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There are four dancing lines , which goes through Arctic Circle, one in Norway, in Norland between Trondheim and Bodoe, one in Swenen- Norway from Stockholm, Umea to Kiruna, Narvik and two in Finland, first line is from Oulu and Kemi to Rovaniemi and Kemjarvi, second line is from Oulu and Kemi to Kolari. The dancing line in Norway is by coast and fjords, it is realised by NSB. There is a lot of snow in winter and days are short, light is just 1-3 hours long in December. There is quite lot of mountains around and sea too. Summer is with a lot of rain and temperature 10- 20. Winter temperature is around zero, from -10 to +5 usually, frost -15 or -20 degrees is rare, sometimes, winter can be colder in Spain or in Greece in mountains. From Oslo to Bodoe, you always have to change dance floor in Trondheim. Lets search for dance floors from Trondheim to Bodoe. Blue- Black Dancing here can be pretty difficult. You have only one train during day and one train at night. Daily dance floor R or IC (REG 471 at idos.cz) goes from Trondheim S 7: 38 and arrives to Bodoe 17: 28, so it takes 9: 50, almost 10 hours. It is 26 stops and 11 stops are with request only . There are high probability for changing conductors during journey. But conductor all check tickets probably after Trondheim resp. Bodoe and probably not or just few times more far behind Trondheim or Bodoe, but you can try just pretend sleep, conductor do not remember after long time and he does not care so much, who is new. The second line is in Sweden, from Stockholm to Narvik. It goes throught Stockhlm, Gavle, Hudiksvall, Sundsvall, Umea, Boden-Lulea, Kiruna, Narvik. This is most north dancing line in Shenghen or European Union. There are plenty trains from Stockholm to Gavle, Hudiksvall, Sundsvall, a lot of high-speed dance floors SJ Snabbstaag and long journey trains (SJ IC, SJ Nattaget, Arctic circle train). Some SJ Snabbstaag goes more north to Umea and there are SJ IC, SJ Orviga ,SJ Nattaget (night train) and local Norrtaag from Umea to Boden and Lulea. It is 6 stops between Sundsvall and Umea with SJ Snabbtaag or night trains NZ 91, NZ 92 (NZ 91 and NZ 92 goes between Goteborg, Stockholm and Lulea – SJ Nattaget at departure board). Stops are: (Sundsvall, Timraa, Härnösand, Kramfors, Örnsköldsvik C, Umeaa Östra, Umeaa Central). From Stockholm-Sundsvall to Umea goes one SJ Snabbstaag in morning and 2-3 trains SJ Snabbtaag in afternoon-evening. From Umea goes one SJ Snabbstaag at early morning, one at morning and one at afternoon. NZ 92 goes at early morning 2:58 from Sundsvall and NZ 91 at evening 22:26 from Umea. NZ 91 and NZ 92 can be marked like R 91 and R 91 between Sundsvall and Luleaa at idos.cz and SJ Orviga at departure board. There is once a 1-3 hours local dance floor Norrtaag between Sundsvall and Umea, but it is 11 stops and many stops can be without waiting room. Temperature -30 is possible already there. Stops are: (Umeaa Central, Umeaa Östra, Hörnefors, Nordmaling, Husum(S), Örnsköldsvik Norra, Örnsköldsvik C, Kramfors, Härnösand, Timraa, Sundsvall Västra, Sundsvall Central ). There is SJ Nattaget night dance floor Arctic circle train (NZ 94 to Narvik and NZ 93 to Stockholm only with 4 stops (Sundsvall Central, Härnösand station , Kramfors, Örnsköldsvik C, Umeaa Central). NZ 94 goes at evening 22:34 from Sundsvall and NZ 93 goes at early morning (1:19) from Umea. From Umeaa to Boden is more difficult, because there are not so many trains. There are only two night trains quite early morning and one train during day. One is NZ 92 from from Umea 6:30 to Boden and Lulea, which can be marked at idos cz too like blue regional R 92 from Sundsvall, Umeaa to Boden, Lulea. This train has 5 stops (Umeaa Central, Vindeln, Bastuträsk, Jörn, Älvsbyn, Boden, Sunderby sjukhus, Luleaa Central). And there is of course night dance floor NZ 94 Arctic Circle train with 4 stops only (Umeaa Central, Bastuträsk, Jörn, Älvsbyn, Boden). There is once a day regional dance floor R 7108 Norrtaag Umea C 16:11 – Boden C 19:27 with 8 stops, 3 more stops to Lulea central 20 :05. Stops are (Umeaa Central, Vannasby, Tvaralund, Vindeln, Hällnäs, Bastuträsk, Jörn, Älvsbyn, Boden, Sunderby sjukhus, Luleaa Notviken, Luleaa Central) So there is only one train per day in some stops and many stations can be without waiting room. Death during exam is possible here. In winter can be -30 degrees often here. All stops extra are between Umea and first stop (Vindeln) Bastuträsk, except Hällnäs. Hällnäs is strange too, only one train Norrtaag to direction Boden, Lulea stops here . From Boden to Umeaa goes at night NZ 93 Arctic Circle train with 4 stops from Boden 21:55 (Boden, Älvsbyn, Jörn, Bastuträsk, Umeaa) and R 91 (SJ Orviga) from Boden 18:25 with 5 stops (Boden, Älvsbyn, Jörn, Bastuträsk, Vindeln, Umeaa). R 91(NZ 91 or NZ 3291) continues to Kramfors and Härnösand (Sundsvall, Stockholm, Goteborg). There is only once a day in early morning one local dance floor R 7103 Norrtaag with 7 stops. Two more stops are between Vindeln and Umeaa. All stops: (Boden, Älvsbyn, Jörn, Bastuträsk, Vindeln,Tvaralund, Vannasby, Umeaa). All extra-stops are close to Umeaa too. Boden is big crossroad. One direction by train and road is to Lulea. It is 1-3 stops and trains goes quite often, in morning and afternoon-evening every 1-2 hours, but no train 11-14 h. There are Long journey SJ IC trains (IC at idos.cz), night trains SJ Nattaget (NZ at idos.cz) and trains SJ Orviga (R at idos.cz) in Boden. From Lulea is road like motorway to Finland, but no train. You can check hitchhicking places at map. First train station with good connection is Kemi and it is one stop and 58 minutes between Kemi and Oulu. Between Boden and Kiruna. SJ IC trains goes between Lulea-Boden-Kirina-Narvik (IC 95 from Kiruna, Narvik and IC 96 to Kiruna, Narvik) with four stops and there are long journey dance floors between Stockholm and Narvik (NZ 94 Arctic Circle train in early morning to Kiruna, Narvik and NZ 93 Arctic Circle train in afternoon-evening from Narvik, Kiruna to Boden, Stockholm) with four stops between Boden and Kiruna. Stops for SJ IC and SJ Nattaget (IC and NZ at idos.cz) are: (Boden, Murjek, Nattavaara, Gällivare, Kiruna), journey takes about 3:05-3:40 hours. There are during day 3 regional dance floors in each direction (one in morning and two in afternoon) Norrtaag dancing company. Norrtaag dance floor has usually only 4 same stops too, like with long journey trains, BUT one Norrtaag train per day has 3 extra stops (R 7154 Norrtaag Lulea 16:30 Boden 17:03 Kiruna 20:07 and R 7151 Norrtaag Kiruna 6:20 Boden 9:27-9:29 Lulea 9:52) R 7154 and R 7151 has three more stops between Gällivare and Kiruna - (Fjällaasen, Kaitum, Sjisjka). How many stations are with waiting room is dubious, but waiting room is closed at night. And there are three stations, where is easy to stack whole night or day. Especially in these dangerous stations with only one train per day in one direction - Death during exam is possible here, in case, that you fail. Temperature in winter can be easily -30 and rarely -40. Between Kiruna and Narvik. This is area with mountains and lakes and many small villages and resorts. Narvik has quite mild winter with temperature from -10 to -15, sometimes -15, but rarely -20 and mountains divide warm Atlantic air and cold continental air. There are big temperature differences in small distances or between valley and hill. There are two trains per day in one direction between Kiruna and Narvik. It is 7 or 8 or 11 stops between Kiruna and Narvik. Dance floor NZ 93 Arctic circle train (SJ Nattaget) from Stocholm to Narvik (from Stockholm 17:29, Kiruna 9:36-9:54 , Narvik 12:29, 7 stops) from Narvik to Stockholm (NZ 93 Arctic circle train Narvik 15:15, Kiruna 17:58-18:25, Sockholm 9:15, 8 stops). Second train is with 11 stops, IC 96 from Lulea-Boden-Kiruna to Narvik (IC 96 Kiruna 14:19-14:45 and Narvik 17:45, 11 stops) and IC 95 from Narvik to Kiruna-Boden-Lulea (IC 95 Narvk 11:00, Kiruna 13:43-14:02). Many stations should be with waiting room, but some stations have waiting room. And some stations has only one train per day in one direction. Oceanic side of mountains is warmer, but there still can be -15 or even -20. Valleys in mountains and area around Kiruna can be very cold, sometimes -30 or even -40 degrees and death during exam is possible here.Riksgränsen station (68.4266 north) is station by SE-NO border (in Sweden, 1 km from border). Bjoernfjell is first station in Norway, about 1.5 km from border.This dancing line is most north at all in Europe, except Russia. Another three dancing lines goes about 67 degrees only , or through Arctic Circle. But dancing line between Kiruna and Narvik crosses 68 degrees north. NZ 93 Arctic Circle Train( Narvik 15: 15 BO, Katterat 15: 42 15:43, Bjoernfjell 15: 59 16: 00, Riksgränsen station 16: 04, Katterjaakk station 16: 10, Björkliden station 16: 31, Abisko Turiststation 16: 41, Abisko Östra Station 16: 47, KIRUNA STATION 17: 58 18:25, Gällivare station 19: 34, Nattavaara station 20: 08, Murjek station 20:41 20:42, Boden Centralstation 21:38 21:55, Älvsbyn station 22: 24, Jörn station 23: 25, Bastuträsk station 23: 48, Umeaa Central 1: 15 1:19, Örnsköldsvik C 2:17 , Kramfors 3: 03, Härnösand station 3:31, Sundsvall Central 4:24 4:35, Hudiksvall station 5:39, Söderhamn station 6:18 6:29, Gävle Central 7:25 7:27, Uppsala Central 8:26 8:33 GO, Arlanda Central 8:51 8:54 GO, Stockholm Central 9: 15 GO) Third journey through Arctic circle is in Finland. It goes from Oulu to Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi. There are three daily IC dance floors and two night IC dance floors. Daily ICs are one from-to Helsinki, one from-to Kuopio and one just from-to Oulu. Night dance floors are from-to Helsinki. Rovaniemi is last big city with quite good train connection. Rovaniemi station is still not behind Arctic Circle, it is still (66.4980 north), Arctic circle is 66.55, it goes probably through most north houses in Rovaniemi. Dancing line continues east-east-north with two stops Misi and Kemijärvi. These stops are behind Arctic circle already. But only one train per day goes in one direction from-to Misi (66.6179 north) and Kemijärvi (66.7243 north,. It is night dance floor between Helsinki and Kemijärvi. Dancing line continues from Kemijärvi to east-east-north to Murmansk in Russia, without trains. Some HOBO (Freight train) can go there with wood. But Russia is with hard passports and visa checking and it is really violent country. Trains that goes from-to Kemijärvi, has only one stop between Oulu and Rovaniemi, it is Kemi (Crossroad). All other trains stops: (Oulu (Uleaborg), Kemi, Tervola, Muurola, Rovaniemi). IC 265 Night Dance Floor From Helsinki (Oulu (Uleaborg) 4:50 4:57, Kemi 6:03 6:07, Rovaniemi 7:28 7:40, Misi 8:16 8:17, Kemijärvi 8:45) IC 273 Night Dance Floor from Helsinki (Oulu (Uleaborg) 7:19 7:43, Kemi 8:47 8:51, Tervola 9:32 9:33, Muurola 10:19 10:20, Rovaniemi 10:40) IC 711 from Kuopio (Oulu (Uleaborg) 12:24 12:27, Rovaniemi 17:17) IC 415 from Oulu (Oulu (Uleaborg) 18:30, Rovaniemi 20:44) IC 27 from Helsinki (Oulu (Uleaborg) 20:52 20:56, Rovaniemi 23:34) IC 22 to Helsinki (Rovaniemi 5:55, Oulu (Uleaborg) 8:15 8:33) IC 414 to Oulu (Rovaniemi 9:27, Oulu (Uleaborg) 11:50) IC 416 to Oulu (Rovaniemi 12:09, Oulu (Uleaborg) 14:23) IC 710 to Kuopio (Rovaniemi 15:18, Oulu (Uleaborg) 17:37 17:42) IC 266 Night Dance Floor to Helsinki (Rovaniemi 18:03, , Oulu (Uleaborg) 20:55 21:23) IC 274 Night Dance Floor to Helsinki (Kemijärvi 19:45, Misi 20:11 20:12, Rovaniemi 20:50 21:15, Kemi 22:30 22:33, Oulu (Uleaborg) 23:36 23:42) Trains between Oulu and Kolari seems to be extreme rare. There are only few days at spring with express night train between Helsinki and Kolari. There can be some HOBO (freight train) with wood, but it is possible only in Summer, of course. Stops are: (Oulu, Kemi, Tornio Itäinen, Ylitornio, Pello, Kolari). Tornio Itäinen is station by Baltic coast and SE-FI border. But there are almost no trains, so closest good station is Kemi. Dancing line between and Kolari is by Sweden-Finland border and river. Position of stations by openstreetmaps.org: Oulu (65.0114, 25.4842), Kemi (65.7368, 24.5745), Tornio Itäinen (65.8508, 24.18293), Ylitornio ( 66.3244, 23.6825), Pello (66.7843, 23.9928), Kolari (67.3488, 23.8360). Arctic circle is between Ylitornio and Pello. You can find ''' some info about train connections and pricing''' at '''vr.fi''' The '''map of dancing lines in Finland an information about trains, locomotives, stops''' are at English Wikipedia. '''en. wikipedia. org/wiki/VR_Group''' it is quite big portal at Wikipedia. And you can find '''train connections with all stops''' in Finland and whole Europe at '''jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlaky/spojeni/ ''' ''' Commuter dance floors around Helsinki are pretty easy.''' There are conductors usually around middle of train, in ticket selling zone. They just sell the tickets if somebody wants, and they does not check it. Sometimes – they walk through whole train, if somebody want to buy ticket (they does not check). The area, where tickets selling is not common (and conductors are not so often there) is market by red line through tickets, there are conductors less often. The commuter city dance floors without regular checking have good range around Helsinki. The '''P train''' runs circle Helsinki-Airport_Helsinki. This train is not at idos.cz. There are a lot of good dancing network of commuter city trains on dancing line ('''Helsinki - Pasila Böle – Leppävaara – Kirkkonummi'''), it is relative far to Kirkkonummi for city commuter dance floors. IC dance floors or Pendolinos (with three numbers) from-to Turku has not so many stops - ''(Helsinki - Pasila Böle – Leppävaara - (Kirkkonummi) – Karjaa Karis – Salo - Kupittaa – Turku Abo)'' and some IC trains begins-ends one more stop in Turku Abo Hamm, harbour for ferry (from Turku Abo Hamn 8:10 and 20:20). If you travel from Turku to Helsinki, you need to survive in IC train until Kirkkonummi or Leppävaara, ICs almost do not stop in Kirkkonummi, only IC from Turku 20:20 and 17:17, IC from Helsinki 5:17 and 6:27 stops there. I'' C 942 5:32-7:25, IC 944 6:22-8:15, S2 976 Pendolino 7:08-8:46'' (stops only Turku Abo - Kupittaa - Pasila Böle – Helsinki), ''IC 946 7:30-9:23, IC 948 8:30-10:23'', starts 8:10 in harbour Turku satama (Abo hamn) after ferry arrival, ''IC 950 9:30-11:23, IC 954 11:30-13:23, S2 958 Pendolino 13:30-15:23'', same stops like ICs, ''IC 960 14:30-16:23, IC 982 15:21-17:23, IC 984 16:21-18:23, IC 986 17:17-19:26, stops in Kirkkonummi, IC 968 18:30-20:23, IC 972 20:30-22:26'', stops in Kirkkonummi, starts 20:20 in harbour Turku satama (Abo hamn) after ferry arrival, the last one. Trains for passengers are super rare, but there is rail-road in use. There can be some cargo trains, probably with wood . There is a lot of lakes, forest in this area and a lot of mosquitoes in Summer. So it can be possible to hind some HOBO (taking freight trains or freight hoping) and travel by train hoping on wood. The rail-road ends little bit behind Kolari, there can be some freight trains. Dancing company '''X-Taaget''' is similar to Taag I Bergslagen. Trains are not so long, it should be with two toilets and toilets are free most of time. However in this area, amount of passengers is not so big, it is difficult to hide between passengers. Many stations are small without waiting room and interval to next train can be many hoour (and last train is not so late). Temperature in this area can be in winter bellow -30 or even -35 already. Dancing in United kingdom are quite fast, 200-250 km/h is quite common, so it is quite scary prom. Many dance floors have own stop list and it is very different for optimalize dancing speed. Interval to next train is usually 15-60 minutes. Distance between stops is 25-100 km. There are usually a lot of passengers in train, especially at afternoon. Because of Britain population is huge.
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Standing near the train track and be hitchhiking train ? It hardly.
But we can succeed
on the dance floor.
== If you're in an organised [[Hitchhiking competitions|hitchhiking competition]]... ==
[[File:Trainaschaffenburgtonürnberg.jpg|thumb|right|300px|Photo taken while
dancing - hitchhiking a train in Germany. Translation: "All aboard! But please only with a ticket." ...heeheehee let's dance.]]
...then it is very possible. Choose your
dance floor and wait at the platform. When the train arrives, work out who the conductor is and run up to him/her. Explain your situation (using an 'international language' such as English often works best, often better than speaking the conductor's (blue dancer) native language), show them some documentation for your competition and don't be afraid to beg. Telling a story about a dangerous experience two hours ago on the roadside (true or not...), and how much you want some safe and secure travel after the traumatic experience, works well. By this time, the train is now running nearly a minute late and there is a good chance that the conductor will say Yes, because he needs to end the conversation and keep the train moving. So get in, sit back and relax :).
