How long into a journey do you get travel sick?

It’s not a function of time, it’s more a mixture of a propensity for travel sickness (most people are fine), how comfortable the journey is, and a bit of psychology. When I was little, back in the 60s, we used to visit some relatives who lived about 30 miles away. The first time we visited […]

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Were model years invented more likely for buses than trains?

‘Model years’ were invented by car marketers, as a means of persuading people to change cars more often, not “for” either buses or trains. Car makers naturally wanted to promote the idea that they used good engineering and their products were of high quality. However that implied that their cars would last for years, which […]

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Did the German rail company screw me over?

Köln is the word Koln is just your bad spelling. German Train German Spelling of a German City. Get over it. It is a ticket for Cologne from Amstredam Seriously Hauptbahnhof takes up too much space and is shortened. Centraal Station in Amsterdam is shortened to CS Yes it correct with two “a”.

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In which countries do trains drive on the right?

ALL of them. Trains can switch tracks when there is a double track and operate in either direction as local situation requires. Platforms can be to the outside for single track service or can be islands having platforms on both sides. Trains do tend to operate on the same side as road traffic. In particular […]

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