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Maisels & Friends Craft beer fest / More weird train stuff
|Posted by barry on 2017-09-14 06:16:05|
|As I understand (and it's plastered all over DB trains), it is against their regulations to use a train without a valid ticket, with a fine of €40 plus the cost of the ticket (the last from memory) for transgression.|
On one of our earliest visits to Bamberg, we walked out to Hallstadt looking for the Goldene Loewen (I had read the late John White's visit report); sadly, it was closed. It was a very hot day, so we walked to the Bahnhof, which was barely a Bahnhof in those days. As we arrived, a train rumbled to a stop. It was an old train and there was hardly any platform, which made it quite a struggle to get on, especially for Jacqueline. The conductor asked us for our tickets and I looked suitably blank and offered to pay. He was actually quite nice and gave us a little telling off but took our money anyway. I wouldn't like to rely on such generosity of spirit nowadays, as things seemed to have tightened up a lot.