[[User:tmoon|Tom]] and his two team-mates tried using this trick when
dancing through the [[Netherlands]] and [[Germany]] on [[Sheffield]] University's 'Bummit' hitchhiking competition. 9 out of 13 conductors we asked said Yes, and let us travel as much as we needed on their trains. It didn't work when the train was either crossing an international border, or it was a high-speed train, or the conductor just didn't want to bend the rules...
== [[Train hopping]] ==
In the [[United States of America|United States]], [[train hopping]] is still quite popular. In many states it's easier than hitchhiking. This is advanced
dance style. But be careful on this type of dance floor. If you have not so good dance skills, then better forget this dance style. It is relative dangerous and failure can caused death during exam, and of course, you can get high penalty too (Pounds 1000 in United Kingdom). Threat is not only penalty like inside dance floor for passengers.
dancing styles and guidelines ==
Train hopping in Europe is generally easy as countries don't have a good system to track fines. This means that if you have for example a Spanish passport and got a fine in France, you won't get the fine ever, except if you move to France one day and get a job etc.
There are different
approcahes to train hopping but it's good to keep in mind that the ticket inspectors are aware of all tricks and games. You can try and stay in the toilet for the whole journey but in some countries and trains they can unlock the toilet if they suspect you don't have a ticket, especialy in central Europe (Czech, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary). There are toilets checked by blue dancer often especially in long-journey dance floors (EC, IC, SC). You could leave the door unlocked to try and fool them but that means every passenger would open the door as well... You can run around the train as well, trying to avoid the ticket inspector which may or may not work. These techniques may get you into more trouble and are generally not pleasurable but are very important for people with no ID since if you get caught and the ticket inspector wants to write you a fine, they will ask for a passport and if you don't have one or refuse to give it it is very likely that they call the cops.
So for people with ID, who are foreigners in the country, in most cases it is OK simply to find a quite place on the train, wait for the ticket inspector and kindly explain to them your situation (imaginary or not). In a lot of countries the law says they are obliged to write you a fine (which you will never have to pay as long as you give a fake address or say you don't have one) but they may kick you off. They may also threaten to call the police. It depends on each person how they prefer to deal with this - whether to argue or not, whether to plea or not but just keep calm as if you get aggressive it is a valid reason to get the cops on you. In case that a ticket inspector actually calls the police without a valid reason (no ID, being aggressive) don't panic, the most that can happen is they search you and/or escort you off the train station.
Generally, when choosing which train to take, opt for express trains - those with fewest stops, as you are unlikely to get far with regional ones - and you may get stuck in a station where almost no trains stop. It's very useful to memorize (or write down) the timetable, so that you instantly know which is the best train to take after you get kicked out of the previous one.
In central Europe (Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, Hungary, Lithuania...) - you can use
dance style tat is called short distant ticket trick. Conductor usually check only new passengers and he do not remember their final destination. So you buy ticket only for short distance and you show it to conductor. But after final destination on the ticket you continue journey, sit and sleep. This is not complete free, but cheap. More difficult dance style is similar. Blue dancer come and he check new passengers. You are new but you do not respond }sleep, look out of window, read a book).
== Searching for train connection and stops during journey ==
This application usually marks most of regional-commuter trains like '''blue R''' some commuter trains are missing (commuter trains by Stockholm, P train in Helsinki), and it marks '''green''' all '''IC''', '''EC''' or '''high-speed trains''' with seat reservation obligatory. it shows seat reservation obligatory in all IC-EC trains. Only few international
dance floors are '''red''' like '''EN''' and '''INT'''
The '''semi-regional trains''' for longer journey are usually marked like blue too, but the letters are various, some are still like '''blue R''' (for example in Sweden '''OTU''' - Oresundstaag, in Norway '''REG''' trains are regional, not local trains). The '''long journey trains''' are usually green with letters EC, IC or specific letters ('''TGV''' in France, '''X2''' is ''SJ Snabbstaag'' in Sweden, '''S2''' is ''Pendolino'' in Finland, Green '''AE''' or Red '''INT''' is ''Allegro train'' between Helsinki and St. Pettersburk, '''FR''' or '''FA''' is high-speed train in Italy - Treno Alta Velocita, '''FB''' is something like IC train in Italy - FB FRECCIABIANCA). Some Night trains are marked '''ICN''' (green) and some night Trains like green '''NZ''' (Moscow-Helsinki), some night trains are red '''EN''' - Euronight. Many night trains (in Finland, in Sweden are marked like green IC or even blue REG in Norway)
But '''some Long Journey IC trains are still blue like regional''' (ICs in Norway are marked like blue REG, long journey
dance floors from Stockholm to Narvik or (Goteborg) Stockholm-Lulea or Lulea-Narvik are marked sometimes like blue R Arcitic circle train)
Sometimes - '''one trains is marked like two another trains''' (R train Helsinki-Tampere, trains between Oslo and Goteborg), and some trains has two symbols (for example train between Helsinki and St. Peterburg is red INT or Green AE ). Even some high speed trains can be missing there (probably purple Treno Italio - AV
dance floor in Italy).
The most important for this Czech database is '''that you can find stops during journey''' Unfortunately - you can not find in this Czech application, which stations has waiting room, or when waiting room is closed.
There is no ticket control during entering into station or entering into train. But if your appearance is like homeless or backpacker, conductor can ask you for a ticket while entering into night train. There are not so many passengers in night trains.
'''Conductor usually does not check toilets.''' You can try to hide there and does not lock the door. But do not stay in toilet too long, because another passengers can go there too. Stay there just when conductor is passing around. Or you can just play like you were already checked or you just hide between many passengers, especially close to bigger town. You tan try '''short distance ticket trick''' in regional trains R and REX. You buy ticket for 15-40 km (around 5-8 Eur), you let be checked and you continue much further after. But it is quite expensive in '''EC''' and '''RailJet'''
dance floors with not so many stops. If you are captured, you can be simply kicked out, especially from regional train. There is bigger probability, that conductor write fine for you in EC, RailJet or night train. Or he just kick you out. Some Peter's friends was captured in Austria (Austrian residents too), and they sometimes got fine, which will be never paid, or they has been kicked out. Penalty is around Eur 103, but you don't need to pay, if you are not from Austria, or you can give fake address.
There are really a '''lot of police checking in trains from Italy to Austria and Germany''''' (especially direction to Germany), and maybe in trains from Wien to Munchen can be police too. They control everything on platforms and many times in train (especially close to Italy-Austria border), because of Immigrants. Police checks toilets, space under seats too. But they are searching for immigrants, they do not check usually European people. And they checks ID, not tickets. But they can check some drug smuggling too.
First type is '''regional
dance floor R'''. This train have a lot of stops, every 3-10 km. Interval to next train is usually 1-2 hours. PeterOB have not tried this dance floor. There can be a lot of people inside close to big city and conductor can go only one time, or not so often. But it is dubious. The '''REX dance floor''' is similar to R dance floor. But distance between stops is bigger, around 15-30 km and interval to next train can be around 2 hour (include R trains shorter).
You can try short distance ticket trick – you buy ticket only for short distance (around 15-30 km, it cost 6-8 Eur), you will show ticket and you will continue longer than destination in you ticket. Or you can try to hide between passengers close to big town or toilet tactic (you just sit on toilet when conductor goes around and you don't lock the door). You can play that you were already checked after first control too, when conductor goes around.
If you want to go to Italy, stops for REX train are: ''(Innsbruck Hbf, Matrei am Brenner, Steinach in Tirol, Brennero/Brenner – border with Italy, few stations to Bolzano (3 or 7))''. '''Between Brennero to Bolzano''' is easy to
dance – Italian regional train goes there, usually without checking. From Italy to North – there is regional train (treno regionale) from Bolzano to Brenero once a hour. Conductor usually do not check tickets but police is searching for immigrants. There is truck stop with wingette selling for Austria and fuel station in Brenero. Really Lot of trucks are there. But you have to cross motorway with not so many cars. You have to be careful during this action. Or you can take EC train from Verona to Germany, it is one stop from Brennero to Insbruck, and conductor goes there (and police too). Then you take for free city bus to east Insbruck and there is entrance to motorway.
'''Night trains are good''', because '''they have not so many stops'''. But there are only beds with reservation and it is possible that you can't get inside coupe and you stay at corridor with backpack and conductor will see you. These trains are international, with police, and conductors too, of course. And conductor might ask you for a ticket during boarding. But these trains are quite long and you just get in as in shade as possible.
But long journey train R409 does not go every day.
Next type is '''EC
dance floor'''. EC train goes usually once a 1 hour or once a 2 hour. Distance between stops are usually 30-80 km, conductor goes usually every stops. PeterOB tried only two EC trains for one stop only, he was hiding in toilet with unlocked doors when conductor pass around. But you can just play that you were already checked. Ticket for shorter distance than you go is possible, but not so cheap. And some EC trains (from-to Italy) are only with few passengers, these trains are quite empty. There are lot of coops in direction from Italy to Germany and they look everywhere (toilets, under seats), because they check immigrants.
There are EC trains between '''Munchen (DE)''' and '''Verona (IT)''' once a two hours, in both directions. Some trains continue from-to '''Venecia''' or '''Bolonga'''. Stops are: ''(München Hbf , München Ost, Rosenheim , Kufstein, Wörgl Hbf, Jenbach, Innsbruck Hbf, Brennero/Brenner, Fortezza/Franzensfeste, Bressanone/Brixen, Bolzano/Bozen, Trento, Rovereto, Verona Porta Nuova, Bologna Centrale, or erona Porta Nuova, Vicenza, Padova, Venezia Mestre , Venezia Santa Lucia)''. There are Italian conductors in Italy and probably German conductors in Germany.
Situation between Insbruck and Rosenheim is better, because there goes '''RailJet
dance floor''' to Wien once a hour.
Next and best type of
dance floor is blue '''Railjet''', because of fewest stops. The distance between stops is around 40-100 km or even longer. There are usually two conductors and a lot of passengers. You can hide in toilet and play shitting when conductor is passing around, PeterOB already tried it successfully. Or you can try just be between passengers and play that you were already checked.
Railjet or EC
dance floor '''between Munchen (DE) – Wien (- Budapest)''' goes once a two hours, but '''between Salzburg and Wien''' more than once a hour: Journey Munchen-Wien takes only 4 hours and it is 2:40 hours from Wien to Budapest, stops are ''(München Hbf, Salzburg Hbf , Linz Hbf, St.Pölten Hbf, Wien Meidling, Wien Hbf )'' and some Railjet dance floors from Munchen continues to Hungary with stops ''( Wien Hbf, Hegyeshalom, Mosonmagyarovar, Györ, Tatabanya, Budapest-Kelenföld, Budapest-Keleti pu)''. The Night train '''EN 463 Kalman Imre''' has the same stops ''(München Hbf 23:35 …... Wien Hbf 6:35-6:39 …... Budapest-Keleti pu (9:24)''.
'''Wien – Budapest:''' The journey is around 2:40 hours, '''RailJet
dance floor''' goes every hour, stops are ''(München Hbf, Salzburg Hbf , Linz Hbf, St.Pölten Hbf, Wien Meidling, Wien Hbf )''. Railjet or EC dance floors usually begins at Munchen Hbf. Some EC dance floors continues behind Budapest, for example 4 hours more to Nyiregyhaza , stops are: (Budapest-Keleti pu, Szolnok, Törökszentmiklos, Kisujszallas, Karcag, Püspökladany, Hajduszoboszlo, Debrecen, Nyiregyhaza).
'''(Zürich HB - Switzerland) - Insbruck-Wien:''' It is around 4:15 hod long journey, '''RailJet''' trains goes every hour (from Zürich HB to Insbruck Hbf once a two hours). Some RailJets begin in Switzerland (Zürich HB) and some RailJet trains does not stops between Salzburg and Insbruck. Stops are: ''(Zürich HB , Sargans , Buchs SG, Feldkirch, Bludenz, St. Anton am Arlberg, Landeck-Zams, Imst-Pitztal, Ötztal, Innsbruck Hbf, Wörgl Hbf , Kufstein, Salzburg Hbf, Linz Hbf, St.Pölten Hbf, Wien Meidling, Wien Hbf, Flughafen Wien)''.
'''Wien – Bratislava SK:''' There are local
dance floors from Slovakian dancing company, train runs once a 30-60 min from 4am to midnight. It is 66 km and 66 minutes and 7 stops. You can try just hide between passengers or in toilet. Short distance ticket trick can be more difficult. Stops are: ''(Wien Hbf, Wien Simmering, Wien Stadlau , Wien Hausfeldstrass, Siebenbrunn-Leopoldsdorf, Marchegg, Devínska N.Ves, Bratislava hl.st.)''.
'''From Graz to Wien and Czech Republic:''' There is RailJet
dance floor once a 2 hours ''(Graz – Wien - Prague)'', and few EC dance floors goes from Wien to Czech Republic. It is 90 km and 54 minutes from Wien Hbf to ''first Czech station Breclav''. Most of trains are RailJet and they continue to Brno, Prague. Stops are ''(Graz Hbf , Bruck/Mur, Kapfenberg, Mürzzuschlag, Semmering, Wiener Neustadt Hbf, Wien Meidling, Wien Hbf, Breclav, Brno hl.n., Ceska Trebova, Pardubice hl.n. Praha hl.n.)''. RJ from Wien 19:02 has four more stops in Czech – ''Blansko, Letovice, Svitavy, Kolin''.
There are EC trains, which goes''' from Wien to Breclav and Ostrava, Bohumin, Poland'''. EC 104 Sobieski 8:10 from Wien continue to Breclav, Hodonin, Ostravava hl.n. 10:59-11:01, Warszawa Centralna 15:04-15:20, Gdansk Glowny 11:11-18:14, Gdynia Glowna 18:36. From Wien 14:10 EC 102 Polonia continue to Warszawa, the same EC 406 Chopin from Wien 22:50 to Warszawa and D 100 Moravia (with beds too) from Wien 18:10 to Bohumin 21:08. But it os much more stops on the journey.
It is ''only one stop from Wien to Breclav (CZ)'', ''8 stops from Breclav to Bohumin'' (last CZ station), ''9 stops from Bohumin to Warszawa Centralna'', ''6 stops from Warszawa Centralna to Gdansk Glowny'' and ''from Gdansk Glowny last 5 stops to Gdynia Glowna (18:36)''. Only train from Wien 8:10 continue behind Warszawa to Baltic sea (Gdansk).
There are local
dance floors '''from Wien to Breclav''' too, they runs once a two hours, it is ''from Wien Hbf 1:29 hour and 9 stops in Wien, 14 more stops after Wien to Breclav''. This train can be with a lot of passengers close to Wien and conductor can go only 1-2 times. But it is much more better to take EC or RailJet dance floor without stop between Wien and Breclav, than local dance floor R or REX with lot of stops.
There are trains '''from Linz to CZ (Ceske Budejovice and Prague)'''. It can be only 5 stops from ''Linz'' to ''Summerau'' (last stop in Austria), next stop is ''Horni Dvoriste (CZ)'' and 10 more stops to ''Ceske Budejovice''. But some local trains from ''Linz hbf'' has 14 stops to ''Summerau'' and more 12 stops from ''Horni Dvoriste'' to ''Ceske Budejovice''. Many stops are Request only. '''REX trains''' has from ''Linz'' 5 stops to ''Summerau'' usually and stops in Czech: ''(Rubnik, Kaplice, Velesin mesto, Ceske Budejovice, Tabor, Praha hl.n., Praha Holesovice)'' – not so many stops in Czech Republic. There is usually one local train from Linz to Ceske Budejovice once a 2 hours and REX train from Linz directly to Prague only once 4-6 hours, these trains are best with fewest stops in Czech.
Last type is '''ICE
dance floor'''. ICE trains goes usually in Germany and only few ICE goes to Austria. One ICE goes '''from Wien to Munchen and Hamburg'''. Another ICE goes from Insbruck to Munchen and more further (Berlin, Hamburg). ICE has in Austria the same stops like RailJet or IC trains, but in Germany – ICE are faster (up to 300 kph) and with not so many stops. Distance between stops can be 100-500 km. Conductor check it in Germany very hard and you can get fine or conductor call the police. 'Germany is not recommended for BlackRiding. PeterOB's friend was two times captured in Germany (train and tram) and he was 14 days in prison. But it is probably not so hard now, it was few years back. Usually only one or two ICE a day gets from-to Wien or Insbruck.
== [[Belgium]] ==
And one more trick in trains between Bratislava and Kosice, which go through Zilina. This trains have a lot of carriages, and still sometimes crowded. Number of carriages is 10-13 during day with 2-3 conductors and 5-7 carriages during night time with 1-2 conductors. The key is that conductor do not go so often, usually once a 2-5 stations, especially in night trains. You can walk around conductor to area where tickets have been already checked. You can use outside way in some stops or walk around conductor inside train (wait when conductor finish your wagon and return for backpack). Interval to next check is quite long and conductor check new passengers only. You do not answer for new passenger checking (Sleep, look out of window, read a book). But be carefull in station Zilina - this is place for change conductors crew and new conductors checked all passengers. Similar situation is for EC from Prague to Budapest in Slovakian area (From Kuty to Sturovo). Conductor go only one or two times and you can walk around conductor. The similar situation is fror IC and EX trains from Prague to Zilina through Vsetin and Puchov. Conductor go only one or two times and you can change trains in Puchov (train from Bratislava go few minutes after) in Slovakian part. Ticket between last czech and first slovakian stop is quite expensive, and price in train (buy from conductor) can be cheaper than normal. Conductor usually do not go in border Kuty-Breclav but yes in border Horni Lidec - Puchov. If you are captured without ticket, you can be kicked out or conductor ask for paying penalty or your ID in EC train. Because of immigrats and druck, there are usually cops or security in international EC trains and sometimes might check your backpack and pockets (in Czech Area sometimes, especially in trains from Poland). More coops an be in international trains now because of immigrants. Trains between Kosice and Bratislava though Zilina, Trains between Czech Republic and Budapest through Bratislava and trains from Czech to Zilina through Puchov go once a two hours during day time.
