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Luggage on trains

what is the maximum amount of luggage you can bring with you on a train? Or is there a limit? I recently shared a carriage with a group of Canadians who filled half a carriage (almost) with their bags and pissed everyone off!
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Re: Luggage on trains

I guess that if you can carry it and it does not obstruct other seats or the aisles there isn't a problem. I know that it is not uncommon for people to have their luggage on adjoining seats but you would be within your rights to have a moan if all other seats were taken.
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what is the maximum amount of luggage you can bring with you on a train? Or is there a limit? I recently shared a carriage with a group of Canadians who filled half a carriage (almost) with their bags and pissed everyone off!
Half the carrige ! means ther is still one half a carrige left Canadian pissen somebody off? ne
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Re: Luggage on trains

I believe it's all you can carry. I've seen no few people take 2 or 3 sitting places (even in crowded trains!) and then pretend to bee asleep during the complete trip to avoid the groans from other users. I consider that extremely impolite, but I guess sometimes there's no choice.
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Re: Luggage on trains

this was a group of about 8 peoplewho really did take up almost half a carriage. They got on at the airport and needed over 10 minutes to load thier stuff. I don't know if they managed to get out on time. Really, with that much stuff, they should have hired a van.

people placing their luggage on seats here is worthy of a pHd theis, just why do they do it?
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Re: Luggage on trains

You should have talked to the train guard if it was REALLY causing a problem. often there is no space in the luggage racks at each end -this happened to us recently, so we put our case in front of us with feet on top so we would not take extra seating space. I suppose that luggage in the aisles etc could be a real hazard in an emergency. Possibly some people want to keep their luggage with them because of expensive contents and fear of theft?
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You should have talked to the train guard if it was REALLY causing a problem. often there is no space in the luggage racks at each end -this happened to us recently, so we put our case in front of us with feet on top so we would not take extra seating space. I suppose that luggage in the aisles etc could be a real hazard in an emergency. Possibly some people want to keep their luggage with them because of expensive contents and fear of theft?
well, I was only on the train 10 minutes, otherwise I would have complained. Would love to know what the ticket inspector said to them. They blocked the asile and several seats!
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well, I was only on the train 10 minutes, otherwise I would have complained. Would love to know what the ticket inspector said to them.
Most likely nothing! It was trying times on the train in the Geneva region during the past two weeks, given all the auto salon extra traffic and school holiday periods.

Last week, was on the train from GVA and some people with too much luggage just piled it up at the entry/exit door all the way to the ceiling. Absolutely no way use that door at all, not to mention a possibly safetly issue. The conductor walked by, shook his head in disbelief, grumbled something to himself, and did absolutely nothing.
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Re: Luggage on trains

I had this problem last sunday travelling from Chur. When we arrived in Landquart there was luggage piled up in front of both doors and someone was sitting on the stairs "in first class" . I was told by this individual that it was not their luggage but the belonged to 2nd class passengers sitting in the upper deck. I moved a piece to scramble over and open the door then I calmly moved some more out of the carriage and on to the platform to allow the other passengers to get on and I went on my way. Wonder what happened after..
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