In this video Makayla needs a bit of help from the station manager at the train station. Will she catch her train?

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I like travelling by train. Because you can meet a lot of interesting companions by a chance. In my opinion, getting to your destination by train gives the good inception to your trip. You can feed with the spirit of adventure.
Of course, I have had a ridiculous problem with the train. It was in Germany while I was studying there by academic mobility. We, me and my friends, have planned to visit Portugal. We bought tickets, payed for the hotel. Everything was perfect. Our plane was from Bremen. We lived in another city. We always got to Bremen from our city by train. But in that day, I suppose, we were sleepy. So because of this we got on to the wrong train. Our train was the next. To be honest, I have never seen that there were 2 or more train in one rail way. Accordingly, we missed not only plane, also our trip to Portugal. This is my funniest story about train.

It's so exciting to learn with you.

I love travelling by train. I just find it marvelous.

i love travel by train because it's very comfortable and safety

I like to travel by train, it’s more comfortable and the view outside train windows is attractive sometimes.
Last time in UK we travelled by train from Bristol to Bangor, we were late, because of this we learned how convenient the UK train system is. We don’t need to worry about that I can’t get to where I aim for if I miss my train.

I have never traveled by train before.But i would love to.I would like to have the experience of travelling by train in the future.

i think its depend on my destination and my aim, because when you travel for fun, if the direction be beautiful for 3 or 4 hours its funy to have a look outside, more time you feel tired... and i prefer plane in comper with train,

Yes, I like traveling by train. I like traveling to the country sides by train but it was very rare to travel by it. The problem I had was motion sickness, therefore I couldn't feel the natures very well.

I used to commute by train. It was really convenient because it only takes me 5 minutes to the train station from my house. However, it is very difficult to book train tickets recently, and there is always full of people on the train. Sometimes there is no room for me to sit, so I have to stand for 1 hour at least to get to my destination.

Hello. I like traveling but dislike trains.