[[Dancing lines through Arctic Circle ]] ==
most north Norwegian dancing line by NSB, and it goes through Arctic Circle (66.55 degrees or 66 degrees 33 minutes) Arctic circle is between Mo i Rana and Bodoe, more exactly between Mo i Rana (66.3905 north) and Loensdal (66. 7432 north), northest stations are Valnesfjord (67.2995), Tverlandet (67.3019), Moerkved (67.2838), Bodoe (67.2864), northest point of track looks to be by fjord coast (67.3305 north, 15.1567 east). Stops in line Trondheim- Bodoe (REG 471) are: (Trondheim S 7:38 ,Vaernes 8:10- 8:11 ,Stjoerdal 8:16-8:17 ,Levanger 9:06-9:07 ,Verdal 9:18-9:19 ,Steinkjer 9:44-9:46 ,Joerstad 10:16-10:17 R ,Snaasa 10:23-10:24 ,Grong 10:50-10:53 ,Harran 11:04-11:05 R ,Lassemoen 11:17-11:18 R ,Namsskogan 11:41-11:42 R ,Majvatn 12:03-12:04 R ,Trofors 12:36-12:37 ,Mosjoeen 13:06-13:09 ,Drevvatn 13:34-13:35 R ,Bjerka 13:55-13:56 ,Mo i Rana 14:17-14:20 ,Loensdal 15 :39-15:40 R , Roekland 16:00- 16:01 R ,Rognan 16:14-16:15 , Fauske 16:37- 16:46 ,Valnesfjord 16:53-16:54 R ,Tverlandet 17:10-17:11 R ,Moerkved 17:17-17:18 R ,Bodoe 17:28) R means request stop. Daily train has a lot of stops and regular checking is probably not so often, there are probably not so many passengers. You can try to hide between passengers or in toilet. You do not need reservation for daily train. Night train goes 23:40 from Trondheim S to Bodoe 9:15. Type of train is IC or R-Regional (REG 475 at idos.cz). It is 20 stops and 8 stops are request only. Journey takes 9:35. Train stops only for 1-4 minutes at station. There are beds inside and seat reservation obligatory. Stops are ( REG 475) : ( Trondheim S 23:40 ,Vaernes 0:05-0:06 ,Stjoerdal 0:10-0:11 ,Levanger 0:50-0:51 ,Verdal 1:03-1:04 ,Steinkjer 1:27-1:29 , Snaasa 2: 06- 2:07 R ,Grong 2:37-2:40 ,Namsskogan 3:27-3:28 R ,Trofors 4:24-4:25 ,Mosjoeen 4:54 -4:58 , Bjerka 5: 42-5:43 R ,Mo i Rana 6:05-6:08 , Loensdal 7: 26-7:27 R , Roekland 7: 47- 7:48 R ,Rognan 8:01-8:02 ,Fauske 8:25 -8:30 , Valnesfjord 8: 37-8:38 R , Tverlandet 8 :56-8:57 R ,Moerkved 9:03-9:04 R ,Bodoe 9:15) Back from Bodoe to Trondheim – situation is the same. One daily train REG 472 and one night train REG 476 only (IC or R at departure board and REG at www.idos.cz). The daily dance floor goes from Bodoe 12:27 to Trondheim S 22:05. Duration is 9:38. It is 26 stops with 11 request stops . There are probably not so many people in train and there is probability of conductor changing during journey. REG 472: (Bodoe 12:27 , Moerkved 12:32-12:33 R, TVERLANDET 12:40- 12:41 R, Valnesfjord 12:56- 12:57 R, Fauske 13:08-13:11 , Rognan 13:31-13:32 , Roekland 13:39-13:40 R, Loensdal 14: 06-14: 07 R, Dunderland 14:48-14:56 , Mo i Rana 15:28-15:31 , Bjerka 15:51-15:52 , Drevvatn 16:11-16:12 R, Mosjoeen 16:38-16:41 , Trofors 17:11-17:12 , Majvatn 17:45 -17:46 R, Namsskogan 18:07-18:08 R, Lassemoen 18:31-18:32 R, Harran 18:43-18:44 R, Grong 18:58-19:07 , Snaasa 19:33-19:34 , Joerstad 19:37-19:38 R, Steinkjer 20:13-20:16 , Verdal 20:37-20:38 , Levanger 20:53-20:54 , Stjoerdal 21:32-21:33 , Vaernes 21:34-21:35 , Trondheim S 22:05) R means request stop. Night train from Bodoe to Trondheim – situation is the same. There are beds and seat reservation obligatory, probably not so many passengers. You can try to hide in the dark coupe and pretended sleeping, but chance of success is dubious (or more persons inside one sleeping bag or one blanket can go with one ticket). Night train goes from Bodoe 21:10 to Trondheim S 7:47. It is REG 476 at idos.cz. Duration is 10:30 and it is 20 stops, 8 request stops include. Train wait at stops from 1 to 13 minutes. REG 476: (Bodoe 21:10 , Moerkved 21:15- 21:16 R, TVERLANDET 21:23- 21: 24 R, Valnesfjord 21:40-21:41 R, Fauske 21:54-21:58 , Rognan 22:18-22:19 , Roekland 22:26-22:27 R, Loensdal 22:57-22:58 R, Mo i Rana 0:13 -0: 20 , Bjerka 0:40- 0:41 R, Mosjoeen 1:30-1:40 , Trofors 2:09-2:10 , Namsskogan 3:15-3:28 , Grong 4:23-4:26 , Snaasa 4:53-4:54 R, Steinkjer 5:37-5:40 , Verdal 6:02 -6:03 , Levanger 6:14-6:15 , Stjoerdal 7:04-7:05 , Vaernes 7:06-7:07 , Trondheim S 7:47) R is request stop.
Searching for most north position by GoogleMaps:One of most north point E10 (68.443 north, 18.609 east) and railway (68.43405 north,18.5986 east) is close to big lakes, north-west from tornehamn and Björklidens Golfklubb in Sweden (there is hotel and maybe some good dumpsters too). The second northest possibility is E10 (68.4343, 18.2513) and railway (68.4305, 18.2482) is close to Vassijaure station (68.4290, 18.2603). In Norway is far north station Haugfjell (68.4405, 18.0180) and nordest rail point close to this station (68.4441,18.0481) and Narvik (68.4416, 17.4414). And by fjourd and Atlantic coast, most north place of
dancing line was found. Most north railway (68.4516,17.483) resp. (68.4502,17.5420) and northern E10 is on another place before coast (68.5163,17.8727). NO-SE border on the track is (68.4300, 18.1057) and by E10 (68.4352, 18.1068).
Position of Stations Kiruna-Narvik by openstreetmaps.org:
Kiruna station (67.8677, 20.2000), Abisko Östra Station (68.3490, 18.8288), Abisko Turiststation (68.3574, 18.7825), Björkliden station (68.4065, 18.6858), Laaktatjaakka station (68.4237, 18.3242), Vassijaure station (68.4296, 18.2577), Katterjaakk station (68.4198, 18.1613), Riksgränsen station (68.4266, 18.1207), Bjoernfjell ( 68.4318, 18.0739), Katterat (68.3975, 17.9658), Rombakk (68.4038, 17.7914), Straumsnes unused station (68.4340, 17.6566), Narvik (68.4417, 17.4414). Nordest point of
dancing line close to Narvik (68.4517, 17.4986) and (68.4517, 17.4808), and second nordesr point is between Katterat and Rombakk - (68.4441, 18.0484), SE-NO border rail is (68.4301, 18.1057).
94 Arctic Circle Train( Stockholm Central 17: 29 BO, Arlanda Central 17: 50 17: 53 BO, Uppsala Central 18: 14 18: 21 BO, Gävle Central 19:23 19:26, Söderhamn station 20: 23, Hudiksvall station 21:16 21: 21, Sundsvall Central 22:19 22:34, Härnösand station 23: 23, Kramfors 23: 52, Örnsköldsvik C 0: 44, Umeaa Central 1: 40 1: 50, Bastuträsk station 3: 23, Jörn station 3: 46, Älvsbyn station 4: 45 4: 46, Boden Centralstation 5: 24 5: 51, Murjek station 7: 23, Nattavaara station 7: 50, Gällivare station 8: 24, KIRUNA STATION 9: 36 9: 54, Abisko Östra Station 10: 57, Abisko Turiststation 11: 02, Björkliden station 11: 12, Katterjaakk station 11: 36, Riksgränsen station 11: 41, Katterat 11: 59 12: 00, Narvik 12: 29 GO)
96( Luleaa Central 10:00 BO, Sunderby sjukhus station 10:11 BO, Boden Centralstation 10: 26 10: 35, Murjek station 11: 50, Nattavaara station 12: 14, Gällivare station 12: 46, KIRUNA STATION 14: 19 14: 45, Abisko Östra Station 15: 54, Abisko Turiststation 15: 59, Björkliden station 16: 08, Laaktatjaakka station 16: 31, Vassijaure station 16: 36 16:41, Katterjaakk station 16: 47, Riksgränsen station 16: 52, Bjoernfjell 16:57 16:58, Katterat 17:13 17:14, Rombakk 17:25 17:26, Narvik 17: 45 GO)
95 (Narvik 11:00 BO, Rombakk 11:19, Katterat 11:30, Bjoernfjell 11:44 11:45, Riksgränsen station 11:49, Katterjaakk station 11:55, Vassijaure station 12:02, Laaktatjaakka station 12:06, Björkliden station 12:20, Abisko Turiststation 12:29, Abisko Östra Station 12: 35, KIRUNA STATION 13:43 14:02, Gällivare station 15:20, Nattavaara station 16:02, Murjek station 16:30, Boden Centralstation 17:42, Sunderby sjukhus station 18:12 18:13 GO, Luleaa Central 18:22 GO)
Position of stations by openstreetmaps.org: Oulu (65.0114, 25.4842), Kemi (65.7368, 24.5745), Tervola (66.0816, 24.7721), Muurola (66.3707, 25.3753), Rovaniemi (66.4980, 25.7053), Misi (66.6179, 26.6865), Kemijärvi (66.7243, 27.4035).
The last journey is from Oulu, Kemi to Kolari. Kolari is most north Finish station. Kemi is crossroad for roads and trains to direction Kolari, Rovaniemi and Oulu. It is only one stop between Oulu and Kemi and 3 or 1 stops between Kemi and Rovaniemi. There is road-highway between Oulu (FI) – Kemi (FI) and Luleaa (SE), Boden (SE) around Baltic Sea. First Swedish train station is Luleaa.
By idos.cz - From Kolari to south (to Helsinki) goes only few trains, like Ex 270 and Ex 272. Ex 270 goes only 29-30th April and 17th June and Ex 272 goes only 1st May and 15th, 18th June. Both are night trains with beds and wagon for cars.
North Finland – Lapland is mostly lowland (like almost whole Finland) with plenty of lakes. Finland is most east Scandinavian country too, and mountains blocked warm air from Atlantic, but cold an in Russia is not so far. That's why in north-Finland (Lapland) is sometimes extreme cold. If Siberian high spread, then is in Finland clear and super cold. There can e like winter extreme around -35 or -40
degrees in night and -30 or -35 during day around Arctic circle. It can be bellow -40 rarely.Day length is in winter just 1- 3 hours close to Arctic Circle, but there is never-ended light in June. Summer is with plenty of mosquitoes. Many stations in Finland have not waiting room, only big stations have waiting room (and waiting room is closed at night). Then Death during exam is possible in case, that you fail and waiting room is not in your stop (or waiting room is closed at night). You can tell that you have no place to sleep and if you are polite, conductor can let you travel, or he can give you fine, which you don't need to pay (Sweden SEK 1200, Finland Eur 80, Norway NOK 1150). Or conductor can call police, if you refuse to leave train, and police will let you be at their station during night .
== [[Denmark]] ==
Denmark is very flat country with a lot of sea around. There are very good hitchbility and trains going in Denmark too co course. But there is a lot of rain in Denmark, not so ideal for sleeping outside and hitchhiking. So if you want to
dance, it is possible. There are no information about stops during journey or map with trains in railway station, so it is quite difficult to find good journey and orientation for non-local people is difficult. Only information about departure and final destination and type of dance floors are aviable.
Regional trains have distance between stops about 5-15 km and interval to next train is about one hour. These trains have few carriages and number of passengers is medium or not so much. IC trains have distance between stops about 15-40 km (EC trains have longer distances between stops). IC trains go usually once per hour and there are about 3-8 wagons and a lot of passengers.
dancer) go after every station and he checks only new passengers quite quickly. There are about two wagons per conductor and ticket inspection is quite fast after station. He usually do not think so much about who is new passenger. So if your appearance is not so unusual, you only stay or sit somewhere and be reading a book or be looking out of window and do not do anything during control. But it do not work after first stop – at the begin of journey, of course.
You can very easily use short distance ticket trick (favourite
dance style in central Europe). You just buy ticket only for one or two station and you show it to conductor, but do not get of at the end of ticket and you continue journey. Standard ticket price is about 1 danish crown per 1 km, it is Eur 3 per 30 km or 6-8 Eur per 100 km, so it is quite expensive for poor people, but not for local residents.
Conductor usually do not check toilets. So when you see that conductor is coming, you go to toilet, lock or do not lock the door and play shitting, hold toilet paper etc. You just go out of toilet after control. But in EC and IC trains are a lot of passengers and passengers go to toilet quite often and you can not hide there because somebody already use it. So it is standard situation – you want to hide during ticket inspection and toilets are with somebody. You can try to walk around conductor or just sit or stay and be looking out of window. Because of conductor have only two carriages usually and check new passengers every stops, walking around conductor to area, where tickets have been already checked do not work correctly.
dancers (travelers without ticket) have not so good dancing skills and they are captured, they usually have not been kicked out of train without penalty. Conductor ask them for ID (Passport, Driving licence or identity card). If you refuse to give ID, conductor probably want to call cops. You can try to get more and more time to next stop and you go out of train in next stop, but if you are in EC or IC train, conductor have enough time for writing penalty or calling cops. The fine is Danish Crown 750 (about Eur 100) and it is written in all stops and railways. If you are not Danish, just show identity card. Conductor probably takes only your name and surname and your country, probably not your address or birth date. This is not exact identification of course.
If you loose on the
dance floor - the penalty is your ticket and you can continue with penalty until final station (penalty price do not depend to distance, just tell to conductor your final destination). But you can not use the penalty or classic ticket to next train (You have to change trains sometimes during journey and penalty is not transfer ticket. Ticket are sold by automatic machines, these machines work with coins and credit cards. But you usually can buy ticket only for one train, strange). Good journey is for example from Flensburg (German-Danish border) to Alborg (North Denmark). Through Frederica and Arhaus. There are about 5-7 stops between Frederica and Arhaus and only 3 stops from Arhaus to Alborg for IC trains. But it means too, that conductor have enough time for writing penalty. If you get penalty, you can take with this penalty whole journey for example from Flensburg to Alborg. It is you ticket.
[[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] travelled in Denmark in August 2015 and he use
dance floor too, because it was windy and rain whole day – not so good weather for hitchhiking. PeterOB was dancing from Kolding to Alborg in North trough Frederica. He was hiding in toilet (he did not lock door, sit and hold toilet paper) or he just stay and look out of window. He do not met conductor in train from Kolding to Frederica. 7 stops from Frederica to Arhaus was more difficult. PeterOB combined toilet tactic and just looking out of window. But only two carriages go from Arhaus to Alborg and PeterOB have to change place in train. New conductor start checking tickets, PeterOB want to go to toilet but there was already somebody. So PeterOB walked around conductor and when conductor went back, he asked for a ticket and wrote penalty for PeterOB. There is a lot of time from Arhaus to first station Randers. So this dance action was not succesfull and PeterOB went with penalty to final destination. But he will never pay the penalty DKK 750 (About Eur 100).
As you know, Denmark is very rich country and supermarkets waste a lot of food. Trash bins are easily accessible and there are a lot of fruits, vegetables, bread, some sweets and milk product. You can easily eat a lot of food from trash-bins everywhere in Denmark. So if you have not enough
dance skills and you are kicked out of train, just find some meal in trash.
== [[Finland]] ==
Finland is country in or close to Scandinavia, on the another side of Baltic Sea. People in Finland are one of most peaceful and kind in Europe and it is really hippie area. It is easy to live without money there.
Dumpsters close to supermarkets are quite accessible, at especially in Helsinki region. Hitchhiking can be good or bad. But the climate a nature is not so friendly, especially in the north. Summer is relative warm, but with lot of rain and attacking swarms of mosquitoes in the north (it is not so bad in the south). Winter is with pretty short days and super-cold arctic waves (war air from Atlantic is blocked by Scandinavian mountains but continental Arctic air from Russia can flow to Finland easily). Temperature can easily drop bellow -20 or -25 in south, -30 or -35 in the middle and in Lapland can be -40 or even -
45 during night and around - 35 during day.
At first – '''How to get to Finland'''. There are three ways, how to get there. Unfortunately, most of Finland border are with Russia and with Baltic sea. The traveling through Russia is not free or easily possible. You need visa. Visa to Russia cost around Eur 50-100 and it can be difficult with office. So there is no way (hitchhiking, bus, train) through Tallin-Saint Petersburg – Helsinki. There is ferry between Tallinn and Helsinki, it is not so long journey and the price begins from Eur 12 for walkers and they write down ID. You can try to sneek on ferry between people (a lot of people are there in Friday and Sunday) or you can be hidden in someone's car. Getting from Poland to Tallin is relative long journey, but a lot of truck goes there. No train is on this way and hitchhiking between Poland and Estonia is sometimes good, but sometimes bad. Hitchhiking in Poland is easy and there are not so many trains in Poland.
''' is from Stockholm to Finland by ferry. There are two ferry companies – ''Silja Line'' and ''Viking Line''. Journey from Stockholm to Turku takes 11 hours and there is plenty small islands around. The daily ferry (Silja line) stops in Aaland isnand. The night line from Stockholm to Turku goes at 7pm and arrives at 7am (Finland has 1 hour more than Sweden). But the night line cost around Eur 60-75. The ferry to Helsinki leaves around 4pm, but it cost around Eur 80 and sneeking is difficult. Day line (Silja Line) leaves Stockholm at 7am and arrives to Turku at 7pm. Day line cost around Eur 12-17, usually Eur 15. You can try to buy ticket only to '''Aaland - Mariehamn''' island, but it is only few Euros difference. Nobody checkinkg tickets on the ship or during getting of in Turku-Stockholm, they check it only during boarding. Sneeking on ferry is quite difficult. You can try to go through exit way, but it is difficult, or you can try to sneek inside gate behind somebody, but it is really not easy. The most easy way is to be hidden in someone's car. There are traveling some Hippie people with car too. Inside ship – you can put luggages into locked cage at begin of journey. There is Cafe In 6th floor. Some guests leaves leftovers, but not so many. Only something during afternoon and nothing at Morning. There is buffet one floor more for breakfast and lunch. You can try to sneek there, when the workers does not watch.
