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The Man in Seat 61 @seatsixtyone Quainton, Untied Kingdom

Mark Smith, the Man in Seat 61, travel writer & author of train travel website. https://t.co/omxtJOshVc. If you need help with train travel, drop me a line...

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@PGPDP OK, I've had a chance to look at this. It has indeed all changed. You can now book one-way or round trip f… https://t.co/ygfIWj3Hsy @AnnaCaig Changing takes 1 minute 30 seconds. Issue is possible delay not how fast you walk, but you still have 44… https://t.co/S7vdaVFEae @AnnaCaig That’s still 44 minutes before so you’re ok. If there’s a delay, see SBB staff on the station at Zurich. @PGPDP 3. New method of issuing RET-NS combo tickets could change this, but last time I checked nothing had changed on their .nl site @PGPDP 1. English language version won’t let you do this. 2. Dutch version will, but tickets only sent to Dutch add… https://t.co/I3AC5b48MKRenfe has completed the conversion of the first series 112 high-speed train for its new Avlo service which will lau… https://t.co/LymJbp50rk
Retweeted by The Man in Seat 61Rail and sail: how to book the perfect holiday – without any flying https://t.co/1lvrYVIT8W? @brian_mcbride1 @Eurostar @StewartBartlett That arrangement ceased in October 2010. ABS is n ow a separate destination.Seems the Rotterdam-Hoek van Holland metro isn't loaded in rail industry databases, so journey planners are now hap… https://t.co/VnlTV8vv43 @neil_harkness @SNCF They have replaced / are replacing the TGV Atlantique with bike spaces with TGV Duplex Oceane… https://t.co/fgP1mVddf6Excellent read here in yesterday’s Sunday Times. The New York example is fascinating and illuminating. This is qual… https://t.co/PicWQAVYWP
Retweeted by The Man in Seat 61REMINDER! Book now until 31 Jan for travel any time in 2020 and get 10% off a Rail & Sail trip to Amsterdam or any… https://t.co/SbWPrfFTfR @ccityplanner12 It’s not blurry if you put your glasses on...
1/27
2020
@TartinoVerdi @Alko_Toerti Under construction with @SiemensMobility now. Delivery 2021 @23ruthie Direct eurostar to Marseille doesn’t take bikes, see https://t.co/jfTsvQrBCi. You may need to use eurosta… https://t.co/hwB7v5s4HR @Santiago5031 @cliodiaspora @the3million **Idly wonders what temperature they melt at...** @SilentHunterUK1 @cliodiaspora @the3million That was my first thought. Then realised they’d just return to circulation. @cliodiaspora @the3million Any I find are going into our pond... @RAIL I have to rely on Mrs 61 looking it up on her IMDB app, given the impossibility of reading credits inside a t… https://t.co/KzC3VMymDb @natalieben @Graham21 In fact, you’d probably get Sheffield-Avignon in a day! @natalieben @Graham21 Sheffield-Paris day 1, through bookings possible at https://t.co/sifxTszc4C; Paris-South of F… https://t.co/h4yAFA6sWB @MrTimDunn And some of these XPTs include a sleeping car for the overnight Sydney - Melbourne run. Shower & toilet… https://t.co/UE7SOSabbvLove those Nightjet kaiserbrötchen for breakfast - fresh ones loaded in the morning en route, something of a wagons… https://t.co/tR4KeW1c61 @hilaryburkitt Eurostar yes, think so but haven’t proved myself- assuming you book as per my site on… https://t.co/pGS0m6LMXe
1/26
2020
Some more impressions from Lake #Como. A chilly and bright afternoon today and a particularly nice stretch of railw… https://t.co/062ZSxxPwc
Retweeted by The Man in Seat 61But on the plus side, Conservative Party funders & the owners of the Daily Mail & Daily Express etc. all get to avo… https://t.co/jlEA5gOTBmThe greatest fraud ever perpetrated on the British people - and the first nation in history to declare sanctions ON… https://t.co/EzGhTCY3oe
