"Reading the info board in the station" Italy Transportation Tip by painterdave
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How to Understand the Billboard --Train Times in the stations.
The photo shows the train number, the time it leaves and where it makes stops. They are all listed by the 24 hour clock time.
Listed in the photo is the medium priced with some stops, the cheaper one that takes longer and then the fast train that costs more. Notice they are in different colors.
The track is called binario and is listed on the right side in a blue circle. Be sure and check the televsion monitors overhead in the station to see if your train might be changed to another binario.
Also, at the bottom of the listing you might find dates that the train does not run, or changes to another binario.
You can also see the time that the train is supposed to arrive at each new station, right after the name of the stop.
In larger stations there might be people to assist you if you have trouble. People who work on the trains wear uniforms (blue, white), you can stop them and ask for help. There are also information desks inside or sometimes just outside the station. The one shown here is the temporary one outside of the Venice station.
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