Made In China Talk  

Go Back   Made In China Talk > General Topics > China Travel Talk > Travel America - America Travel Talk
Directory Register FAQ Members List Calendar Mark Forums Read 中文




When traveling in Canada with Via Rail, what is the lastest time one needs to be at the train station?


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 06-15-2008, 05:57 AM
mrzhao mrzhao is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 682
Feedback: (0)
Default When traveling in Canada with Via Rail, what is the lastest time one needs to be at the train station?

Must I be at the train station 45 mins before the train schedule to depart or 30 mins or ??
Reply With Quote




  #2  
Old 06-15-2008, 05:57 AM
Ideal Ideal is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Posts: 1,896
Feedback: (0)
Default When traveling in Canada with Via Rail, what is the lastest time one needs to be at the train station?

depends on where you are boarding, and if you need anything from the agent such as purchasing tickets, checking in baggage, etc.

if you are boarding at big stations such as montreal or toronto, you should actually be at station minimum 45 mins in advance. if you need to check bags, buy tickets, exchange tickets, etc, be there at least 1 hr in advance, bcs other people will be in line too for some of the same things.

if you are boarding at most other stations, you should be there 45mins in advance, especially if you are checking in baggage (as minimum time for baggage is 30 mins and you might find a queue at the ticket window).

if you already have tickets, are carrying your baggage with you, and boarding at small staffed or even unstaffed stations, 30 mins minimum is recommended, but you could even get away with 20 mins before dep if you want, just make sure that you are all ready to board with yourself and your things on the platform before the train arrives.

strongly recommend, have something handy to read, like a magazine, newspapers, a novel that youve been waiting for time to read, etc. this way, if/when you arrive early, you have something to do so that you are relaxed and ready for the train. if the train gets delayed, then you also have something to read to keep from getting bored or worried.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


| Business Forum | Toronto Chinese

All times are GMT +9. The time now is 06:49 PM.


All rights reserved. Copyright 2007 Made In China Talk