1/25
2020
@EurostarJustinp Thanks Justin, yes please if you get the chance!I was all ready to take this photo when I arrived in Brussels on Monday afternoon, was well pigged off to find it like that! ;0)I suppose I could have removed the no-entry sign in Photoshop - but went with the 'apologies for the sign' option!… https://t.co/UpidYGEXLoFrance: Construction of the 222 km high speed line from Bordeaux to Toulouse could now start in two years’ time. https://t.co/p6Nolyw9Q1
Retweeted by The Man in Seat 61 @heatherwgaona @LaytonEWilliams Belfast-London https://t.co/fMXwFvG2rY, London-Paris https://t.co/TgzEWTd5UO, Paris… https://t.co/tnoDinEQY0Melbourne to Tasmania by sea... https://t.co/kTu5AGFrBe
1/24
2020
@brian_mcbride1 @laonikoss Up until 13 March you still see this: https://t.co/RjGpAd88Zr @brian_mcbride1 @laonikoss Unfortunately it just muddies the waters! ;0) When you look at 24 April on… https://t.co/9GYRgjXROW @laonikoss You can buy Sparpreis London for travel up to mid-March, I believe. @reesmf **shudders**. Using https://t.co/9zHZxCdBqn, clicking More options, Travel via and entering the magic word… https://t.co/UXOw2vlvBr
1/23
2020
@Aerohaveno I’m a great believer in the ‘I wonder what this button does?’ technique!Arrived in London St Pancras from Prague - 5 minutes ahead of schedule. #PragueToLondonByTrain https://t.co/OVOEk61fiI @BigGByTheSea9 Exactly! @AndyBTravels @AvantiWestCoast You weren’t wrong! @kimwillsher1 They have - and some do. @Pat_Sander No, I get asked that a lot but no dogs allowed on Eurostar except guide dogs. Major gap in the market h… https://t.co/V99c9rB9pf @RailEngSteve Yes both classes- but e320 not e300 @catherinerowett 06:43 to do it in a day at these prices. Later departures possible if you stop overnight in Brussels.Top Tip for the Tall: On Eurostar e320 trains, the edge of the seat can be extended an inch or two - makes all the… https://t.co/pfPguHGDut @catherinerowett 21:33. In theory you can get the 18:56 from Brussels arriving 19:57 as @AndyBTravels did, but I p… https://t.co/IjVTOQUj3E @AndyBTravels @Eurostar Snap. https://t.co/RZ46JcuOQKPrague-Brussels for €29 via Cheb went remarkably smoothly - actual arrival in Brussels 10 late at about 17:45. Now… https://t.co/3TgoxAiCNU @nigelsalter8 Per person. @SandieStratford https://t.co/zOf83gjMFs https://t.co/UBPHijcWRG @AndyBTravels https://t.co/nyNN8KJtFo @AndyBTravels Apparently it’s Harriman’s Herbal Tea, as drunk by a million Mexicans... @Colcestrian @AndyBTravels Same route and trains Prague-Brussels (Andy is sitting opposite me in the ICE restaurant… https://t.co/Hx9N7Ise3MInto Frankfurt 2 minutes early(!), easy connection into the 14:29 ICE to Brussels. So it’s looking like… https://t.co/GxXMZtRoky @sheepskinstu @AndyBTravels It certainly was... https://t.co/z2CbtTY0pOLunch is served, we’re somewhere north of Würzburg, and I’ve chosen a rather nice Spätburgunder...… https://t.co/ynhuhE7lApCheb-Nuremberg train arrived 10 late, departed for Frankfurt by high-speed ICE running 8 minutes late. Lunch in th… https://t.co/Lwu8mvmz7X @plonko_ Depends - no one site does it all. I booked Prague-Brussels at https://t.co/EczwgxkbET as that’s the only… https://t.co/TOy37r47tl @RangiferBirota 38 minutes. But I’ve explored Nuremburg before. Fascinating place. @peterjnicholls They hold trains here if there’s a slight delay to the incoming one. It’s a recognised connection a… https://t.co/xC3kZmzts5Yes, this regional train has been tilting into the curves! https://t.co/iiuX3a8BrKFrosty Bavaria... #PragueToLondonByTrain https://t.co/Zq1FtOdzdeDoesn’t everyone??! https://t.co/vRcHzCltxENow safely on board the tilting DB regional train from Cheb to Nuremburg. All part of the Prague to Brussels for €… https://t.co/U8A2HDHZ6lCHEB! 10-minute cross-platform change between Czech train from Prague & German train to Nuremberg easily made...… https://t.co/lHkLvzocsCFrost & morning sun on the train from Prague to Cheb... https://t.co/9LL614RwgS @Gingerbunches @AndyBTravels You’re forgetting it’s a non-linear graph! ;0). Any issue with any connection and arr… https://t.co/yzPUvGZHQg @crazycanuck1971 More space.The Prague to Cheb train has a minibar service 👍 https://t.co/KMgBDp75qe
