英國撘火車程序一問

我book了由London Paddington來回oxford 及 Gatwick Airport來回Manchester的火車票。

London Paddington來回oxford 的operator是First Great Western。

而Gatwick Airport來回Manchester的operator是Virgin Trains。

我想問以下幾條問題:

1)不同的operator撘火車的程序會不會不同?

2)通常撘火車的程序是怎樣的(由checkin至下車)?

3)我會於gatwick的fast ticket machine拎晒d火車票的, 那個machine易操作的嗎?

4)車票中的條文中寫著:Seats must be booked by 18:00 one day before travel, and are subject to availability, 咁我係唔係要早一日向英國再打電話去火車公司book位架??

5)唔book位會唔會無位?

6)係唔係唔一定book左票就一定會有位?如果無位火車公司會怎樣處理?

更新:

How can I make the seat reservation by phone? Just say, "I want to make a seat reservation" is ok?

By the way, is it common for UK train to be full?

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  • 1 十年前
    最愛解答

    1) No, even though you are taking the trains by all different rail companies in the U.K., there are all same, have no difference, just make sure you are waiting at the right platform and right time. When the train just approached the platform, you can re-confirm with the ticket control staffs or any staffs at the train if you are uncertain.

    2) You don't need to "check-in" when you are taking the train. You just have to make sure you have got the valid ticket in hand and jump into the train, and the ticket control staff will check your ticket in the train.

    3) The Fast Ticket Machine is very user friendly, don't worry about it. If you paid by credit/debit card when you purchase your tickets, then you just need to press "Collect" and insert your credit/debit card then it will print all tickets and receipt out at the same time. Then collect your card, tickets and receipt.

    4 & 5) Some trains in the U.K. you can make the reservation of the seats, some don't. If your ticket marked this term, then it means you can book a seat, it just means it secure your seat, such as C51, then you have the right to seat at C51 and guaranteed you have got a seat, as sometimes during the peak season, even though you have got a ticket but didn't make any reservation for any seats, then you are only guaranteed that you are allowed to take this train but NOT guarantee that you have got a seat. If the train is really full, in this case, if you haven't reserve yourself a seat, you may have to stand all the way. Anyway, if the train is not full or the seats haven't been booked by someone, then you can sit on any seats you like. You can simply check if they have put a card on the chair and marked "Reserved" it means this seat is occupied.

    6) The rail company don't need to take any responsibility if you didn't reserve any seats in advanced but you don't get a seat finally, as the ticket only guarantee that you are allow to take this train. In order to secure your seat, I'd suggest you make the resevation in advanced.

    If you still have furthermore questions, you can e-mail me.

    資料來源: living in the U.K.
  • 1 十年前

    1.2.看飛上的時間及上車月台,自己第幾卡車(到時再看站內的牌!有時會改的,所以早些少去到看住大堂/站內的電視.....)程序是怎樣的?你坐地鐵/火車怎樣?

    3.容易不怕,慢慢看清才按,

    4.如沒劃位就要book定,你取票已知,票上印備出發的時地、車廂no.、座位no,無要book位,有些要比些少錢

    5.全full會企到死!

    6.基本book咗就有,除非出錯(你/公司),火車公司不負責的,好的乘務員會幫你,否則自己想掂佢

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