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Train station names

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Train station names

I am travelling from Lucca to Siena on Saturday 21st May and have looked at buses from Florence which I have the times for but I have checked the train times and a train leaving Lucca at 9:39 changes at Fl.RIFR at 11:11 arriving in Siena 12:38. This would seem easier but which station is this? It is in red on the trenitalia site but there is only one time given for both stations in Florence. Can Sydney Nick or anyone else explain it please?

thanks

Beverley

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1. Re: Train station names

For this jourrney, you change at Firenze Rifredi.

If you do not understand the abbreviations on Trenitalia, select the train with the radio button at right and then click "Details by selection". This will show the station names in full.

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2. Re: Train station names

Thanks Nick, super speedy reply. Does that mean that we would change at Fl.Rifr at 11:11 and that the train to Siena then stops at the central station also before going to Siena??? or does the train not stop at the central station at all?? also Is this station smaller than the Florence central station which would make finding the correct platform easier?

See just more questions....sorry.

Beverley

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3. Re: Train station names

You may find the German rail website easier to handle, they know all (or most) Italian connections too:

http://www.bahn.de/i/view/USA/en/index.shtml

On that site, you hit the V sign to the left of the desired connection in the result list, and then you can hit the train number (R3047 and R11745 respectively) to get the full list of stops the train makes.

You'll see that your first train after Rifredi continues to Florence Central (which is called Santa Maria Novella, not Centrale), and that your connecting train leaves from S.M.N. before hitting Rifredi.

So it's a good idea to change at Rifredi instead, because you'll have more time to change trains and it will be easier to change at a smaller (and less crowded) station.

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4. Re: Train station names

Thanks to you both for the great advice,navigating the train timetables is so much easier when you have such great tips to follow.

Beverley

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