Retweeted by The Man in Seat 61 @Alko_Toerti @AndyBTravels Confidence! @AndyBTravels is with me as far as Brussels, he’s then on the 18:56 Eurostar to beat me to London - gambling on no… https://t.co/fmoFDCizIEHOW MUCH DOES IT COST? Prague-Brussels using one of Europe’s best rail bargains, the ‘via Cheb’ advance purchase f… https://t.co/KLPBsQTnX6PRAGUE TO LONDON IN A SINGLE DAY - BY TRAIN! Now leaving Prague at 06:43 via Cheb, Nuremburg, Frankfurt, arriving… https://t.co/u1WbULWlDrGreat meal, talking trains with @AndyBTravels !Testing a recommended restaurant in Prague last night - the Zvonice. When I reserved, tad disappointed to be told i… https://t.co/JKj1lmCmfG
1/22
2020
@ChrisMcK2018 @meme12555 @DonaldHTaylor You want to see the actual couchette car used now? Photo taken at Prague H… https://t.co/Pfgk28PyxK @meme12555 @ChrisMcK2018 @DonaldHTaylor Here’s tonight’s air-conditioned sleeper to Warsaw ready to leave, taken 30… https://t.co/j1uT07Lz8l @HunterPrague Which was why it was so great...One of Prague’s lesser-known stations, the pretty Prague Masarykovo. Local trains only - Prague’s Marylebone? https://t.co/3dkB4o1OqfCan just about see Prague Hlavni station from my window... https://t.co/rfwRd1JRJ5Checking out a Prague hotel I’ve been recommended, just 5 min walk from the station. The Carlo IV. I seem to have… https://t.co/x5vkOdQq57Arrived right on time in Prague! But gutted to find the best station waiting room - Cafe Coffee Day - has recently… https://t.co/AyKuoCYsVWPremium class. Wine & meal included. This journey is only 57 minutes so even Premium (just 6 leather power-reclinin… https://t.co/F7vuHI8yyrOh my. This could be THE most comfortable train seat I’ve sat in for a long time. Pardubice to Prague on… https://t.co/DBMOjFao8DPlatform 3... https://t.co/kPs3p5LGPi @joncstone OK so I walked into that one...I forgot that the Czechs - like the Polish - number their platforms AND their tracks, with different numbers. But m… https://t.co/9inp9L4hJzHave to say @RegioJet were excellent - friendly staff, regularly checking if I needed another free Illy coffee or s… https://t.co/BxcrZBPlcLWhy check out just one open-access operator when you can sample two?!Where?? https://t.co/r12Pk8qio5I think every train should have an orchid in the loo... https://t.co/BcUIIpsZz3 @PissingKittens Vienna 20:38, arrive Brussels 10:55, runs direct Sun & Wed nights. Will be daily - with hour faster timetable- from DecemberWow! https://t.co/nobTjpYuckReally liking Czech Railways’ Gerry Anderson locomotives. Sorry I haven’t a photo of one yet. You’ll just have to imagine such a thing...Brilliant idea, whoever thought of this. Decent sushi, too.There’s a first time for everything... #sushionatrain https://t.co/uxytisAChNRegiojet competes with the equally excellent CD/ÖBB Railjets. Apparently both operators gaining passengers hand ove… https://t.co/2NW4B1S2ZGSushi on a train? Why not, ordered it for the novelty value! Only €3 - wow. Bohemia Sekt, water & coffee are all c… https://t.co/WrtE8LJ7iaBooking on the Regiojet app was dead easy. I booked a backup train later today, just cancelled that on the app free… https://t.co/KfjIUsViBo
1/21
2020

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