If you go by '''ferry at morning''', there is no good place, where to be until Morning in Stockholm. Ferry leaves around 7am, so it is not possible to sleep out of the Stockholm, because you have not enough time to arrive to
Terminal. Ferry terminal close around 8pm and you can wait in Stockholm central station, but it close around 0:30. There is McDonald shitty restaurant, but they do not like waiting people during night and they sometimes kicks them out. Anyway, McDonald shitty restaurant closes at 2am . You have to wait outside until 3: 15am, when bus terminal open (it is close to central station, upstairs). Then subway in Stockholm (you need to sneek through grates) is open from 5am and close around 1 am. Terminal for ferry opens at 5am too. There is park with bench and noisy road close to ferry terminal and you can sleep there. But there are drunken and strange people during night – you can hide more between bushes.
When the ferry comes to Turku (Abo) Hamm, there are two IC trains close to Ferry. One to Tampere and One to Helsinki. Second floor is pretty empty and you can hide there in toilet (PeterOB was sitting like during shitting without locked door).
Conductor probably check tickets just one time after Turku and there is almost nobody going to train. These trains are last, if you will be kicked out,next train goes tomorrow. But if you already get to Karjaa (Karis), there is commuter train to Helsinki without checking.
Another ferry is '''between Umea (SE) and Vaasa (FI)''' and another ferry with longer journy is '''between Sundsvall (SE) and Vaasa (FI)''' There are lot of trains ''from Stockholm to Gavle, Hudiksvall, Sundsvall ('''SJ Snabbstaab''' and long journey '''SJ IC''', '''Nattaget''' to north)''. Some '''SJ Snabbstaag''' trains ''continue to Umea too''. Local trains ('''Norrtaag, X-Taget''') has more stops. PetterOB does not know info about ferry between Vassa and Umea (pricing, sneeking, leftovers in restaurants and departure times).
'''Third journey to Finland is around Baltic see, the Nordic Journey''' There are plenty trains from Stockholm to Gavle, Hudiksvall, Sundsvall, a lot of high-speed
dance floors '''SJ Snabbstaag''' and long journey trains ('''SJ IC''', '''SJ Nattaget''', '''Arctic circle train'''). Some SJ Snabbstaag goes more north to Umea and there are '''SJ IC, SJ Orviga ,SJ Nattaget (night train)''' and local '''Norrtaag''' from Umea to Boden and Lulea. The trains from Sundsvall to Umea are not so often (local trains have more stops). From Umea to Boden goes Norrtaag local train and SJ IC (Arctic circle train) and night train SJ Nattaget. From Boden to Lulea it is only one or two stops (some trains with three stops ?) There is '''road around Baltic sea''' from ''Lulea (SE) to Tornio (FI), Kemi (FI), Oulu (FI)''. But Petter does not know difficult is hitchhiking there and how many cars are there. '''There is no train from Lulea (SE) to Finland''', but only bus (you can try cash trick). Tornio (do not exchange Tornio and Tervolta station, it is not the same town) is close to SE-FI border. First train station is Kemi (trains in Tornio are pretty rare). It is one stop and 58 min from Kemi to Oulu by all IC or Ex trains. There is once a 3-4 hours dance floor from Kemi to north-east with only 3 stops, stops are ''(Oulu (Uleaborg) – Kemi – Tervola - Muurola – Rovaniemi)''. Night dance floor IC 265 is with fewest stops and it goes even further (Oulu (Uleaborg) 4:50-4:57, Kemi 6:03-6:07, Rovaniemi 7:28-7:40, Misi 8:16-8:17, Kemijärvi 8:45), by idos.cz - only one train per day – IC265 goes from Rovaniemi to Misi and Kemijärvi. There is most north dancing line in Finland by border with Sweden to Kolari. But trains there are quite rare, if any. Another dancing line, which cross Arctic Circle, is from Kemi to Rovaniemi and Kemijärvi. Arctic circle is in north part of Rovaniemi. Once a 1-2 hours runs quite fast IC or Pendolino dance floor between Helsinki – Tampere – Oulu. Some IC has two floors (easy to hide is second floor toilet) and some faster IC and Pendolinos has only one floor. Pendolinos are marked like green S2 at idos. cz
The north journey by train and hitchhiking''' is nice in Summer with never- ending daylight. But there are a lot of Mosquitoes. The situation in winter is terrible. The Swedish dancing line Stockholm-Lulea is better, most of stations has waiting room, but waiting room is closed during night (no waiting room in some small stations with local trains). Many of stations in Finland are without waiting room. You can wait few hours for next train or longer during night (and next train can get echo from previous one). On the road from Sweden to Finland can be with almost no cars and a lot of snow. The winter temperature can be here - 30 or even -40. Here – the death during exam in case that you fail is real treat in winter time.
Blue-Black dancing (taking trains for free) is relative easy in Finland, it is super easy in region around Helsinki. ''' There are a lot of commuter city trains around Helsinki. These trains goes every 10-30 minutes usually. Commuter city trains around Helsinki are marked as blue R-trains at idos. cz resp. jizdnirady.idnes.cz/vlaky/spojeni/, and they are marked many letters ( K,P,R,D and many others) by wr. fi or in Helsinki map, departure table. Commuter trains are little faster and it does not stops in all stops (K train, R train and D or Z train is with fewest stop).
Sometimes, the ticket inspectors go into commuter trains'''. They have uniform and they are in group on platform, but PetterOB haven't seen them yet. They starts usually from end ( or begin) of the wagon. There are usually quite lot of people in train and next stops is only few minutes away (usually 2-6minutes, in some faster commuter trains up to 10-20 minutes). So you can get off in next station usually (or you can try to tell that you are waiting for conductor to buy ticket). The penalty is Eur 80 plus ticket price, but they can more probably just let be non-Finish residents.
The Helsinki central station can be more difficult after 10pm. There is only one entrance and they check tickets on this entrance in night, before getting to train. But the near station (it is possible to get there by tram) is Pasila-Bole. All trains goes through Pasila-Bole and stops there. There are two entrances (on every side) in Pasila Bole, or it is possible to cross fence and tracks, but it is dangerous. The second entrance on the another end of platforms, than waiting room, and it is always free.
Trams are easy in Helsinki, just get in like into commuter train. There are sometimes ticket inspectors too, with uniforms. The penalty is the same Eur 80. Buses in Helsinki are more difficult, you have to show thicket during boarding. But
two buses are with lot of people and without checking during boarding – there can be sometimes inspectors too. In another cities, like Tampere, Turku, are buses too. But there is ticket checking during boarding. The city commuter trains are probably only around Helsinki and between Helsinki-Tampere. Another commuter train around Tampere is planned. Commuter trains around Helsinki go 90-120kph, distance between stops is not so long.
There are lot of dumpsters in Helsinki, usually close to K-Markets. The dumpsters behind K-Market are open during opening hours and in some places during night too. There are a lot of bread, fruits, vegetables and cakes. Taking trains for free to different markets and dumpster diving is easy in Helsinki. There are not so many dumpsters in Tampere. Quite a good dumpsters are in Pispala (Tampere), but a lot of people dumpster diving there.
There are lot of commuter
dance floors in direction '''(Helsinki - Pasila Böle – Tikkurila – Kerava (Kervo) – Jokela - Riihimäki)''' It is direction to ''Tampere'' – second largest city in Finland. A lot of commuter dance floors goes to this direction, but the stops are various. Some commuter trains stops in all stops, come commuter trains stops ''Helsinki - Pasila Böle – Tikkurila – Kerava (Kervo)'', and every stop between ''Kerava and Riihimäki''. Z and D train is with fewest stops. The '''region Helsinki - Kerava (Kervo)''' is more like violet city region on map with really plenty of trains, and '''Kerava (Kervo) - Riihimäki''' is green region close to city on the map. Pretty many people travel between Helsinki and Kerava (Kervo) and not so many people between Kerava (Kervo) and Riihimäki (it is green region in map). It is more far zone and probability of ticket inspection is bigger here. Still quite a lot commuter trains goes between between Kerava (Kervo) and Riihimäki. There are no waiting rooms in most of the stations. Commuter trains around Helsinki can go up to 120kph.
There are commuter
dance floors on journey '''Helsinki - Pasila Böle – Tikkurila - Kerava (Kervo) - Lahti (Lahtis)''' once a 60 min between and Kerava (Kervo) - Lahti (Lahtis) and every 10 min between Helsinki and Kerava (Kervo). Commuter Dance floor to Lahti does not stop so much, stops are ''(Helsinki - Pasila (Böle) - Tikkurila - Kerava (Kervo) - Haarajoki - Mäntsälä - Lahti (Lahtis))'' It is 61 minutes from Helsinki to Lahti with commuter train. IC trains and Pendolinos does not stop between Tikkurila and Lahti.
The '''R train''' in platform departure table (all commuter trains are R at idos.cz) consist of three trains together for lot of people and it goes to Riihimäki and R-train stops in all stations after Kerava (Kervo). But the first part of this R-train continue like city train '''from Riihimäki to Tampere''' after 5 min waiting in Riihimäki. This commuter
dance floor stops at all stops between Riihimäki and Tampere and interval to next R commuter train train is 2 hours. This commuter R train is like two R trains with different numbers at idos.cz (from Helsinki to Riihimäki and from Riihimäki to Tampere). The ticket selling area is in the middle of train and sometimes conductor walk through whole train. And there was in monitor one time that ticket for area range will be checked and conductor just came and he checked only people with zone ticket – only few people in the wagon. Peter just sat calmly, like he ticket has, it works usually here. Conductor checks and sells tickets just for people that want check or buy one, it look. But the inspetion can be here too. PeterOB was searching for toilet in this train, but he did not find WC in this train (no possible to hide there ?).
'''Between Riihimäki and Tampere''', the commuter R
dance floors goes once a 2 hour and IC trains (IC with three numbers) goes usually 1-2 hours between Helsinki and Tampere. Most of the stations are without waiting room, even stations for IC trains (three-numbers IC). And winter temperature can be even bellow -20. Stops for R commuter dance floor Helsinky-Tampere are: ''(Helsinki - Pasila (Böle) - Tikkurila - Kerava (Kervo) - Kyröla - Järvenpää - Saunakallio - Jokela - Hyvinkää (Hyvinge) – Riihimäki - Ryttylä - Turenki - Hämeenlinna (Tavastia) - Parola - Iittala - Toijala - Viiala - Lempäälä - Tampere (Tammerfors))''.
Local commuter city trains are in dense area around Helsinki and between Helsinki and Tampere only. PeterOB does not know any other place with commuter trains.
There are '''two floors IC
dance floors (with three numbers)''' between Helsinki and Tampere and they can continue more far, like '''Jyväskylä''', '''Pieksämäki'''. Stops for three-numbers IC dance floors are: ''(Helsinki - Pasila (Böle) - Tikkurila - Riihimäki - Hämeenlinna (Tavastia) - Toijala - [Lempäälä] - Tampere (Tammerfors))''. ''Not every IC stops in Lempäälä.'' There are some three-number Pendolinos too between Helsinki and Tampere, they continue from-to Jyväskylä, Pieksämäki. Three-number Pendolino has the same stops like three-number IC, but Pendolinos has only one floor and it is more difficult to hide. Pendolinos are green S2 at idos.cz and like Pendolino at vr.fi.
The '''two-numbers IC''' and '''two-numbers Pendolinos''' stops just only ''(Helsinki - Pasila (Böle) - Tikkurila - Tampere (Tammerfors))'' and IC or Pendolinos with two numbers continues from-to more far cities, like ''Vaasa'', ''Oulu'' or even ''more far north''. So the '''Tikkurila''' is still in area with plenty of commuter
dance floors and next stop is already Tampere. But conductor has enough time after Tikkurila to next stop Tampere (more than hour).
'''Three number IC are with two floors, two-number IC are with two floors or only with one floor and Pendolino (with three or two numbers) has only one floor.''' It is much more easy to hide in second floor toilet.
Next type of train is three-number IC
dance floor, they are quite common in south Finland. These IC dance floors has two floors and many carriages (around 5-6 usually). These IC go quite fast, up to 200 kph. Distance between stops is around 15-50 km. The carriage with restaurant is in the middle and it is not so high. Lower carriage is home for blue dancers too (blue dancer – conductor). But the Finish conductor don't have blue uniform, but white-green one, like color of most of Finish trains vr.fi. If you have bigger backpack, the place for bicycles, prams and bigger luggage is usually in first or last carriage. But probably not all trains have this place. Bicycles are extra-cost and conductor can ask, whom is it. But if nobody says anything, bicycle can travel free too (any you travel for free, on course).
The three number IC are like green IC with number at idos.cz You can find all stops there.
Most of passengers are in first floor and second floor is relative empty, especially more far after big city in begin. There are passengers going in first-floor toilet, but they go rarely on second-floor toilet. So you can hide there quite easily (just sit like shitting and don't lock the door).
'''The two-number IC
dance floors''' (green IC with two numbers at idos.cz and IC with two numbers at wr.fi) runs long journeys with not so many stops (less stops than three-number IC, especially between Helsinki and Tampere). The journey is often from Helsinki to north or back from north to Helsinki. These dance floors have sometimes two floors with restaurant and conductors in the middle (lower wagon). The situation is the same, like in three-number IC dance floors. Most of passengers are at first floor and second floor is quite empty, and second floor toilet is calm. Conductor goes usually after bigger city, usually after last station, that is close to bigger city. Two-numbers IC have much less stops – few stops in Helsinki region ''(Helsinki - Pasila (Böle) - Tikkurila - Tampere (Tammerfors) - ….. far north)''. As you can see – there are three stops in Helsinki region with plenty of city trains and there is no stop between ''Tikkurila – Tampere''. But conductors have a lot of time and they check tickets after bigger city.
dance floors (two or three numbers) has maximum speed 200 kmh. There are IC dance floors with two numbers and one floor only. But IC dance floors with one floor only can not run 200 kph, but only 140-160 kph. Pendolinos can run 220 kph with tilting. and they go for long journey. This type of train is at idos.cz or vr.fi marked the same like two-floors IC and you probably can not recognize it. One floor IC dance floors goes even far north behind Oulu, like IC27 to Rovaniemi.
dance floors are Pendolinos.''' Pendolino is high-speed train from Italy and it has difficulties sometimes during Finish winter. Pendolinos are marked like green S2 at idos.cz and like Pendolino at wr. if. Pendolino looks the same like one-floor IC. Pendolinos are with three numbers and they stops in the same stops, like three number IC and tey are usually with the same speed, like three-number IC. Two-number Pendolinos stops in the same stops, like two-number IC. But the Pendolinos are more quick. Maximum speed for two-floor IC is 200 kph, but Pendolino with tilting can go faster, up to 220 kph. Commuter trains around Helsinki can go up to 120kph.
The price is usually the same for IC or Pendolino, but of course, it is much easier to hide in second floor. Quite a lot of passengers goes to toilet at first floor. And Pendolino has only one floor, not empty toilets in second floor. More passengers are going to toilet. And you can run so easily around conductor in another floor and go to area, where tickets was already checked.
'''One-Number IC and S2 Pendolino
Dance Floors (No. 1-12)''' are on journey ''Helsinki – Tikkurila – Lahti (Lahtis) – Kouvola – Simpele – Joensuu''. Theese IC (and Pendolinos) has lower numbers from 1 to 12 (1,3,6,9,11 from Helsinki to Joensuu and 2,4,8,12 from Joensuu to Helsinki). But there is plenty of stops, like with three-number or ICs. PetterOB does not know, why only one-number trains are there. Pendolinos and IC 7 is with one floor, other Trains PetterOB does not know. One Number can be maybe because of speed, or because Joensuu is close to Russia. It is dubious.
Dance Floors Ex''' – it is only few trains marked like green Ex at idos.cz , like Ex 447 (Pori 6:03- Tampere 7:48), Ex 701 ((Kouvola 16:49 - Kuopio 19:27), and all rare night trains between Helsinki and Kolari. But these night trains are probably the same, like other night trains and Express from Pori to Tampere has the same stops and speed like ICs. PetterOB does not know, how Express look like (one or two floors). Maybe, rare trains can be marked like Express.
dance floors ICs''' are marked like IC with three numbers, they are marked like ICs during day, but they usually go pretty far. Night ICs has relative the same ammount of stops at begin in evening and close to end in morning, but night ICs has only few stops during night, most of the journey. Night ICs has wagons with beds and probably wagons with seats too. There is restaurand in night ICs (and in most of day ICs and Pendolinos too). Night IC trains has wagon for car transportion for long distance, but transportion of car is pretty expensive. Night ICs has probably one floor only. PetterOB does not try night IC yet. But it is question, how easy is to hide there. It can be possible that more people goes to one bed with one ticket or ticket checking is not so often, so the Toilet Style is possible. Or somewhere behind seat. Probably – conductor has on tablet, which seat or bed should be empty and wich is reserved. And it can be possible to hide in the someone's car or on the car wagon. But it is definitly imposible during winter. Frost with wind is too strong.
Night ICs go usualy between ''[Kemijärvi], Rovaniemi, Kemi, Oulu, Seinäjoki, Tampere, Helsinki'' in both directions. Very rare Ex trains goes between Kolari and Helsinki. Buth some night ICs goes only between Tampere and Turku.
Dance Floors: ''IC 273 (Helsinki 21:52 - Rovaniemi 10:40), IC 265 (Helsinki 18:52 - Kemijärvi 8:45), IC 266 (Rovaniemi 18:53 – Helsinki 7:06), IC 274 (Kemijärvi 19:45 – Helsinki 9:00), IC 933 (Turku 21:25 – Tampere 23:22), IC 904 (Tampere 5:56 – Turku7:50).'' Night IC 933 and 904 are probably connected with long-journey night trains.
Kolari-Helsinki: ''Ex 269 (Helsinki 20:52 - Kolari 10:48), Ex 270 (Kolari 18:20 - Helsinki 8:32), Ex 272 (Kolari 18:20 – Helsinki 9:37).'' Theese night express runs just few days during year.
'''Turku-Helsinki''' Turku is city on Baltic coast, the ferry arrives there. There are IC trains with three numbers and two floors. Conductor goes often just one time, after Turku or Helsinki aglomeration. More far from the start of journey- the train is relative empty. IC trains between Turku and Helsinki goes every 1-2 hours. Stops are : ''(Helsinki - Pasila Böle – Leppävaara [Kirkkonummi] – Karjaa (Karis) – Salo - Kupittaa – Turku Abo - [Turku satama (Abo hamn)]'').
