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Jul 11, 19, 11:42 pm
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Or France

Or France
Jul 10, 19, 5:06 pm
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Well, I'm a regular on the Bergen - Oslo sleeper...

Well, I'm a regular on the Bergen - Oslo sleeper service. It's faster than flying (dinner in Bergen, breakfast in Oslo, 8 hours' sleep in between — try doing *that* on a plane!) and it has nothing to...
Jul 10, 19, 1:33 pm
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Just a terminology thing, concerning the very...

Just a terminology thing, concerning the very last paragraph:
"”Couchettes” and “berths” on Veolia/Snalltaget and SJ are lie-flat beds in sleeping cars. They have been for years."

Lie-flat beds...
Jul 10, 19, 12:51 pm
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It wouldn't need to be "anti-travel." Maybe...

It wouldn't need to be "anti-travel." Maybe carbon conscious? Not all travel is excessively carbon consumptive, and if air travel is (with current technology), maybe that is something worth...
Jul 9, 19, 5:02 pm
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You are talking about the seasonal,...

You are talking about the seasonal, 3-days-a-week, Malmo - Berlin train, with couchettes and coaches, no sleeping cars. Best qualified as "cute" — it is even loaded onto a boat!

I am talking about...
Jul 9, 19, 4:59 pm
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I don't (globally) disagree: as I said, I have no...

I don't (globally) disagree: as I said, I have no "on the ground" knowledge.

But I would say to this... "... obviously people who travel by train based on some political or sociological agenda for...
Jul 9, 19, 7:25 am
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Posted By bluemarble

Climate change is not "political." It is...

Climate change is not "political." It is scientific. And, yes, very much associated with air travel, for better or for worse.
Jul 9, 19, 6:57 am
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Posted By bluemarble

Smile Flight Shaming

10 days ago, on a Hamburg > Fredericia (DK) train, the family of 4 sitting next to me in 1st class was Swedish, on a trip from Amsterdam to Stockholm (the direct Hamburg > Copenhagen route was out of...
Jan 30, 18, 9:51 am
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Posted By bluemarble

Take Amtrak

It's only 3 days, tickets can be pre-paid (and are not refundable), and the cat can travel on board with her. :-)
Oct 28, 14, 8:06 am
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Posted By bluemarble

Travel with elderly relative

Don't know your route, but consider a private compartment on Amtrak, and a family member to accompany (the extra cost of the second person in the compartment is minimal).

Meals can be supplied...
Nov 7, 11, 11:01 am
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Correct, all Amtrak trains stop at NWK (Newark...

Correct, all Amtrak trains stop at NWK (Newark Penn Station, in downtown Newark). Only a minority stop at the airport.
Nov 7, 11, 10:59 am
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Posted By bluemarble

Smart phone + changeable ticket

I agree with all of the above: you are unlikely to make it from the back of the plane to the train platform in 35 minutes. The monorail that connects terminal A with the station moves at half the...
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