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Border city

by PhillyJohn Online Now Jan 9, 2010 at 7:44 PM

Is saarbrucken considered a border city for the France railpass, as Salzburg & Kufstein are? If not, is thers an inexpensive way to get in to a french station (i e Forbach) each day to use a france pass? Does Forbach have a ticket office?
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    Re: Border city

    by christine.j Online Now Jan 9, 2010 at 11:39 PM

    Which Frence rail pass do you have? I know of the Saar-Lor-Lux ticket, which is good for these three regions , on Saturday or Sunday,20 Euro for one person, more expensive for a group.
    fahrkarten.bahn.de/privatkun...
    Sorry, I didn't find an English page.

    Then there is a special Saar-Lorraine price, you can get regular tickets cheaper to travel between Saarland and Lorraine.

    Forbach has an SNCF office,
    gares-en-mouvement.com/infos...

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    Re: Border city

    by bonio Online Now Jan 10, 2010 at 3:32 AM

    Unsure about the rail pass question but, a tram leaves from just outside Saarbrücken railway station with Sarregumines (spelling?), in France, rail station as it's final stop. Journey time around 25 mins.
    Hope this helps
    Alan

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    Re: Border city

    by abalada Online Now Jan 10, 2010 at 4:20 AM

    > Is saarbrucken considered a border city for the France railpass, as Salzburg & Kufstein are?
    No.
    Only with Austria and Switzerland the relations were also in the past so relaxed that solutions like that the borders of the railway systems are not identical with the political borders were possible.

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    Re: Border city

    by christine.j Online Now Jan 10, 2010 at 4:21 AM

    There is also a local bus,No.30, connecting Saarbrücken and Forbach. You can check the times on bahn.de, just be sure to spell Saarbruecken with UE, if you cannot type the two dots.

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