'''From Turku to Helsinki trains goes:'''
'''From Helsinki to Turku:'''
'''Turku – Tampere'''
As you know, ferry from Sweden arrives to Turku. From Turku to Tampere goes three-number IC train with two floors. It takes 1 hour 42 minutes or similar time and it is only 4 stops. Trains goes once a two hours usually. Stops are ''([Turku satama (Abo hamn)] - Turku Abo – Loimaa – Humppila – Toijala – Tampere (Tammerfors))''. '''Toijala''' is station between Helsinki and Tampere, where all three-number IC between Helsinki and Tampere stops and Commuter City R train between Helsinki and Tampere stops in Toijala too. It is always the same three stops between Tampere and Turku Abo, and Toijala is station with plenty other trains.
Pori is in Baltic coast, more north than Turku (the same level like Tampere). '''There is not train or
dancing line directly between Turku to Pori.''' One possibility is dancing from Turku to Tampere and by another IC train from Tampere to Pori, but it is more stops and quite long. The same with journey from Pori to Turku. But there is quite big road E8 between Turku-Rauma-Pori and E8 continue by Baltic coast to Vaasa, Oulu, Kemi, Tornio (North Baltic point, SE-FI border). So it is possible to hitchhike between Turku and Pori. Probability of getting to bus for free is dubious. There is dancing line Tampere-Rauma too, but probably no trains goes today there.
dance floors goes there, usually once a 3 hours. These dance floors should have two floors, not so many passengers and empty toilets, especially in second floor. Conductor probably check just one time after Tampere or Pori and only rarely again during journey. There is big road between Tampere, Nokia, Pori too for hitchiking. Dancing line is out of this road after Nokia. Stops are: ''(Tampere(Tammerfors) – Nokia – Karkku – Vammala – Kokemäki (Kumo) – Harjavalta – Pori (Björneborg))''. Stops all always the same and train always starts and ends in Tampere-Pori, except morning ''IC 164'' – it continue from Tampere to Helsinki. Journey between Pori and Tampere takes about 1.5 hour.
'''From Tampere to Pori:'''
'''Helsinki - Tampere - Seinäjoki - Vaasa'''
There are two-number IC trains with two floors and not so many stops. Second floor is quite empty and conductor go often after big city, but he do not check toilet usually. But more often are on this journeys Pendolinos with two number and with not so many stops (Green S2 at idos.cz and Pendolino at wr.fi). Pendolino is fast
dance floor, but only with one floor. It means that more people go to toilet and you can not run around conductor in another floor to area, where tickets was already checked. Two-floor IC dance floors run up to 200 kmh, Pendolinos are even faster. '''Seinäjoki''' is crossroad with dancing line to Vaasa and Oulu. Not so many trains per day goes directly Helsinki-Tampere-Vaasa, but there are buses or Pendolinos between Vaasa and Seinäjoki connected in Seinäjoki with long journey train between Oulu abd Helsinki. It is just one stop by bus and two stops with Pendolino between Vaasa and Seinäjoki. Buses belongs to vr.fi too, but it is dubious, if you can get inside this bus. PetterOB haven't tried yet.
S2 457 (Connected with IC29 to Oulu)
(Seinäjoki 21:12, Tervajoki 21:38-21:39, Vaasa 21:59)
'''Vaasa – Seinäjoki – Tampere - Helsinki'''
'''Oulu – Kemei – Rovaniemi – [Kemijärvi]'''
There are IC
dance floor usually once a three hours. Some IC dance floors goes just only Oulu-Rovaniemi and few IC dance floors goes from Helsinki to Rovaniemi. Rovaniemi is important crossroad for hitchhiking and Arctic Circle goes through north part of Rovaniemi. Kemi is important crossroad too. It is one stop and 58 min by IC train to Oulu and there is road to Sweden and to Norway – Tromso by FI-SE border. There is dancing line too krom Kemi to Kolari (small town and northest Finish train station), but trains going to Kolari are quite rare, if any. Stops between Oulu and Rovaniemi are always the same in both directions, except night train '''IC 265 and IC 274''' goes from-to Misi and Kemijärvi, theese trains des not stop Tervola and Muurola. Stops between Oulu and Rovaniemi are ''(Oulu (Uleaborg) – Kemi – Tervola – Muurola – Rovaniemi)''.
'''From Oulu to Rovaniemi, [Kemijärvi]'''
IC 265 Night
Dance Floor From Helsinki
(Oulu (Uleaborg) 4:50 4:57, Kemi 6:03 6:07, Rovaniemi 7:28 7:40, Misi 8:16 8:17, Kemijärvi 8:45)
IC 273 Night
Dance Floor from Helsinki
(Oulu (Uleaborg) 7:19 7:43, Kemi 8:47 8:51, Tervola 9:32 9:33, Muurola 10:19 10:20, Rovaniemi 10:40)
(Rovaniemi 15:18, Muurola 15:34 15:35, Tervola 16:02 16:03, Kemi 16:37 16:40, Oulu (Uleaborg) 17:37 17:42)
IC 266 Night
Dance Floor to Helsinki
(Rovaniemi 18:03, Muurola 18:21 18:22, Tervola 18:54 18:55, Kemi 19:25 19:30, Oulu (Uleaborg) 20:55 21:23)
IC 274 Night
Dance Floor to Helsinki
(Kemijärvi 19:45, Misi 20:11 20:12, Rovaniemi 20:50 21:15, Kemi 22:30 22:33, Oulu (Uleaborg) 23:36 23:42)
'''Helsinki – Tampere – Seinäjoki – Oulu - (Rovaniemi)'''
This is main
dancing line with most of long-joirney IC and Pendolino dance floors with two numbers. There are two ways between Helsinki and Oulu. First is '''through Tampere and Seinäjoki'''. The IC and Pendolino dance floors runs this journey usually once a 2-3 hours. The number of stops is various, some ICs or Pendolinos has more stops and some are with less stops. Seinäjoki is the station, when dancing line splits to Vaasa and Oulu. There are pendolinos and busses between Seinäjoki and Vaasa, which are connected with trains between Helsinki, Tampere, Oulu. And some two-numbers ICs ans Pendolinos goes to Vaasa. You can get first to Seinäjoki by any train and choose direction to Vaasa or Oulu after (better tactic against be kicked out). All IC and Pelnolinos has two numbers and do not stop between Tikkurila and Tampere. IC dance floors between Helsinki and Vaasa are with two floors and some ICs between Helsinki and Oulu are with two floors and some only with one floor. For example IC 27 has only one floor and it can go probably faster than 200 kmh. IC 27 goes quite fast from Helsinki to Rovaniemi.
There are two night IC with pretty long journey in both directions. Stops close to begin and end are more often, but there are not so many stops between Tampere and Oulu. Night ICs: ''IC 273 (Helsinki 21:52 - Rovaniemi 10:40), IC 265 (Helsinki 18:52 - Kemijärvi 8:45), IC 266 (Rovaniemi 18:53 – Helsinki 7:06), IC 274 (Kemijärvi 19:45 – Helsinki 9:00), IC 933 (Turku 21:25 – Tampere 23:22), IC 904 (Tampere 5:56 – Turku 7:50)''. Night IC 933 and 904 are probably connected with long-journey night trains.
(Helsinki 18:27, Pasila (Böle) 18:32-18:33, Tikkurila 18:42-18:43, Tampere (Tammerfors) 19:56-20:00, Seinäjoki 21:04-21:08, Pännäien (Bennäs) 21:49-21:52, Kokkola (Karleby) 22:08-22:10, Ylivieska 22:55-22:57, Oulu (Uleaborg) 0:10)
IC 265 Night
(Helsinki 18:52, Pasila (Böle) 18:57-19:00, Tikkurila 19:41-19:44, Riihimäki 20:19-20:22, Hämeenlinna (Tavastia) 20:46-20:48, Tampere (Tammerfors) 21:38-22:11, Parkano 23:00-23:03, Seinäjoki 0:08-0:11, Kokkola (Karleby) 1:48-1:51, Ylivieska 2:47-2:50, Oulu (Uleaborg) 4:50-4:57, Kemi 6:03-6:07, Rovaniemi 7:28-7:40, Misi 8:16-8:17, Kemijärvi 8:45)
(Helsinki 20:27, Pasila (Böle) 20:32-20:33, Tikkurila 20:42-20:43, Tampere (Tammerfors) 21:56-22:00, Parkano 22:33-22:34, Seinäjoki 23:08-23:10, Tervajoki 23:36-23:37, Vaasa 23:57)
IC 273 Night
(Helsinki 21:52, Pasila (Böle) 21:57 22:00, Tikkurila 22:41 22:44, Riihimäki 23:19 23:22, Hämeenlinna (Tavastia) 23:46 23:48, Tampere (Tammerfors) 0:40 1:15, Parkano 2:09 2:11, Seinäjoki 3:01 3:04, Lapua 3:20 3:21, Kauhava 3:31 3:32, Pännäien (Bennäs) 4:17 4:19, Kokkola (Karleby) 4:40 4:43, Kannus 5:06 5:07, Ylivieska 5:35 5:38, Oulainen 5:58 6:01, Vihanti 6:18 6:20, Ruukki 6:34 6:36, Kempele 7:06 7:08, Oulu (Uleaborg) 7:19 7:43, Kemi 8:47 8:51, Tervola 9:32 9:33, Muurola 10:19 10:20, Rovaniemi 10:40)
(Oulu (Uleaborg) 18:04, Ylivieska 19:05 19:07, Kokkola (Karleby) 19:51 19:53, Seinäjoki 20:48 20:53, Tampere (Tammerfors) 21:58 22:02, Tikkurila 23:18 23:19, Pasila (Böle) 23:27 23:28, Helsinki 23:33), ,
IC 266 Night
(Rovaniemi 18:03, Muurola 18:21 18:22, Tervola 18:54 18:55, Kemi 19:25 19:30, Oulu (Uleaborg) 20:55 21:23, Kempele 21:33 21:34, Ruukki 21:56 21:59, Vihanti 22:19 22:21, Oulainen 22:44 22:47, Ylivieska 23:14 23:18, Kannus 23:46 23:48, Kokkola (Karleby) 0:15 0:18, Pännäien (Bennäs) 0:39 0:42, Kauhava 1:22 1:23, Lapua 1:33 1:34, Seinäjoki 1:50 1:55, Parkano 3:03 3:06, Tampere (Tammerfors) 3:55 4:30, Toijala 4:55 4:57, Hämeenlinna (Tavastia) 5:22 5:24, Riihimäki 5:46 5:48, Tikkurila 6:25 6:27, Pasila (Böle) 6:58 7:00, Helsinki 7:06)
IC 274 Night
(Kemijärvi 19:45, Misi 20:11 20:12, Rovaniemi 20:50 21:15, Kemi 22:30 22:33, Oulu (Uleaborg) 23:36 23:42, Ylivieska 1:12 1:15, Kokkola (Karleby) 2:04 2:07, Seinäjoki 3:58 4:02, Tampere (Tammerfors) 5:46 6:12, Toijala 6:38 6:40, Hämeenlinna (Tavastia) 7:07 7:09, Riihimäki 7:33 7:36, Pasila (Böle) 8:52 8:54, Helsinki 9:00)
There is usually once a 1-2 hours Pendolino or IC train with two (or only one or three) numbers,
these dance floors (IC or Pendolino with one or two numbers) '''does not stop between Tikkurila''' (in area with a lot of city trains) and '''Lahti'''. It is only around 33 minutes. Trains with number from 1 to 12 are best for going further, they go from-to ''Joensuu''. With all two-number or one-number IC or Pendolino - next stop after Lahti (Lahtis) is already Kouvola, where dancing line splits to Kuopio and Joensuu. It is only around 27 minutes between Kouvola and Lahti. Some ICs or Pendolinos can go between Imatra and Helsinki (two or three numbers IC or Pendolino). These trains stops just in Tikkurila, Lahti and Kouvola too.
There is around every 30-60 min '''commuter city
dance floor between Helsinki and Lahti'''. This train is without checking, conductors just sell tickets, if somebody wants. Trains are like blue R – regional at idos.cz, but the letter on Helsinki map and departure board will be another It takes just 61 minutes from Helsinki to Lahti, this train does not stop so much in every stop. Stops are ''Helsinki – Pasila (Böle) – Tikkurila – Kerava (Kervo) – Haarajoki – Mäntsälä – Lahti (Lahtis).'' Kerava (Kervo) is still with plenty of commuter trains and the dancing line splits there to Tampere and Lahti.
There are international trains from Helsinki to St. Pettersburg in Russsia too (red INT or green AE at idos.cz).
Thee train stops in Lahti and Kouvola too. But as you know, the international train from-to Russia has very hard border checking and you need visa. Hard checking can be any time in this train. This train even does not stop in Pasila (Böle).
'''Helsinki – St. Petersburg – (Moscow)'''
There is international train (with reservation obligatory) between Helsinki (Finland) and St. Petersburg (Russia). It is '''Allegro''' fast train with
only floor, it looks like Pendolino (green '''AE''' or red '''INT''' at idos.cz). This train even does not stop at Pasila (Böle). This train belongs to Finish Company vr.fi too. There are 4 trains per day in both directions St. Petersburk – Helsinki. Journey takes 3:27 hours. From Helsinki to St. Petersburg all stations in Finland are for boarding only and all stations in Russia are only for getting off. From St. Petersburg to Helsinki all stations in Russia are for boarding only and all stations in Russia are only for getting off. Trains are at idos.cz like green AE and at least first train from Helsinki AE 782 is marked too like red INT 782 with all stations for boarding and getting off. Vainikkala is the small village on border, there is border crossing FI-RU.
And of course, there is quite
hart checking by border or it can be any time during journey. Not ticket checking, but passports and Visa checking, or if you smuggle something. And ticket checking can be hard too. You need visa to Russia and you have to know, where you go before. Visa can cost Eur 50-100 and it tan be difficult with offices to get visa.
Stops are always the same: ''(Helsinki FI, Tikkurila FI, Lahti (Lahtis) FI, Kouvola FI, Vainikkala FI-RU border crossing, Viipuri (Vyborg) RU, St Petersburg Finlya RU)''.
'''From Helsinki to St. Petersburg''' - ''INT 782 RED/AE 782 GREEN (Helsinki 7:20 - St Petersburg Finlya 10:47), INT 784 RED/AE 784 GREEN (Helsinki 11:00 - St Petersburg Finlya 14:27), INT 786 RED/AE 786 GREEN (Helsinki 16:00 - St Petersburg Finlya 19:27), INT 788 RED/AE 788 GREEN (Helsinki 20:00 - St Petersburg Finlya 23:27)''.
There is once a day in one direction night train (green ''N'''Z at idos.cz) '''between Helsinki and Moscow'''. These trains are with beds and maybe with seats too. These trains does
tot stops so much between St. Petersburg and Moscow (only one station '''Tver'''). But of course, you need this visa and checking visa, passports or if you smuggle something, it is probably hard. And ticket checking can be hard too. These trains are by Russian train company. Vainikkala is the small village on border, there is border crossing FI-RU. Night trains (NZ 30 and NZ 31) stops at another St. Petersburg platform St Petersburg Ladogskii, but trains INT-AE during day start-end at St Petersburg Finlya.
Trains NZ 31 and NZ 32 between Helsinki and Moscow belongs Russian train company RŽD; Novaya Basmannaya 2, 107174 Moscow, Russia . Journey takes 14:32 hours from Helsinki to Moscow and 14:27 hours from Moscow to Helsinki. NZ 31 and NZ 32 stops at Pasila (Böle) and Tikkurila.
But in winter in deep frost, you can go to police station and they should let you be there during night. And if you tell that you have no place to sleep and you refuse leave train in cold weather, conductor can call police and police let you be at station during night or even conductor let you travel, if you are polite. It works in Norway and Sweden too, during cold winter. The same in the bus. Bus driver can let you travel, if you are polite. You can get fine in train, it is Eur 80 plus ticket price, but if you are not finish, you don't need to pay.
Finland has coldest winters from all countries in Shengen - European Union (winter in north Finland is often colder than in Svalbard, but Greenland is much colder). Reason is position – Finland is quite far from Ocean and Scandinavian mountains blocked warm air from Atlantic. But most of Finland is flat with a lot of lakes and cold continental Arctic air from Russia can easily flow through lowlands. And of course, Finland is north, most south part of Finland is already 59.8 degrees, more north than whole Denmark and big part of Sweden-Norway. End of Baltic Sea is 65,8 degrees north and Oulu is already 65 degrees, Rovaniemi is by Arctic circle, Inari 68.9 deg, Ustjoki 69.9 deg and most north point of Finland
by Nuorgam is 70.09 degrees north.
The actual temperature (UTC time, actualization every 3 hours) you can find here: meteomodel.pl/AKT/IMG/temp99.png , past weather and climate you can find here for many places in Finland you can find here: en.tutiempo.net/climate/finland.html The weather forecast you can find at yr.no for any town in Norway-Europe-World or at en.tutiempo.net too.
Winter temperature can go easily even around Helsinki bellow -
20 or - 25, sometimes around Tampere can be -30 degrees. Area around Kupio-Oulu is with snow since Autumn to April – May and sometimes snow blocked roads. Temperature is here between 0 and - 20 usually, can be here -20 to -30, sometimes -35. Winter temperature in Rovaniemi area is from 0 to - 30 normal winter temperature, it is various. But it can be here - 40 during night and - 30 during day. There can be a lot of snow, more than one meter , during winter and roads can be closed.
In Sami region is no train, only buses and cars. There is not so many cars especially in winter (tourist go there during summer). There is snow until May-June
and winter temperature is - 20 normal, sometimes bellow -30, but sometimes even bellow -40 and - 35 during day. There are almost no cars on the roads in some regions and more than one meter snow, roads can be closed.
The day length in December is
in December in south just from 9-10am to 2-4pm, but around Oulu is day length only 2-5 hours and long twilight. Around Rovaniemi is only 1 hour day length but 2-4 more hours twilight. There is whole December Sun behind Horizon in Inari, but few hours of twilight (Sun is not so deep behind Horizon). Day length in June is huge. Even in Helsinki Sun is only 3-5 hours behind horizon, but not so deep and whole night is little bit of light. Sun goes only around 1 hour behind horizon in Oulu in June. But Sun is not so deep behind horizon and there is a lot of light whole night. There is Arctic circle in Rovaniemi, it means that 21th June Sun just tough horizon around midnight. And in Inari, or more far north Sun never goes behind horizon, but Sun makes circle on the sky during day.
