Re: [78attendees] Train tickets outside the Netherlands - hours to buy tickets are 10:00 am-5:30 pm

Ben Campbell <ben@nostrum.com> Fri, 30 July 2010 08:12 UTC

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Subject: Re: [78attendees] Train tickets outside the Netherlands - hours to buy tickets are 10:00 am-5:30 pm
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On Jul 30, 2010, at 9:15 AM, "Alfred E. Heggestad" <aeh@db.org> wrote:

> On 7/30/10 12:32 AM, Mary Barnes wrote:
>> FYI, if you need to buy train tickets to such international places as
>> Paris, etc. in order to get out of Maastricht, the ticket booth at
>> the train station in Maastricht for such tickets is only open from
>> 10:00am - 5:30pm.  Silly me thought that since the websites indicated
>> the ticket windows were open in Maastricht station until 8:00 pm that
>> I could buy my train ticket tonite. However, despite there being
>> someone at the ticket window at 7:30 pm, I was told that  I'll have
>> to wait until 10 am in the morning since the window for
>> "international tickets" (3 feet away from the "open" ticket counter)
>> was closed.  This is the sort of information that can be extremely
>> useful to know ahead of time.
>> 
> 
> I managed to buy a ticket for EUR 16 to Brussels Airport today,
> around 08:45 this morning ...

I gather Maastricht is considered a domestic station by Belgian rail, so I would not be surprised to be able to buy a ticket to Brussels at the domestic ticket window. The window at the BRU train station said "No international tickets except Maastricht."

> 
> 
> you can also use the ticket machines, but they do not accept VISA
> 
> 
> /alfred
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