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Old 02-15-2013, 07:02 PM
spdrun spdrun is offline
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What you say may be true for Germany and Holland (haven't been in a while), but I've taken Eurostar as well as local trains in France recently. The experience wasn't as bad as you described. I paid for the Eurostar ticket with a US card #. The other tickets I bought for good 'ol cash. Some had bathrooms, some didn't, but that didn't matter on the short-distance trains (BTW, some local trains in NJ also lack toilets).

The rail systems in Poland and the Czech Republic also worked pretty well when I used them. Crowded is a good thing, as long as people aren't stuck standing -- trains running empty don't make a whole lot of sense.
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