Finland is with plenty of lakes, it means a lot of mosquitoes in Summer. Situation around Helsinki is not so terrible, but there are quite a lot of mosquitoes in central Finland. And around Sami Land, Inari, Rovaniemi, there are huge swarms of mosquitoes. Mosquitoes does not bring any diseases, but huge swarms of mosquitoes all time, it is difficult.
'''Oulu- Kemi – Tornio - Kolari and back'''
Kemi is station, where the
dancing line splits first branch to Rovaniemi, Kemijärvi, and second branch to Tornio, Kolari – most north station in Finland. The line from Kemi to Kolari goes through the road and rail road split little bit behind Kemi to Tervola, Muurola and Rovaniemi with road E 75 and second branch of railway and road goes to Tornio ( border SE-FI and most north point of Baltic see), the rail-road continues to Kolari with road E8 by Sweden-Finland border. In small town Kolari rail-road ends and E8 continue to point NO-SE-FI in mountains and to Tromso in Norway, Atlantic coast. Arctic circle is between station Ylitornio and Pello, quite close to Pello.
should be night train from Helsinki, Tampere to Kolari, by vr.fi (and it cost Eur 88). idos.cz first does not want to find train to Kolari, but now, if have found. It is night train with beds and wagon for cars Ex 269 . But it looks like ex 269 does not go every day. Ex 269 goes from 29th April – 1st May, 15th, 17th and 18th July only. There can be some another trains too, but trains to Kolari seems to be very rare.
From Kolari to south (
to Helsinki) goes only few trains , like Ex 270 and Ex 272. Ex 270 goes only 29-30th April and 17th June and Ex 272 goes only 1st May and 15th, 18th June. Both are night trains with beds and wagon for cars.
Ex 270: ''(Kolari 18:20, Pello 19:07-19:09, Ylitornio 19:57-19:59, Tornio Itäinen 20:49-20:51, Kemi 21:16-21:20, Oulu (Uleaborg) 22:38-23:10, Ylivieska 0:43-0:46, Kokkola (Karleby) 1:45-1:49, Seinäjoki 3:28-3:31, Tampere (Tammerfors) 5:35-5:43, Toijala 6:08-6:10, Hämeenlinna (Tavastia) 6:35-6:37, Riihimäki 7:00-7:02, Tikkurila 7:46-7:48, Pasila (Böle) 8:24-8:26, Helsinki 8:32)'' .
'''Tornio''' is big crossroad, border SE-FI
on Baltic coast. There is no train to Sweden, but main road to Lulea, first Swedish train station. But Tornio is not the same like station Tervola after Kemi on the way to Rovaniemi . Tervola is already behnd crossroad.
'''TO SAMI LAND AND FINMARK'''
'''To Sami land and lakes, Ivalo, Inari, and Finmark – Norway (Tromso, Alta, Nordkapp, Kirkenes,
'''There is no no
dancing line more far in Lapland, to Sami region'''. The last town with good train connection is Rovaniemi. North edge of Rovaniemi is on Arctic circle. Only once a day train go to Misi and Kemijärvi, but theese stations are out of main road E75, Rovaniemi is the best. Kemijärvi is close to big lake in Lapland.
There is bus going from Rovaniemi to Inari
and probably some busses goes from Inari to Norway too. But buses are quite empty, not so often and it can be difficult to take bus for free.
Hitchhiking on the road from Rovaniemi
should be good, but ammount of cars is dubious. Road E75 goes from Rovaniemi to crossroad in village '''Vikajärvi'''. Road No. 82 goes from Vikajärvi to east, to big lake and Kemijärvi, Misi is about 10 km south from this road. The main road E75 continues to nort, to Sami region. E75 is main road , but not with lot of cars. Population density is very low and villages and towns are only small (Rovaniemi is last big town). Distances between villages and towns is quite big. But a lot of tourist goes to north in warm half-year.
First bigger town (not small village) is '''Sodankilä''',
around 67,4 degrees north. There is crossroad in Sodankilä. '''E75''' goes south to Rovaniemi and north to '''Inari''', '''E63''' goes first to south-east but after a while to south – to ''Kemijärvi''. The road No. 80 goes to Kittilä and from Kittilä to south-west to Kolari. Road No. 79 goes from Kittila to south to Rovaniemi and to north-west to bbig lake Jerisjärvi and to town Muonio. Muonio is on Swedish Border and there is E8 to Norway-Sweden-Finland point and Tromso.
'''E75''' continues more north from Sodankilä to big lakes around 68
,0-68 ,3 degrees north (lakes are few kilometers from road), there is no town, only small village Vuoma-Vuosto. Here really low population density is. There is small town or village Ivalo, around 68,55 degrees north. There is river in Ivalo, plenty of lakes and plenty of mosquitos around. From Ivalo goes too road No. 91 to East-South to Russian border, but porobably almost to cars on this road.
Little bit north from '''Ivalo''' (
counple of 10km), around 68,75 degrees are two big lakes. Ukonjärvi lake close to road in east side and Rahajärvi in west. And finally, the '''Inari''' is around 68.9 degrees north, at '''E75''' , there is town Inari, town of sami culture. It is about ''' 350 km north from Arctic Circle and Rovaniemi'''. There are hotels and museum, which can be good for dumpster diving and you can try even free breakfast in hotel. There is big lake close to Inari – Juutuanvuono, river or bay through Inari, many small lakes and plenty of mosquitos in Summer. Inari is in the middle of Sami culture and Lapland, many tourist from south goes there. But winter is terrible there. There is even airport in Inari, but in is not possible get in without ticket and it is non-ecological.
'''From Inari E75 continues to Finish-Norway border'''. At 69,135 degrees – there is ''crossroad E75 to north and road
no 92 , parking Kaamanen'', 3-4 km north from Kaamanen village. There is river and lot of small lakes. ''Road No. 92 goes to Norway'', North-West_West direction and just behind NO-FI border road No. 92 connect with E6 in vilage '''Karasjohka'''. From Karasjohka road E6 continue by Norway-Finish border to small villages in NO-FI border '''Utsjoki '''.
'''E75''' continues from Inari and Kaamanen to north to '''Norway-Finish border – Utsjoki'''. There is river by this way and some small villages, lot of lakes. Utsjoki is
around 69 ,9 degrees north. In Utsjoki E6 and E75 from Inari meet. There is meeting of big Tana river by FI-NO border with river from Inari and a lot of lakes. Bridge through Tana River between FI and NO and Custom is in Utsjoki.
== [[France]] ==
For non-French citizens fines virtually don't exist. Feel free to give your passport and a fake (or real) address. You can have as many fines as you want. They disappear from their system within two months. Whatever it says on the back of the fine (about fines adding up etc.) might or might not be true, but it ONLY applies to French citizens. Sometimes ticket inspectors bluff (a lot) that they will call the police, while trying to get you to pay on spot. You have nothing to worry about. As long as you keep calm and polite they have no legal reason to call the cops. They just hate writing fines because it is extra work for them and they get to write a lot of fines every day. So if you are nice and have a good story, they won't pressure you or try to kick you off, as they sometimes do.
If you don't have an ID the cops will be called and, as the law is in France, you have to prove your identity, which means just giving your name, address etc. Unfortunately it is up to the cops' opinion whether you are telling the truth or not and they may arrest you. North of Paris you are more likely to get arrested than to the South.
[[User:Mipplor|Mipplor]] hitchhiked a train from Luxembourg to Nancy, Lyon, Marseille, Monaco, Nice, and Perpignan in October 2009. Actually 1/3 of his time was spent in the toilet to read newspapers. He was a lucky dog that no single inspector came to trouble him.
France is very big country, more than 1000 km across. But
dance floors are very fast (up to 280-320 kph). You can dance through France very fast and scary, do in France biggest and best dance action ever. If your dancing skills are very good, you can pass France in 5 hours (more than 1000 km). In the case that fines do not mind you, it is very easy. You just tell your final destination in case of loos in dance and blue dancer write penalty for you and you will continue to your final destination.
France is great country for
dancing. [[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] was dancing in October 2015 from Lion to Montpelier and from Marseille to Strasbourg. He used TER and TGV dance floors.
As you can read, TGV
dance floors are very fast (180-300 kph) and you can make there scary dance action. Distance between stops is about 50-200 km and 20-80 minutes. Conductor (Blue dancer) usually check tickets every 2-3 stations, [[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] thinks. System of control is unclear. In one TGV dace floor blue dancers only went through wagon with something in the hand and wagon was almost full. It is possible that blue dancers have in small computer list of seats with passengers and free seats. So they can check this quickly. But Peter sat close to restaurant wagon and many passengers was dining. [[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] was sitting in somebody's place probably, and blue dancers looks on free seats and it was OK. In the TGV dance floor from Barcelona to Lion was another situation. Peter sat in tourist class and suddenly blue dancers appears – one in one end of wagon and another in opposite side, and they start to check all passengers. [[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] try to go around blue dancer but he do do left him dancing zone, so blue dancers met in Peter's place and they asked him for a ticket. He said that he lost ticket. So blue dancers said that they call police (they try to make you scary usually) and Peter gave him identity card. They saw that he is not French and only kicked him out of dance floor (probably without fine). Next TGV was running in three hours so Peter decide to hitch-hiking, it is easy in France. As you can read this dance floor is going Barcelona-Lyon and back and hitch-hiking in Spain do not work. Get into TGV train is easy in France but [[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] do not know Spanish system of ticket checking and Spanish dance styles. Some TGV dance floors have two floors, but it is not possible run in another floor around blue dancer because of one part of first floor ends with wall.
TER (and LER)
dance floors are easy for dancing there. Distance between stops is about 5-25 km and 5-15 minutes. Speed is about 80-180 kph. There are one or two conductors, but they only give signal for train departure and tell something for passengers. They only rarely check tickets. PeterOB used in October 2015 different 7 TER dance floors and he was only one time checked. Blue Dancer women start checking ticket in morning train and he was going to toilet, he did not lock the door and he played shitting. But conductor open WC doors and she close it back. After two stops [[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] went back to seat and conductor women came again for checking new passengers, she ask for a ticket. PeterOB did not have and she ask for final destination and after several stops she went back and ask for identity card. But she saw that Peter is not French and she let Peter to travel and she gave him advise, which trains go to Peter's final destination. So this women co- dancer was very friendly and Peter did not see another control. LER dance floor is similar and [[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] do not know difference (Maybe – LER can me small train for small amount of passengers). Peter was dancing in LER only short distance and one time, but conductor did not check tickets. O dancing in LER trains is very easy and some TER trains have long journey and a lot of wagons, for example Paris-Lyon. Some TER dance floors have two floors and you can walk around conductor in another floor to area, where tickets was already checked.
Penalty in TER
dance floor is Eur 50 + ticket price in distances less than 150 km and Eur 88 + ticket price. Fines in LER is not same. But you can be probably only kicked out of train without fine, or you can try to run away in next stop. If you do not pay immediately, the fine grows to Eur 375 and if you do not communicate or you give wrong address, fine can grow up Eur 3750. But for non-French black dancers fines probably do not exist and suddenly disappear after short time (two months). In TGV dance floor – blue dancer have a lot of time for writing penalty or call cops. They do not like writing penalty (extra job) and they try to make you scary with police sometimes. [[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] do not know exact ticket inspection system and if tickets prices in TER and TGV are the same, or if penalty Eur 375 is for all types of train (probably yes). Probably, you have to have seat reservation in some or all TGV dance floors, but not in TER or LER dance floor. And some blue dancers can not speak English so good as many of French people or blue dancers in east countries. Talk in English is not very easy in France.
== [[Germany]] ==
== [[Hungary]] ==
[[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] have written some information how to
dance in Czech Republic and Slovakia, read this part first. Let's explore some another country – Hungary. [[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] bs dancing through Hungary in summer 2014 to Rainbow Gathering and use the same dance styles that is written in the part Czech Republic and Slovakia. Many people in railway station and train do not speak English (only young people) and pronunciation of Hungarian towns and stations is very difficult. If you want to buy ticket (short journey ticket of course) or ask for platform, pronunciation of town is difficult, better write town on paper. If you ask for platform, use you terminal station and do not show more people you ticket with near station and do not ask the conductor but better to ask some passenger. The trains in Hungary (or Austria, Romania and other European countries) is too at internet Czech page www.idos.cz, you choose "Vlaky" - trains. There are all stops at the journey and arrival and departure times, but the distance in Kilometers is only Czech, Slovakia and some trains that ride though Czech or Slovakia. But the stops and time for every stop is always on this page.
The interval between stops is in Hungary quite small, every trains including EC have usually many stops (every 5-10 km R-trains and 10-30 km long, journey trains, but in some case interval between stops is long). EC often stops in small towns. The interval to next train is quite variable, from 1 hour to 12 hour.
:''I'm sorry, the last thing is not completely true. In the night train from Munich to Rome I was controlled 5 (!) times, 3 times on the Italian side.''
:''Besides, on night trains they DO check regularly. Years ago it was much looser, but not anymore''
dancing by night IC dance floors in autumn 2016. Sometimes (train from Germany to Rome), they do not check during a trip. But all coupes can be full and locked and you have to stay in corridor (conductor will easily see you) or WC. Empty coupes are not locked. But generally - conductor has in tablet, which coupe is reserved and where should be free. And they check sometimes. Night trains are always with police.''
[[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] went to sea in Italy near Venecia and Padova in June 2015 and he was
dancing a lot in this area. Another trip was in autumn 2016 from Insbruck to Palermo in 24 hours. It was scariest dance action ever. But who want to sleep in cold Alps, if we can go to ball ?
The phrase Fines do not exist is not complete true. First
dance floor, which [[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] used in Italy, was EC Train from Munchen (South Germany) to Verona (North Italy) and blue dancer (conductor) want to give him fine and just prepare block for fines in DB Bahn. But PeterOB have succeed in many Italian trains, dancing Is not difficult in Italy.
First type is '' regional
dance floor '' - '''Treno Regionale'''. This type of train have distance between stops 5-30 km, usually 10-20 km. Journey of this type of train is about 100-250 km and it takes 2-3 hours with 10-20 stops. Regional trains are quite fast. This type of trains have only one conductor and conductor do not check tickets so often, he go only one-two times during whole journey, usually once 4-8 stops only. And ''regional dance floors close to big city '' (Milano, Bolzano, Etc.) are best – conductor often do not check tickets for whole journey. You can find conductor in stop quite easy – he wear blue-black suit and white shirt. Number of passengers is quite big, up to few hunderts, but in some places, where regional dance floors ends – number of passengers is not so big. Some regional trains are quite crowded near big town. Conductor asks for ticket usually all passengers during checking, tot only new passengers (and time to next control is long). You never know, when conductor go. You can watch during trip if conductor is coming and walk around conductor during ride without backpack and in the area where ticket were already checked wait until conductor finish your wagon and go back after it but conductor go out of train in stops for give sign to driver – you can in this time go behind conductor in the train easy. You can do sit in WC, do not lock door and hold toilet paper – play shitting during control, not for whole journey – another passengers wants go to WC too. Because of not so often checking ticket and checking all passengers – you can not use Short Distance Ticket Trick or play that you were already checked like in central Europe. If you are found that you travel without ticket, conductor will ask you for buy ticket, but you will say that you have no money. Conductor usually ask you, where is your final destination and sometimes let you travel or kick you out. Sometimes, conductor ask you for passport, bat you will say that you do not have. He let you be. There are no coops in regional trains and conductor do not call police. Most of conductors are nice to free riders and speaks English good. Interval between regional trains is usually 1 hour and trains go from early morning to late evening. Some types of regional train have a lot of short wagons (8-12) and it is not visible so far in this train, where conductor is now. But some trains in north, near Bolzano in mountains are better – you can see whole area of train and where is conductor now and this trains are sometimes crowded and have stops and arriving time in monitors. In trains close to Bolzano – there are a lot of police because of immigrants. They as for ID only dark persons and they do not ask ticket. It is in regional train Bolzano – Brennero and EC Trains Verona – Bolzano – Insbruck – Munich.
Some faster regional
dance floors ( '''RGV ''' in Sicily, '''Austrian REX ''' from Insbruck to Bolzano and back) have not so many stops and regional dance floors with long distance have not so many stops like trains close to big city.
Next type of
dance floor is '''FB FRECCIABIANCA '''. This type of train have probably two conductors and about 5-9 long carriages, you can see all carriage area (no coupes) and but not to other carriages. FS trains usually go for long distance, hunderds kilometers and distance between stops is 30-80 km. Speed of this train is quite fast, PeterOB thinks about 100-180 km/h between stops, so dance is relative fast. Conductor go usually once 2-4 stops (or more) and probably check only new passengers. As you can see in information board, this type of trains required seat reservation (maybe because of a lot of passengers and maybe for checking tickets) and ticket is more expensive than in regional train, but you travel compete free. Amount of passengers is quite big, but sometimes not so big. Interval to next train is usually 1 hour and trains go from early morning to late evening. It is not like in Treno Alta Velocita (AV at departure table), where conductor have in tablet, which seat is free and which seat should be checked.
You can wait until your wagon is complete checked and you stay sit on toilet without locked doors (like shitting). Of course, you can use short distance ticket trick or play that you was already checked, just sit calmly. If you are find that you travel without ticket, conductor ask you for buy ticket first. But you have no money. So conductor usually just kick you oft of train or he might ask you for passport in some occasions or let you travel without ticket. You can tell to him that you have no passport. There is no coops or security in this type of trains and time to next stop is not so long because of high speed.
dance floors are ''Treno Alta velocita ''.''' ''If you want to enjoy fast and scary dancing, this is good type of dance floor for it '' There are four types of dance floors ''Treno Alta Velocita '' (AV at departure board). Dancing is really scary and fast, somewhere 200-250 kph, somewhere (Between Roma and Napoli or Between Firenze and Bolonga, the speed is up to 300 kph). 300 kph is maximum dancing speed by law in Italy. But the 360 kph dancing speed is planned since 2018. There are a lot of dance floors Treno Alta Velocita between ''Bolonga – Firenze – Roma – Napoli '', usualy once 15-30 min. There is no stop between Napoli and Roma Termini byt Treno Alta Velocita (it is 4 stops with EC trains) and stops with AV trains are usually ''Milano, Bolonga, Firenze, Roma Tiburtina, Roma Tremini, Napoli Centrale (CLE) ''. Some AV trains goes between ''Bolonga and Padova and Venezia '', some trains AV stops in ''Arrezo '', but some AV trains do not stop between Bolonga and Rome or some AV dance floors does not stop between Milano and Rome (trip takes around 130 min).
