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We have studied the stereotypes associated with traveling by rail, and are ready, to tell the truth.
Myth 1. If you miss the train, return the ticket and get the money back
Wrong. After leaving the train you can get back some of the money. The price of the travel document consists of two parts: the cost of the ticket (payment for the use of the railway) and the cost of a reserved seat (fee for using the services of the train). If you are late for your train, a reserved seat will not be returned to you, and you can get the ticket cost back.
To return the ticket, you need to apply to the cashier at the train station not later than 12 hours after the departure of the train. In the first three hours, it's enough to show a ticket and an identity document. From the fourth to the end of the 12th hour, you still need to write a claim statement. How to do it, tell the employee at the checkout.
However, there is a chance for those who have exceeded the 12-hour limit. But if the reason is respectful. If from the departure of the train from 12 hours to 5 days, you will need to attach a document to the application proving that the delay was not due to your fault (certificate from the doctor). If there is no such document, it will not be possible to return the money. And if the train has left already more than five days ago - too.
Myth 2. There are no Internet or Wi-Fi in trains
Not certainly in that way. In proprietary trains, Wi-Fi is usually claimed. But even on the busiest railway route, it does not work everywhere. Most often there is free Wi-Fi, but the quality of the signal depends on the conditions of the terrain that the train passes.
Therefore, if you need the Internet on the road, we recommend to ensure yourself and learn from your mobile operator what tariff options it can offer. Consider only that communication in the way may not be everywhere.
Myth 3. If you went to the station, and the train left without you. You need to buy a new ticket.
Wrong. You do not need to buy a new ticket. It is enough to arrange a stopover in the way of the station master, on which you are. True, you have to pay the cost of a reserved seat. Usually, this is 40-50% of the total ticket price. After that, you can take the next train going in the right direction.
Minus: you will not be able to choose a place. You will be put in an empty seat and it can be lower than a class, than in a departing train.
But there is a plus: a stop can be issued for up to ten days. A good budget option for those curious travelers who have a lot of free time and little money.
Important. A note on the stop on the way on the ticket must be made within three hours of the arrival at the train station on which you arrived.
Myth 4. It will not be possible to wash in trains
Not certainly in that way. Most brand trains have a shower. Whether it is on your train, it is better to find out from the conductor. This service can be paid, but inexpensive.
Myth 5. In trains take only cash
Not certainly in that way. It all depends on the train. In proprietary trains, cards are accepted almost everywhere. The terminal may even turn out to be a conductor with a goods trolley. The problem is that sometimes terminals do not work because there is no connection. Then the payment does not pass, the employee is nervous and asks to pay in cash. So take with you not only a card but also cash.
Myth 6. There are no outlets in trains.
Wrong. The sockets in the cars are bigger than they seem.
However, in order not to depend on the circumstances at all, take a power-bank with you - it will be enough for several charges of your gadgets.
Myth 7. It's easy to fall off the top shelf, so it's better to buy a ticket to the lower one.
Wrong. In modern cars on the second shelf, there are special handrails-restraints. You can fall, only if you jump in a dream. If, on your shelf, there is no such handrail, ask the conductor for a belt to buckle on. They are always, and they are given out for free.
Myth 8. E-ticket must be printed
Not certainly in that way. According to the rules of the conductor on the train, it is enough to present an electronic ticket on the mobile phone screen. But provided that you have passed the electronic registration. You can do this on the site, but most often the registration takes place automatically when buying a ticket. Look for a note next to the price "Electronic registration".
But in some cases, it is still necessary to print electronic tickets. Sometimes on the site, it is separately written that a printout on the A4 sheet should be presented for landing on some international trains.
Why are print electronic tickets advised for all trains? This is a simple reinsurance. In the end, the phone can be discharged.
Myth 9. There are no good meals on the trains.
You can always visit the restaurant on the train and have a delicious meal. But, the prices will not please you, as in a restaurant of a train they, as a rule, are overestimated. But we recommend taking the usual food, which you eat constantly, to avoid problems with digestion. Do not forget to check the expiration dates.
One of the most important moments in the journey is the security of documents. We strongly recommend you retain and carry their documents in a separate bag, which must lie nearby. Meet Travel Wallet & Passports Holder with RFID Blocking. The bag has a handle, the length of which can be adjusted. You can hang it around your neck or shoulder. You will not have to hold it in his hands. Bag with zipper. Inside a lot of pockets for cards and passports. There is a small pocket for small items, such as USB flash drive, which is also on the snake. For the money and important papers, there is an inner pocket with zipper. There is also a lock, which can be attached keys. Even in the bag has pockets for ID cards, where you can put a driver's license. The advantages of this bag are that it can put a lot of things and they will always be in the manner and under your supervision.