Did you ever travel by train means passenger train

@RomeyG (85)
December 6, 2018 8:34am CST
Good evening seniors I am going to Delhi from Ambala my hometown and it's over 400 km away Well I want to tell you that I did not travel by train before it's my first time but my friends traveled many times so they advised me to go railway station and said I should use train because it's cheaper and faster than bus Well I had no experience I just ask about availablity of train and purchased a ticket and reached at platform but I don't know it was a passenger train full of crowd Oh my god m shocked I was checking seat but failed then I just standing in a corner and watching the crowd cos I was not habitual of this type of travel as you know bus service but it was faster than bus But really my experience with train is not good cos I did not get any seat and over an hour I was just walking in a box Good bye to train for future It's my new experience I shared with you all
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@maximax8 (29050)
• United Kingdom
6 Dec
Travelling by train is my favourite way to travel because in the day I feel happy and in the night I can feel excited sleeping in a bunk. I love to look out of the window at the passing scenery. In February this year I took my two children on a trip to India. We crossed India by train and went on a safari. Our journey by train took us from Mumbai to Nagpur and from Nagpur to Chennai. We slept soundly in our bunks on the Indian railways. I did an Inter Rail journey when I was 18 years old around Europe. In 2013 I went on a train adventure for 3 weeks. We went to Prague. Krakow, Lviv, Chisinau , Odessa, Budapest, Belgrade, Skopje, Pristina, Sarajevo and Zagreb.
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@MALUSE (46080)
• Uzbekistan
7 Dec
You must have wonderful memories! When I was young, Interrail didn't exist yet. :-( I'm so jealous of the young people of today. The longest train journey I undertook was from Germany to Moscow. It lasted 36 hours. But from Germany to the south of Italy isn't bad, either. Our school has a twin school in Apulia. The train ride takes 17 hours.
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@maximax8 (29050)
• United Kingdom
7 Dec
@MALUSE Yes, my Inter Rail on my own was in 1900. I did a family inter Rail in I think it was 2015. My two children got free passes. We did a trip on a Swiss Pass in 2016. I have wonderful memories of all my travels. The 36 hour train journey I did in 1993 was Cairns to Brisbane I would to visit Moscow. I was able to visit St Petersburg with no Russian visa.
@MALUSE (46080)
• Uzbekistan
7 Dec
@maximax8 How did you get into Russia without a visa?
@MALUSE (46080)
• Uzbekistan
6 Dec
Travelling by train is a positive experience in most European countries. In Germany, it's the best way of travelling in my opinion. You can always buy an extra ticket and have a seat reserved for you. It's very cheap.
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@RomeyG (85)
6 Dec
Ohh really it means i should travel again
@MALUSE (46080)
• Uzbekistan
6 Dec
@RomeyG If you can come to Europe, it's certainly advisable. There are special offers for young people.
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@RomeyG (85)
6 Dec
@MALUSE m agree I'll try in Europe
@responsiveme (18480)
• India
6 Dec
I find train travel easier
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@RomeyG (85)
6 Dec
Ohh really
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@FourWalls (16345)
• United States
6 Dec
Passenger train as a means of transportation greatly fell by the wayside in the United States after the advent of the automotive era. We only have one passenger service, and it's run by the federal government. I was born too late to have taken a passenger train. I've been on "tourist trains" that are more for sightseeing than transportation, but never on a passenger train trip.
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@RomeyG (85)
6 Dec
But it was not a tourist train that's why
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@porwest (10121)
• United States
8 Dec
Never been on a train per se, but I HAVE ridden on what we call the Metro here. Either way, I'd rather just drive.
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@LadyDuck (189328)
• Switzerland
7 Dec
As @MALUSE said, in most European countries it's a good experience travelling by train. It is a lot better than a bus, it goes faster and you are more comfortable.
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@nawala123 (3759)
• Indonesia
6 Dec
i grew up in area which train is only i can see on TV. that is why i want to go by train so much. now i live in a city with train access. i love it, going to other cities by train, because of the lovely scenery and the affordably price.
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@pitstop (8066)
• India
6 Dec
Well I've travelled by train many times in India and it's fascinating. Yes, the stations are crowded and some of the coaches are not clean, but it's very comfortable in the air-conditioned compartments
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