the people and also it can be a great place to reflect and as some of the responses to read, or just solve a problem. I travelled the tube and the main line to go to work - commute from just outside of London to London every day for 5 years! Its fascinating and at the same time annoying! especially when its rush hour - either going in or coming home!! I have travelled the Chanel Tunnel Shuttle to France when my Mom visited me in England and we went to Lourdes via the train! From the shuttle to the metro in france and the main line to Lourdes, it was an adventure! My mom has never been and it was kinda hard to have her understand that she needed to move fast! But it was fun! I miss my mom!
@youless (91539)
• Guangzhou, China
4 Dec 09
In fact I don't enjoy the train travel very much. As it is not comfortable, especially when it is crowded. And it takes a longer time arriving at the destination. I don't want to spend more time on the way. Because my vacation is not long. I prefer to take the plane. It is fast and sometimes it is not much more expensive than the train. Besides, I can order the plane tickets via the net but I can't do the same to book the train tickets. If possible, one day I will love to have the ship travel. I love China
@yugasini (12816)
• Anantapur, India
4 Dec 09
hi maximax, i also enjoy travelling in trains,but only with reservations,means confirmed berth if it is long /nigh journey,if it is day time i travel in general class only,for saving of money,double ducker trains i have seen only Mumbai,they travel in between Pune and Mumbai only those are meant for employees,have a nice day
@arystine (1275)
• Philippines
4 Dec 09
I enjoy travelling by train because it is a convenient way to avoid traffic. I travel by train in the city, in Manila. I have not yet experienced traveling by train in other countries, though. I would like to try it sometime.
@shibham (17025)
• India
4 Dec 09
Hi, i have to travel by train maximum 4 days in a week. Now a days i feel bore to journey by train. Lol
@rajuroy5 (148)
• India
4 Dec 09
i generally go by the needs... if i am going somewhere along with friends or family i would prefer train... but if i am alone, the train journey would become very lonely... so in that case flights are good option... when with friends or family for a night long journey in train, we generally don't sleep the whole night... just go on chatting and sharing thoughts... In India getting a booking in a train is really tough... and traveling in general compartments is really hectic... i remember not getting the booking and had to travel the whole night in the Mailing compartments... the compartments were full of bags full of letters and we were sleeping on those... In Europe trains are good... i remember going to portsmouth from london city... it was a 4 hour or so journey... and we all had a blast in the train...
• India
4 Dec 09
me too. according to me trains are more confort then flights, flight are comfort for time saving but for enjoy journey i am in favour of trains which are more cheap and comfort then flight /buses/car/any other vehical
• Malaysia
4 Dec 09
Me too, I like traveling by train and I am a regular 'commuter' to inter-city train and in-town LRT (Light-Rail-Train) in my living area. A train justly like my incubator place where on traveling I used that 'quality time' to do problem solving. I mean, a right place to take out my chip book and start listing down my to do list, sort, and solve the steps for solution finding. Right time and place to entertained my self-centered attitude.