Scandinavia train reservations ?

Old Dec 7th, 2004, 08:52 PM
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Scandinavia train reservations ?

Are specific train reservations required or suggested for Scandinavia in July....or can we travel by the seat of our pants?
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Old Dec 8th, 2004, 12:41 AM
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Will top this for you to get possibly more responses.

According to the Thomas Cook Timetable, seat reservations are possible, but not necessarily compulsory on most long-distance trains in Norway.

In Sweden, reservations are compulsory on X2000, Linx, and night trains.

In Denmark, reservations are recommended on InterCity and Lyn services bjt you can board these trains without a reservation and look for seats.

Am sure someone with more first-hand information will respond.
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Old Dec 8th, 2004, 06:37 AM
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Thanks Intrepid1. What do you mean when you say you will top this ?
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Old Dec 8th, 2004, 06:54 AM
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It would help if we had a clue as to which journeys and dates we're talking about. In most cases, seats can be booked a day or two in advance for services where reservations are compulsory. I've never had a problem in Scandinavia and have managed to travel on the trains I want to go on, but it depends on circumstances.
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Old Dec 8th, 2004, 07:01 AM
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Hi im,

>What do you mean when you say you will top this ?

Each new posting goes to the head of the list. If there is a lot of traffic a post falls to the bottom.

"Topping" means to post to a thread to bring it to the top of the list.
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Old Dec 8th, 2004, 09:15 AM
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Norway recently abolished its mandatory reservations on many trains such as Bergen-Oslo. Sweden, Finland still require most long distance. Denmark does not but they are advised for trains going between Zeeland (Copenhagen) and across the new bridge to Jutland (Aarhus); always ask at the ticket window whether reservations are required or advised. In my experience reservations in Scan are usually possible right up to train departure. In Norway when they had the requirement, you could actually buy them on the train, which makes them more a supplement than reservation fee. These things can always change, ask at your first train station for current status.
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