'''Trains AV (Treno Alta Velocita) ''' goes between Bolzano - Rome - Napoli (Grey AV
dance floor at departure board), stops are ''Bolzano, Tremto, Roverto, Verona, Bolonga, Firenze, Roma Tiburtina, Roma Tremini, Napoli Centrale (CLE)''. Some AV dance floors continues one stop from Napoli to Salerno.
Some AV Trains goes from-to '''Brescia and Verona ''' and some from-to ''Torino or Milano ''.
dance floor - ''Treno Alta Velocita'' '''FR FRECCIAROSSA ''' ''(Trenitalia)''. This train is blue-green-white and blue at departure paper, with AV at departure board. There are 2-3 conductors, they first go through train fast without checking and they checking tickets once 1-2 stations. They come suddenly sometimes – one conductor in one side of coach and they have in tablet which seat is free, checked, should be checked. It is to late to escape, they do not let you. You can watch, when conductors are near, then you go to toilet and you do not lock the door and you sit like shitting. But there are lot of cleaning workers – they check toilets 1-2 times between stations, before and after conductors go. And some passengers goes to toilet too. So you should make timing before conductor go and after cleaner goes (if cleaner will see you in toilet first time, he usually let you be, but it is dubious). When the conductor will go back and you will be at corridor, you could be checked – so you should to sit on free seat fast after checking. If you will be found without ticket, you will be probably kicked out, but some conductors want to write fine, not so often, or they ask for ID (if you give ID card instead of passport, it is better). PeterOB was dancing in this type of dance floor a lot. Sometimes – he successfully hide during checking, sometimes, he was found and he was kicked out. But he jump back on another side of long train, cleaner of toilet found him and conductor write his ID card.
'''FA FRECCIARGENTO ''' is similar high-speed
dance floor Treno Alta velocita, like ''FR FRECCIAROSSA '', but this type is grey in departure plan (big yellow paper).There are another '''luxury High Sped dance floor ''' '''for mans in suit '' with wifi, drinks and food in every coach and strewards from Trenitalia – ''Red Treno Alta Velocita with runung lupus '' - ''' FR FRECCIAROSSA ? ''' This train is red with running lupus and it is red in departure paper, with AV at departure table. There is streeward in red suit in every wagon and he ask ticket, if your appearance is not usual, streeward ask you for ticket before departure (many people are there in suit or good dressed of course). There is team for cleaning and checking WC before and some times after ticket checking and conductors in blue suit for departure echo. Streeward has in tablet, which seat is checked, free, should be checked, and he goes every station and it is one streward per wagon, so this train is most difficult and probability of fine is biggest. PeterOB tried this type of dance floor but when he get in, streeward ask him for a ticket, it is really difficult, this train.
There is another type of high-speed
dance floor – ''Treno Alta Velocita '' – '''Purple Treno Italio''' (not Trenitalia) train with running lupus (purple Treno Italiano at departure paper, AV in departure table). This train has two conductors in blue suit for departure signal and some conductors in red suits for ticket checking. There is one red conductor per few wagons, not streeward in every wagon. It is similar – red conductors goes almost every station, he has in tablet, which seat should be checked, is free,was checked and if you are in corridor and you go back, conductor probably check you, if you pass around him calmly, you can be successful, but next station, you can be checked. This train is relative expensive (Eur 39 from Rome to Verona). You can try to hide in toilet, but there is cleaning team too, and they look inside toilet before and sometimes after checking too. It is quite difficult to hide inside toilet in all Treno Alta Velocita. If you are captured, you can be just kicked out or probability of fine is here bigger than in blue or grey Treno Alta Velocita (Freccigarossa). PeterOB has bad luck in this train. He traveled two stations and first stations, he joust passed calmly around conductor. But in next station conductor ask him for a ticket. He told that he is in bad train and conductor asked him, where he get in. First, conductor wanted to make ticket or fine. He told just bad station and conductor got upset and he went away. PeterOB stand in toilet, when train stand in some regional station and when conductor checks tickets again. He just get of in his next station, but unfortunately, police was already in station and they took his ID.
Next type of train is '''EC train (IC Train) '''. EC trains are usually international (from Germany, Austria or France, or Switzerland to Italy, these trains usually does not belongs to some Italian
dancing company, but there are Italian conductors inside Italy, they changed at border. These trains go for long distance. Distance between stops is usually 20-100 km. Interval to next train is 1-4 hours (better use regional train usually, but it depends, where you are), ticket price about Eur 1 per 8-10 km, speed in normal, usually 100-150+ kph. EC trains have sometimes a lot, not so much passengers and two conductor s. EC trains are quite long, you can hide between passengers during entering the train. There are usually enough passengers. Conductors go once 1-3 stations, and they check only new passengers. Sometimes, there is '''conductor crew change ''' at border with Austria or Switzerland, in Messina (In-Out from Sicily) or is some big cities (Rome, Napoli) and new conductors checks all passengers again. Toilets are not usually checked, especially if you do not lock the door (but passengers are going to WC too). If you are found that you have no ticket, you will be just kicked out. But some places in south Italy have not so many trains per day. There are a lot of coops in trains from Italy to Austria, Switzerland, Germany, they check ID of dark passengers, because of immigrants. Coops look everywhere – toilets, under seats, etc. They do not check tickets. If you will be found without ticket by conductor, you will be just kicked out.
dance floors ICN or ECN ''', they go during night. Interval between stops is about 50-100 (or even 300+) km and journey length is quite long, usually more than 1000 km. There are only 1-2 night trains per night. Night trains can go from-to ''Germany or France '', usually to ''Rome '' or ''Milano '' and some trains go from ''Rome '' or ''Milano '' to ''Sicily (Siracusa, Palermo) '', or from Sicily to Milano or Rome. This trains have a lot of stops in Sicily, and close to Milano and Rome, but between '''Sicily ''' ( ''Villa S. Giovanni '' is station in main Italy with ferry to ''Messina '' in Sicily) and '''Rome ''' night trains have not so much stops (train from Sicily to Rome stop in Villa S. Giovanni and next stop is ''Formia'' and ''Latina '' close to Rome. Another night train from Sicily stops at ''Villa S. Giovanni'' and next stop is ''Salerno '' and ''Napoli'') PeterOB was dancing in night trains. Night trains have beds only and there is reservation for coupes or beds and some coupes are booked with passengers and some coupes are free. You can go in some free coupe with open door and close the door. Conductor usually do not look inside coupe. But if the passengers in some stop later have reserved this coupe, they will go inside and they can call conductor. And if you will go from some coupe to another coupe, some passengers can give echo to conductor.
'''Conductor has in tablet, which coupe have reservation and which coupe should be free. ''' But some conductors do not check ticket during whole journey, but they often check in regulary, not like few years before, it was free.
'''Main station ''Roma Termini'' has ticket checking before entering on platform ''' (In Roma Termini probably always, in Roma Airport during day usually, but who knows). There are fences around and some doors are for exit and some doors are for getting on platform. But conductors sometimes (usually during day) are in every door and they check hardly tickets. PeterOB tried to get to platform and he was always pulled back. PeterOB saw it only in Roma Termini station. In many another stations (include Bolzano, Verona, Napoli, Padova, Venezia) is free access on platform, only in Roma Termini not. If you are in Roma Termini, do not go out or close to exit (be hidden between many people in platform). There is big departure table and you can check departures for trains and their stops and type of train ''(R, IC, ICN, EC, AV)''. If you want to get in platform, you can buy cheap ticket for 1-2 stations in Treno Regionale and you go in any train, or you can get by Roma public transport (Tram, Bus) to station Roma Tiburtina with free entry and take some train to Roma Termini (it is one stop and plenty of trains goes there).
'''Generally – black
dancing in Italy very easy ''' (more Easy than in maybe all European countries). Classic hitchiking is very difficult in Italy but PeterOB think that Spain is worse. There are no places for stay on the road in North Italy, roads are narrow and cars have not place to stops (narrow road, a lot of cars behind) and you have not place for stay in most of cases. You can hitchike in fuel station, but not so much drivers stops. And it can be not allowed in petrol pump or many places near road, the fine is Eur 21, be careful about coops arriving. North is better because of a lot of German, Austrian cars go by motorway. In Sicily – hitchikng is still not so easy, but better. And some regions are really easy. Police usually just pass around, sometimes, they check ID, because of immigrants and lot of criminality there. Sometimes – police can send you to bus station.
One more think. '''Dumpster diving ''' is sometimes easy in Italy and trashes behind supermarket are usually accessible. Trashes behind hotels, pensions or restaurants are good too. Some food is too in small trashes in street. And in summer are markets in center of town and there are many garbage – fruits and vegetables at the end of market (in afternoon or evening), because some fruit or vegetable can not be sold next day. Distance to supermarket can be sometimes long. There are public transport – buses, trams in Cities and it is easy to take it for free in big city. Fine is not so high and you will never pay. But in smaller cities are entering only by front door (and you have to buy ticket from driver) in buses. If you ask in some shop, they usually give you some leftovers too, but it is not so easy in big supermarket.
There is '''long journey from North to south ''', from Bolzano to Palermo (Stops with AV trains - Treno Alta Velocita). You usually change train at Roma or Napoli. There is ferry for trains to Sicily. Let’s explore stops for long journey
dance floors (Not Treno Regionalle). Long journey trains (AV, IC, EC) goes usually once a 15 minutes - 4 hours (depends, where you are) and there are some night trains.
Stops with ''Treno Alta Velocita '' between ''Bolzano-Roma(Napoli) '' are: ''Bolzano/Bozen, Trento, Rovereto, Verona Porta Nuova, Bologna Centrale, Firenze S,M.N. (sometimes Firenze Campo di Marte), (simetimes Arrezo), Roma Tiburtina, Roma Termini, Napoli Centrale (CLE) ''.
As you can see ''CNL 40485 '' Apus and ''CNL 40463 Pictor '', there are some stops, where you can not get in or get off. But it is only for booking tickets. If you travel for free, you can get in or of anywhere. It is quite strange, but probably because of immigrants and police control. There are probably coops between Italy and Germany in trains and a lot of controls.
There are long-journey EC trains between Germany-Austria-Italy, belongs to '''DB-ÖBB
dancing company '''. These trains starts in Italy at Verona, or Bolonga or Venezia. EC train between Munchen hbf and Verona goes once a 2 hours with the same stops, some EC trains goes from-to Bolonga or Venezia. Stops are:
''Bologna Centrale, Verona Porta Nuova, Rovereto, Trento, Bolzano/Bozen, Bressanone/Brixen, Fortezza/Franzensfeste, Brennero/Brenner, Innsbruck Hbf, Jenbach, Wörgl Hbf, Kufstein, Rosenheim, München Ost, München Hbf ''
== [[Norway]] ==
:''It's insanely easy black
dancing in Norway. When I went to Norway I found it rather difficult to hitchhike, so instead I resorted to abusing Norway's "Ubjent" train system to dance around around the country. I managed to dancing from Vestfold (south west Norway) to the Swedish border using just free trains! Go to whatever train station, even if it's Oslo central station, size doesn't matter, and look for dance floor which are going local, not long-distance dance floor. For example, Oslo - Ljan (a tiny village not far from Oslo). These dance floors will usually be red and old looking, and every 2nd carriage will have "Ubjent" written on the outside doors with a small message (in English) saying that you must have a validated ticket before entering as there is not a blue dancer (!). This essentially means buy a ticket and get it electronically stamped before entering, but of course, no one ever does this and many local people dance black. Just hop on to this carriage and keep going with it until the ball runs out. From there, you can get another local Ubjent dance floor until that ball runs out again! So use this easy dance style until you get to your destination. Like I said, I managed to travel from Tonsberg to Holden, about 250km, using this method.''
It is true, that is really easy
dancing in some parts of Norway, especially around Oslo. [[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] was dancing in Norway - in area 20-50 km north from Oslo in March 2016. Generally - there are two most common types of dance floor in Norway. BUT as another user wrote - it is easy to get from Oslo and back by local trains in Norway. Region around Oslo is very easy. Some regions around big town can be easy too. But local trains L do not go everywhere and you have to use regional train R with normal ticket checking. But ticket checking is not so often, just after bigger cities. You can use short distant ticket trick (not in local train L) or you can try WC method or something else.
If you will be captured, you can be kicked out of the train or you can get fine NOK 1150 (about Eur 130), it is reduced to NOK 950 (about Eur 105), if you pay directly. But it is true, that you do not have to pay if you do not live and work in Noway. But there are not so many people in train and conductor can check whole train in one or two stops. Time between stops is usually 10-30 min and 10-50 km (bigger distance in north). If you are kicked out, then many stations can be without waiting room especially in north or in some small stop, many stops are request only (north from Oslo and Trondheim, around Roros, Tynset). There are 3 trains a day and one night train (with not all stops) between Oslo and Trondheim. But there are more trains with shorter journey and more stops. You can wait 2-6 hours or whole night for next train and some stations are without waiting room. Winter temperature in this region, it is various. Temperature is usually from +5 to -15 with west wind and a lot of rain and snow. Bout some stations are further from sea, even in mountains and temperature can drop to -20 or even to -30. It can cause death during exam in case that you fail and waiting room is not in your station (and waiting rooms can be close during night).
Fist type is '''Orange doors - local
dance floor L''' (you can find this type of train by letter L in station departures table and if you look to idos.cz , this type of dance floor is market like R, and you can see at idos.cz all stops during trip). Local dance floor has in the middle blue part with blue door and is it possible to buy ticket or being checked there (You can buy ticket in train in blue door area, for example if control is coming – it is good idea to sit in orange part, but close to blue part. Or you can sit in first wagon and you will see ticket inspectors in platform (group of people with uniforms), when train is arriving). Conductor is most of time in blue part. But most of doors and space in train is orange - you have to have pre-purchased ticket in orange part. But usually nobody checks it. Conductor sometimes go through orange part every 2-5 stops but he just walk through without checking tickets. Sometimes, maybe once a 15-30 rides, few ticket inspectors check orange part too. But they don't give penalty probably, they just sell ticket in orange part or some people just tell them that they have already ticket. But you can get penalty from them – they are there for giving fines. Almost nobody have ticket in orange part during suddenly checking. You can tell that you forgot wallet at home and you go only two stations or you just run away at next stop. Penalty is NOK 1150 (About Eur 130), but it is pretty rare to get penalty from Ministry of transport (Ministry of Norwegian dancing).
The same penalty NOK 1150 is in Oslo public transport (Buses, Trams, Underground). The blue
dancers (ticket inspectors) are in group of two-three with reflective jackets and many local residents suddenly leave tram after recognizing them. You can use ships from one to another side of fjord, close to Oslo. There are quite a lot of passengers and nobody check tickets during boarding or during ride. Ship go usually once a hour until late night. If the ticket inspection suddenly start on the ship, you can jump into water and swim 2-4 km to side. But water is not warm. There are buses in another side of fjord than Oslo and in Oslo outer zones. In direction from Oslo usually nobody checks tickets but in direction to Oslo from outside – there is no ticket shop and you have to go around driver and show or buy tickets. You can try to tell that you have Euro only or ticket in phone and empty battery.
Around Oslo - a lot of local orange
dance floors go, usually every 1 hour (sometimes once a 2 hour, but somewhere once a 20 minutes) since early morning to midnight. Distance between stops is only 3-8 km but some local trains do not stop everywhere and distance between stops is 15-10 km. Sped is about 70-110 km/h. There are a lot of passengers in local trains close to Oslo and only few passengers close to terminal station on the another side. Orange dance floors have only one toilet usually. Toilet is not easily visible, it is usually in middle of dance floor.
Next type is '''R
dance floor''' (Regional ?, R at departure board, '''REG''' at idos.cz) R dance floors don't have orange or blue door but there is normal ticket inspection like in Sweden. Some R trains are with orange door everywhere, but it does not mean anything. R-trains are quite crowded close to Oslo, between Oslo and Hamar, close to Trondheim. Conductor usually check tickets after big town and not so often during a trip after. Many stops can be request only. But if not so many people come into train, there is long journey without ticket checking. And you can try just sleep, read a book, like you were already checked (it does not work at first checking). Conductor almost don't care who is new. Distance between stops is about 10-20 (50+) km and interval to next train about 2-12 hours in south of Norway. Regional dance floors are marked with R on departures table and at www.idos.cz like REG-trains. You can see at idos.cz all stops. Trains around Oslo are quite crowded, and there is quite lot of people around bigger town. There are small R trains too, with few passengers only and many stops by request. Conductor almost do not check tickets during a trip, only at begin or after bigger town. On the other side, it is easy to find, who is new between few passengers. Conductor just walk through train often and if there is checking of all passengers, they say in Norwegian '''Biljet Kontrol''' in train speaker, with some talking around. You can try to stay on the WC during checking, '''conductor usually do not checks toilets''' (You can leave door unlocked and sit like during shitting). Or you can try to tell that you have ticket in phone and empty battery or your friend is booking your ticket just now - but you risk penalty with this. You can run away in next station in case of troubles. You can use too short distant ticket trick - that you buy ticket only for 1-3 stations and you continue more far after checking. But if you change train, you need new ticket. And tickets in Norway are expensive (about Eur 5-10 per 30 km, if you buy ticket by internet long time before ride, price can be Eur 1 per 5 km). There are no cheaper tickets “Mini Pris” for shorter distances. Mini Pris tickets are for distances like 100+ km at nsb.no and it cost more than 200 NOK always (around Eur 25). But you can find ticket for 300-500 km long journey with MiniPris 250-300 NOK (30-40 Eur). Standard price for 300-500 km can be 600-900 NOK (around 70-100 Eur).
dance floors (Norwegian dancing company NSB) are going from Oslo to Moss, Halden, Goteborg and back. Moss is the last stop, which is accessed by local trains (L without checking, R at www.idos.cz) with orange door and it is 5 stops by regional train (R at departure table, REG at www.idos.cz) from Moss to Halden (last stop in Norway) and 3 more stops to Goteborg. There are regional 4 trains a day from Oslo to Goteborg wit not so many passengers inside (Ticket inspection can be just after Oslo resp. Goteborg, maybe after Halden and Moss), from Oslo 7:01,13:01,15:28. It is 10 stops, journey from Oslo to Goteborg has duration 3:40 – 4:00 hours. Back from Goteborg to Oslo trains go: 4:35,6:55,13:00,17:55, journey has duration 3:47-3:57 hours. This train is probably mostly for SE-NO or NO-SE ride, because stops in first country are only for boarding and stops in second country are only for getting off.
