Are you planning on travelling by train? Is it the first time you are planning on travelling by this mode or did you have a past bad experience that is keeping you wondering? Well, as a regular traveler by train there are some simple tips that can make life easier. These tips are presented to you after many annoying train travels making me wonder how to have a safe and problem free train travel!
It is very important that if you are travelling on the train when it will be very crowded, that you start early. Starting as early as possible is best. Although you might have to spend some of your time fruitlessly, it is better than being pushed along the queue and having to jump into a running train. Always have a lead time of at least an hour. If it is a non-peak hour train, even a 15 minute lead time would be sufficient. Always make sure to be there on time. It makes life much simpler.
Food and water
It is always best that you carry a small bottle of water and some food along with you if you are traveling long distance. If not, a water bottle alone is sufficient. Avoid taking food or drink from strangers. As there are many cases of drugging that has been reported. You can always buy refreshments at the stations that the trains are stopping for a longer time. Make sure to not stay long out of the train as it may pull away and you might not be aware. This is very common when useful railway maintenance is taking place. Due to the sounds you are unable to even hear the sound of the train taking off.
While in the station
While you are in the station waiting to board the train there are some things that you should know. The first tip is to be very cautious of your belongings. Always ensure that all your belongings are within your reach. If you are going to be a regular traveler, it is good to get friendly with the regular travelers and the workers at the station. Make as many casual friends as possible. But always remember to keep them at arm’s length because you never know their real identity. Most of the rail companies have permanent workers so most of them are good people from reasonably good backgrounds. See this post to find out more reviews regarding rail companies.
The journey, itself is less problematic unless it gets crowded. If you don’t like travelling by standing in the crowd you could book a ticket for a seating compartment. Otherwise you will have to blend in with the crowd. It is a god idea to be away from the door as it is where the crowd will be headed and there will be a lot of squashing. However, when it is time for you to get down, get close by to the door. You should come close to the door when you have reached the station before yours. It is a good idea to keep count of the number of stations you would pass before reaching yours. That way you don’t have to be straining your ears to find out which station you currently are in.Happy train travelling!