True Using the Major Stations guides

Using the Major Stations guides




Navigating large stations can be the most confusing aspect of making a journey by train

Station websites can inevitably be a great source of information about the facilities you can find a station.

But ShowMeTheJourney's Guides to Using Major Stations go further.

They provide;

(i) an idea of the experience that awaits you at a station
(ii) the practical information you will need - such as which facilities are available at the station
(iiI) insights into how to find and access your train.

Stations are much more varied than airports.
There is no equivalent to the set pattern of check in →  passport control → security → departure lounge →  boarding gate.

Each country tends to take a unique approach to how it provides the information at stations, to both help you find your train and find your way around the station.
 

Terminal stations are usually a dream to use, as the trains tend to be at street level, it’s why we have striven to point out when that is the case.

However, at most stations you will have to engage with multiple levels in order to access the trains.
 

So we’ve gone the extra mile to point out when escalators and lifts are an alternative to stairs and how to find them.
 

21st century travellers rightfully expect that making the transfer from and to the trains to be as easy as possible, with few obstacles to overcome if you have heavy luggage or require mobility assistance.

However, particularly when arriving by train, your best option isn’t to follow the crowd.
So we have striven to given you all the advice you need before you arrive at a station, to help you work out what is best for you.

We're able to provide these insights as we have taken trains from more than 200 stations across Europe
All of the images on our station pages were taken by us. 

What we have tried to convey with those images, is that despite the fact they can be a tad awkward to use, stations can also be magnificent places in which to start and finish a journey!