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This should be merged into Rail travel in Europe, I think. Pashley 20:35, 9 October 2006 (EDT)

NO WAY. The word and idea of travelling via Eurailpass has a long history and its own imagery, which one doesn't get by the new bland article title! =( -- —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 205.188.117.65 (talkcontribs)
Yes please. That way there will be one less spam haven for me to monitor. -- Colin 17:45, 26 October 2006 (EDT)
no way, there should be a separate article for wiki to direct "eurail" specific searches. also, note that she did not target the interrail article. -- —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 205.188.117.65 (talkcontribs)
I think both the interrail and eurail articles need to be merged. Mr./Mrs. Anonymous says "Eurailpass has a long history and its own imagery" but that's not really true because the European rail system is what has the long history and exciting imagery, not the passes which opened up the rail systems to foreigners and residents alike. Neither page really constitutes a need for its own seperate article because the information can be easily merged into Rail travel in Europe. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 18:33, 26 October 2006 (EDT)
no one ever says "i enjoyed my trip via the european rail system" -- it's always very specifically about "eurailing it" with a "eurailpass".
If the proposed merge is done, typing Eurail in the search will take the user directly to Rail travel in Europe. -- Colin 19:25, 26 October 2006 (EDT)
Mm-hmm. I'm kind of split on this: I usually favor long, thorough articles on topics, but Eurail's rules are just so insanely complex -- and so are Inter Rail's, which should also be merged then. Jpatokal 00:57, 27 October 2006 (EDT)
is this place like wikipedia where there is an article length limit? i think it's more interesting to click to specific articles with their own headings, rather than losing them in a v. large, general article, that tries to cover too much ground, without placing proper focus/importance on any one.
It's actually a bit the opposite: Wikitravel favors long articles, because they're easier to print out and take along. Jpatokal 08:37, 28 October 2006 (EDT)
but would anyone really print out the whole long article instead of just the very specific, very detailed parts you need? we don't want to lose the guide part of it within a huge encyclopaedic article that tries to cover everything.
no, eurail should not be merged with rail travel in Europe but maybe merged with Interrail, thus giving it its own length without losing it within rail travel in Europe but rather giving it part of a view on the more complex forms of rail travel.

No one ever says "I'm going to get a Rail travel in Europe pass" - it has always been the Eurorail (or now Eurail). 67.167.95.14 22:07, 29 October 2006 (EST)

True, but... the key part is Eurail. Having used the Eurail on a few occassions there isn't so much information that it can't be covered in Rail travel in Europe. -- Andrew H. (Sapphire) 22:12, 29 October 2006 (EST)
actually, the oldest (and most numerous) mentions in print i've seen have used eurailing and eurailpass and never Euro- and never just "rail pass".

I support merging it with Rail travel in Europe. That's what the pass is for and that's where all information about the pass should be. It is unlikely that someone's interest in a Eurail pass will be divorced from their interest in Rail travel in Europe anyway.--Wandering 22:25, 1 December 2007 (EST)

Validation[edit]

Passes must be validated by a railway agent prior to first day of use. Shouldn't that be on on the first day of use. At least that's what it was twenty years ago!--Wandering 18:24, 5 December 2007 (EST)

To be precise, passes should be validated before the first use of the pass. It's not necessary to be validated on the same day. What this means... you can ask an agent to validate a pass on December 6th and mark the first day of use as December 7th, in case you want to avoid queueing just before your scheduled train. Also, you can start using the pass for a discounted journey that doesn't need a use of travel day. The term first day of use is ambiguos.--Nitsansh 17:44, 6 December 2007 (EST)

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