Train and Rail Travel Tips

How to Avoid Train and Metro Ticket Machine Scams

POSTED December 27th 2015 BY Travel Writer
How to Avoid Train and Metro Scams – Part 1 Ticket Machine Scams Listen-Up fellow travelers. When traveling overseas, travelers can fall victim to a variety of travel scams – and one area that stands out is train and metro stations. This is part 1 of a two-part audio presentation from Detective Kevin Coffey and specifically focuses on how to avoid falling victim to some...
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How to Avoid Theft on European Trains

POSTED August 3rd 2015 BY kevin4371
Train travel in Europe is efficient, comfortable and usually quite safe. Many tourists somewhere on their European adventure will travel by rail.  However, where there are tourists there are thieves. The theft of luggage from trains is an ongoing problem. The more stops on your trip the more chances of theft. So if you plan on train travel take a moment and learn how you...
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Taxi Scams – Domestic and International

POSTED April 26th 2015 BY Ellen
Taxi Scams – Domestic and International  Ever wonder if you got ripped-off a taxi driver, especially overseas?  While you hope that all taxi drivers are honest, law abiding citizens, who would never take advantage of an innocent traveler you know that is not case in many locations.  Travelers fall victim to overcharging by dishonest taxi drivers everywhere including here in the U.S. The following is information to...
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European Train Travel – Validate Your Ticket Before You Board

POSTED January 12th 2015 BY Travel Writer
Train and Rail Travel Tip Every European Traveler Should Know  Validate your ticket using a machine BEFORE you board, or risk being thrown off the train and fined. This is something that is not done in the USA, however, it is something every first time traveler to Europe needs to know so they don’t end up with a hug inconvenience and possible large fine.  In many countries...
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Train Scams and Pickpockets – What to watch out for

POSTED August 3rd 2014 BY Ellen
The following are few security tips to help protect your valuables when you travel trains in Europe.  These tips were sought out from train police officers, train conductors and tour operators who operate or work in and around passenger train/subway systems through-out Europe.  One thing to point out – thieves and scammers like to look for tourists at train stations and on trains themselves for...
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Top Subway Pickpocket & Scam Tips

POSTED July 9th 2014 BY Ellen
Subways are prime hunting grounds for pickpockets – especially during times when they are packed with international travelers.  While using subways are Most people don’t think about how not to fall victim to a pickpocket or a scam when planning a trip. However, a little thought about how not to fall victim to theft in crowded locations, like subways, and a little clever planning about...
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Taxi Scams – See These Scams Caught on Video

POSTED February 24th 2014 BY Ellen
Taxi drivers scam tourists all over the globe. The only purpose is to get the most money they can out of their fare, legally or not. The following are various taxi scams caught on tape. Watch a few of these to understand how vulnerable you can be if you don’t know the tricks dishonest taxi drivers can pull on you. Being informed can save money....
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Train Security Information

POSTED April 7th 2010 BY Ellen
A lot of people criticise train travel, and say it’s not what it used to be. But it can still be a fast, often inexpensive form of transport, not only between cities, but between countries. Like anything else, though, you need to think a little to keep yourself safe in the station and on the train. However, by putting a few simple rules into practice,...
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Overnight Train Security Advice – Know Before You Go

POSTED February 6th 2010 BY Ellen
The Scary Trains Page Welcome to an assortment of `night train experiences´! The scary trains page has first hand accounts of problems people have experienced on night trains and practical advice on looking after yourself. Now keep in mind that many of these stories occurred several years ago, but the date of when the issue occurred may be just as relevant today. Take all this...
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Watch out for Pickpockets on Italian Trains

POSTED February 6th 2010 BY Ellen
For years, the Italian State Police and the Railways have distributed handouts on trains and in stations all around Italy – the words are simple – Look out for pickpocket and thieves who want to steal your valuables.  Most of their tips have been given out for the last 30 years, but we need to be reminded of them because the same train theft scams...
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