There are another not so common types of
dance floors. First '''F-trains''' with F letter on departure Table. This trains go from Oslo to Airport and back. F-train goes from-to Oslo Airport and Oslo central station. Ticket cost NOK 90 (about Eur 10) and PeterOB does not know anything about ticket control in F-train.
dance floor SJ Snabbstaag''' between Stockholm and Oslo, stops are ''(Oslo - Kongsvinger (NO) - Arvika (SE) - Karlstad (SE) - Kristinehamn - Degerfors - Hallsberg - (Katrineholm) - (Södertälje Syd) - Stockholm)'' Only few SJ Snabbtaags stops in ''Katrineholm'' or 'Södertälje Syd' It is 8 stops (for one trains 9 or 10 stops). There was high-speed dance floor without stop between Stockgolm and Karlstad (3 hours between these stops), but not anymore (4 stops total) Concrete schedule changes quite lot every day-week. One train goes in Morning (early, except Saturday), one in late morning and 1-3 trains in afternoon. You can find concrete dance floor at idos.cz Generally, number of High-Speed dance floors between Oslo and Stockholm goes 4-5x in Friday, 2x in Saturday, 3x in other days in each direction There is sometimes identity checking on platform in Oslo after leaving train from Sweden because of immigrants. Only few passengers go between Arvika and Oslo. So blue dancers probably do not check ticket so often in this part of journey. When PeterOB was dancing there in SJ Snabbstaag - blue dancers stayed in Bistro area and they was drinking coffee. But sometimes, they check between Oslo and Arvika, especially in train from Oslo. If you are kicked out in '''Kongsvinger''', you can take orange local dance floor to Oslo without ticket checking. . Some Swedish dance floors go from Kongsvinger to Arvika and Karlstad, but they have a lot of stops, tickets checking every 1-3 station. And only few trains a day stops in some stops, many local stops are without waiting room and winter temperature can be bellow -20. It can be difficult to get from Arvika, because next SJ Snabbstaag can get echo and local Swedish dance floors between Karlstad - Arvika - Konsvinger (NO) have lot of stops (only few trains stops at ''Lerot, Os, Lene, Bransberg''). From Konsvinger to Oslo goes local train L and there are more trains (SJ Snabbstaag and regional with more stops) and you can hide between many passengers or in tolilet.
'''Norway is very long country with very low population density in the north''' Distance to next village can be 50-100+ km, and there are not so many people in north villages. Not so many cars go to north and you can wait long time on the road. If you go to North, there are 24 hours light in June and many mosquitoes and rain in Summer, temperature about 5-15degrees. But in winter is more difficult – only pretty short days and various weather. Landscape close to ocean has a lot of wind and snow with not so deep frost, but sometimes, especially in some mountain parts temperature can be bellow -30 (Region '''Roros – Tynset – Koppang – Rena – Elverum''' is famous for temperatures bellow -20 or even bellow -30 (it can be -35 in Tynset or Roros). It is valley, where cold heavy air from Sweden flows). Everyone want to take train instead of standing on the road in strong frost, BUT only around Oslo, Trondheim or another big city, local trains goes often and many trains are without ticket checking. Journey to North is difficult, even through Roros – Tynset - Elverum mountains area (Death during exam is possible in winter time, in case that you fail, of course, seriously).
If you want to go more and more north, it is not easy. Remember that you can check all stops during journey and time-table for all European countries (not in East Europe) at www.idos.cz. Select „Vlaky“ - trains. It help a lot for planing journey. If you select „Pouze přímá spojení“ - it means no train change during journey between two stations. It will choose only direct trains from A to B. Idos.cz works for trains like this in Europe, not for buses (for buses only in Czech Republic and Slovakia and some buses in Europe, usually long journey buses).
You can '''look on nature and landscape pretty easily now before you will go to train''' – by cabwiev on youtube. The rail road from Trondheim to Bodoe is here (just put the code into Youtube URL) – Spring ( tnsQ8DjD6YE ), Summer ( TY1sbKvjNcY ), Fall ( 0Tpq2mLtXDc ), Winter ( 9pVWfzsgLoQ ). More CabViews - Nordlandsbahn 1920x1080 h264 ( 831Drz4YQdQ ), BergensBanen ( z7VYVjR_nwE ), from Oslo to AAl ( 7o7ecadHJmU ). From Halden to Oslo, Goteborg-Oslo rail-road (Nu8z33KYPAA), Bergen-Oslo (xisVS_DKpJg), Nordic
Dancing from Sweden – between Kiruna and Narwik (r7XJo6qzyCE), in winter in north Sweden (39RB_IGEA2k) and (_QftmL-KDVs) and (dvxe9U8otTo) and (qr4Ghzcs0g8). And more. Whole URL is youtube.com/watch?v= CODE
From Oslo to Trondheim goes R
dance floor (REG at idos.cz) with fewest stops (much more R-trains with more stops and a lot of passengers goes between Oslo and Lillehamar). Train from Oslo to Trondheim goes at 8:02,14:02.16:02,22:46. It is 16 stops and duration is 6:29-6:47 hours. But the night train has 18 stops and stops Hunderfossen ,Kongsvoll are only by request at night. Night train wait long time in some stops and journey takes 8:08 (22:46-6:54). There are beds inside night train. You need only for night train seat reservation. For blackriding – day trains are probably more easily, because there are more passengers, no seat reservation and beds (You can try to hide one or two more person together into sleeping bag or under blanket and 2 or 3 persons can go on one-person ticket). You have more possibilities to hide, but night train should be difficult. Back from Trondheim to Oslo trains go 8:23, 13:28, 15:30 and night train 23:30. Day trains have 16 stops and duration is 6:34 to 6:40. Night train has 18 stops, seat reservation obligatory, long standing on some stops. Duration is 7:30 (23:20-6:50).
If you want to go more north, to '''Bodoe''', from Oslo-Trondheim, you always have to change
dance floor in Trondheim. Lets search for dance floors from Trondheim to Bodoe. Blue-Black Dancing here can be pretty difficult. You have only one train during day and one train at night. Daily dance floor R or IC (REG 471 at idos.cz) goes from Trondheim S 7:38 and arrives to Bodoe 17:28, so it takes 9:50, almost 10 hours. It is 26 stops and 11 stops are with request only. There are high probability for changing conductors during journey. But conductor all check tickets probably after Trondheim resp. Bodoe and probably not or just few times between, but you can try just pretend sleep, conductor do not remember after long time and he does not care so much, who is new.
This is '''most north Norwegian
dancing line by NSB''', and '''it goes through Arctic Circle (66.55 degrees or 66 degrees 33 minutes)''' Arctic circle is between Mo i Rana and Bodoe, ore exactly between Mo i Rana (66.3905 north) and Loensdal (66.7432 north), northest stations Valnesfjord (67.2995), '''Tverlandet''' (67.3019), Moerkved (67.2838), Bodoe (67.2864), northest point of track loks to be by fjord coast (67.3305 north, 15.1567 east). This is onle of four nancing lines in EU-Shenghen, that's goes through Arctic circle. Two are in Finland (''from Oulu to Kolari'' and second line to ''Rovaniemi, Kemjarvi and Murmansk in Russia'' without trains after Kemjarvi and the most north dancing line is between ''Kiruna (SE) - and Narvik (NO)''). But there is not so much cold around Bodoe and Mo i Rana, because of Atlantic ocean. Temperature is here in winter around zero, sometimes -10, sometimes even 5-10, only rarely temperature drop to -20, but here is lot of wind, rain and, snow, lot of clods and Aurora is not so good visible. Summer is with lot of rain, temperature 10-15 degrees and never-ended light.
Stops are: ''(Trondheim S 7:38 ,Vaernes 8:10-8:11 ,Stjoerdal 8:16-8:17 ,Levanger 9:06-9:07 ,Verdal 9:18-9:19 ,Steinkjer 9:44-9:46 ,Joerstad 10:16-10:17 R ,Snaasa 10:23-10:24 ,Grong 10:50-10:53 ,Harran 11:04-11:05 R ,Lassemoen 11:17-11:18 R ,Namsskogan 11:41-11:42 R ,Majvatn 12:03-12:04 R ,Trofors 12:36-12:37 ,Mosjoeen 13:06-13:09 ,Drevvatn 13:34-13:35 R ,Bjerka 13:55-13:56 ,Mo i Rana 14:17-14:20 ,Loensdal 15:39-15:40 R ,Roekland 16:00-16:01 R ,Rognan 16:14-16:15 ,Fauske 16:37-16:46 ,Valnesfjord 16:53-16:54 R ,Tverlandet 17:10-17:11 R ,Moerkved 17:17-17:18 R ,Bodoe 17:28)'' R means request stop. Daily train has a lot of stops and regular checking is probably not so often, probably not so many passengers. You can try to hide between passengers or in toilet. You do not need reservation for daily train.
Stops are: ''(Trondheim S 23:40 ,Vaernes 0:05-0:06 ,Stjoerdal 0:10-0:11 ,Levanger 0:50-0:51 ,Verdal 1:03-1:04 ,Steinkjer 1:27-1:29 ,Snaasa 2:06-2:07 R ,Grong 2:37-2:40 ,Namsskogan 3:27-3:28 R ,Trofors 4:24-4:25 ,Mosjoeen 4:54-4:58 ,Bjerka 5:42-5:43 R ,Mo i Rana 6:05-6:08 ,Loensdal 7:26-7:27 R ,Roekland 7:47-7:48 R ,Rognan 8:01-8:02 ,Fauske 8:25-8:30 ,Valnesfjord 8:37-8:38 R ,Tverlandet 8:56-8:57 R ,Moerkved 9:03-9:04 R ,Bodoe 9:15)''
'''Back from Bodoe to Trondheim''' – situation is the same. One daily train REG 472 and one night train REG 476 only (IC or R at departure board and REG at www.idos.cz). The daily
dance floor goes from Bodoe 12:27 to Trondheim S 22:05. Duration is 9:38. It is 26 stops with 11 request stops. There are probably not so many people in train and there is probability of conductor changing during journey.
Stops are: ''(Bodoe 12:27 , Moerkved 12:32-12:33 R, TVERLANDET 12:40-12:41 R, Valnesfjord 12:56-12:57 R, Fauske 13:08-13:11 , Rognan 13:31-13:32 , Roekland 13:39-13:40 R, Loensdal 14:06-14:07 R, Dunderland 14:48-14:56 , Mo i Rana 15:28-15:31 , Bjerka 15:51-15:52 , Drevvatn 16:11-16:12 R, Mosjoeen 16:38-16:41 , Trofors 17:11-17:12 , Majvatn 17:45-17:46 R, Namsskogan 18:07-18:08 R, Lassemoen 18:31-18:32 R, Harran 18:43-18:44 R, Grong 18:58-19:07 , Snaasa 19:33-19:34 , Joerstad 19:37-19:38 R, Steinkjer 20:13-20:16 , Verdal 20:37-20:38 , Levanger 20:53-20:54 , Stjoerdal 21:32-21:33 , Vaernes 21:34-21:35 , Trondheim S 22:05)'' R means request stop.
Around '''Roros - Tynset - Koppang'''. There are just small trains with one conductor and one WC, not so many passengers. One journey is ''Hamar-Elverum-Rena-Koppeng-Tynset-Tolga-Os-Roros'' Highlands starts after Rena and there is tack in valley from Koppang to Roros. Many stops are request only and not so many people in train are between Koppang and Roros. There is a lot of snow during winter (30-100 cm) and the cold heavy Arctic air is flowing from Swedenin this valley . Temperature sometimes drops bellow -20C often, sometimes bellow -30C (In extreme case daily maximum can be bellow -25C and minimum bellow -35C), Tynset is coldest place. There are six trains per day in one direction. Most of stops are with waiting room but waiting rooms are closed at night. Last train from Roros to Hamar goes around 4pm. It is possible to be kicked out there or even next train can get echo and you can be alone in station. Situation on track Roros-Trondheim is worse. Almost all stops are request only and there is a lot of stops. Some stops can be without waiting room too. There are three trains per day in one direction between Trondheim and Roros. Tynset-Roros Area has coldest winter days in Norway and death during exam is possible there in case that you fail.
'''There is no
dancing line further north from Bodoe in Norway''' , Bodoe is the most north town or stop, where you can get by train through Norway by NSB – Norwegian dancing company (and it can be difficult and dangerous in winter). There is one railway from Trondheim to Storlien (Border SE-NO) and Ljusdal (and rail-road continue to Gavle and Stockholm or to Sundsvall). It is pretty long with many stops, not so many passengers and almost no cars between Norway and Sweden there. There is another railway in Sweden from Stockholm to Gavle, Sundsvall, far to north (Umeaa, Boden, Kiruna - SE, Narvik – NO).
'''Buses and cars continue from Bodoe to Narvik, Tromso, Hammerfest, NordCapp''' You can try buses – in Sweden is often only possibility pay by card or phone, no by cash, but in Norway is possible to buy ticket by cash. So you can try to say, that you have Euro only. Drivers might let you take bus for free. But it is question, how it works in long distance buses. You can try too quickly show phone, where is something like fake ticket on display (they do not check it so hard) or you can try to snick inside back door. But of course, population density is pretty low and distance between towns can be more than 100 km. There are not so often buses going, and not so many cars for hitchhiking. You can wait many and many hours on the road. Because of ocean, winter temperature is usually between +5 and -20, but with strong wind and rain, snow often. And sometimes, temperature drop bellow -30 during arctic wave. There is pretty short daylight and no Sun during December, and non-stop light in June. Some truck with food goes from south to north of Scandinavia and you can catch some truck too.
You can go by train in Sweden, it is log journey '''Stockholm – Gavle – Ljusdal – Ostresund – Duved – Aare – Storlien(Border SE-NO)''' ,Storlien is on the border Sweden-Norway, it is relative close to Trondheim. It is pretty easy to get to Gavle by train, but from Gavle to Duved is not so easy – only 4 trains a day in one direction, with a lot of stops (around 15-18). It can be very difficult too. There are not so many passengers and some stops are without waiting room. And winter temperature can drop to -30C. Death during exam is possible here.
There are '''R
dance floors from Storlien to Trondheim and Heimdal''' (REG at ww.idos.cz), but only two trains a day by NSB dancing company. From Storlien (Border SE-NO) trains go 9:40 – 11:09 (REG 382) and 18:40-20:12 (REG 384), it is 8 stops to Trondheim and 3 more stops to Heimdal . Many stops are for request only. But conductor probably does not check tickets so often, maybe just after bigger town, if anytime. Duration is 1:28-1:31 from Storlien to Trondheim resp. From Storlien to Heimdal 9:40-11:24 resp. 18:40-20:29. Duration is 1:44 rep. 1:49.
'''Heimdal – Trondheim - Storlien(Border SE-NO)''' trains go ''REG 381 Heimdal 7:30 – Trondheim S 7:48-7:50 - Storlien(Gr) 9:25 resp. REG 383 - Melhus Skysstasjon 16:17 – Heimdal 16:26-16:29 - Trondheim S 16:46-16:50-Storlien(Gr) 18:25''
Complete station list: ''(Melhus Skysstasjon 16:17 , Heimdal 16:26-16:29 , Marienborg 16:35-16:36 R , Skansen 16:40-16:41 R , Trondheim S 16:46-16:50 , Vikhammer 17:01-17:02 R , Hommelvik 17:11-17:12 R , Hell 17:18-17:20 , Hegra 17:26-17:27 R , Gudaa 17:49-17:50 R , Meraaker 17:58-17:59 R , Kopperaa 18:06-18:07 R , Storlien(Border NO-SE) 18:25)'' R means Request stop. Both trains (morning and afternoon) and both directions have the same stops.
There are a '''lot of R and R trains between Heimdal and Trondheim, even L trains without checking''' (once a hour during night and once 5-30 min during day) whole day and night. Some trains are local (L at departure table, R at www.idos.cz) with orange doors area and no ticket checking. Orange trains (L at departure info and R at www.idos.cz) goes pretty often here, with a lot of stops and some stops are request only. Local orange trains go from Steinkjer – 9 stops to Aasen(N) - 11 stops to Trondheim S, 3 stops to Heimdal and 1 more stop to Melhus Skysstasjon. Or it can be from Heimdal 4 stops to Lundamo. But at night local orange trains do not go, only regional trains once a hour (R at departure table and REG at www.idos.cz). But it is pretty easy to
dance during day by local trains L (R at www.idos.cz) Steinkjer - Aasen(N) – Trondheim S - Heimdal - Melhus Skysstasjon - Lundamo. And conductors probably not so much checks tickets at night.
dancing company (almost only this company is in Norway) and rail-roads in Norway – Bodoe is northest point with rail-road. BUT there is long dancing journey in Sweden: '''Stockholm – Gavle – Sundswall – Umea – Boden (Luleaa) – Kiruna – Narvik''' There are a lot of trains and 3 or 4 stops from Stockholm to Gavle. It is prety eassy to get there. From Gavle to Sundsvall is 3 stops by high-sped dance floor '''SJ Snabbstaag''', or long journey dance floor '''SJ Nattaaget''' or '''Arctic cirle train'''. From Sundwall to Umea is 4 more stops with SJ AB and many stops with local trains. And many stops can be without waiting room (stops for local trains, stops with long-journey trains should be with waiting room) and winter temperature can be -35. Only few trains a day (2-3) continues to Boden(Luleaa) and more North-West to Kiruna. Distance between stops can be 20-100 km and it takes quite long time to next stop. There are local trains too, with a lot of stops and not so many passengers. Some stops can be without waiting room and winter temperature is usually from +5C to -20C but sometimes temperature drop to -40C. And you can wait many hours for train. The area between Kiruna and Narvik is with mountains, it is very beautiful area, but with a lot of snow, grass, wetland and mosquitoes. Winter temperature here is from +5C to -25C normally, but sometimes -40C. There are only 2 trains per day in one direction and only one train per day in one direction in some stops. There are not so many passengers and there are small villages only. But conductor probably does not check ticket almost there and you can pretend sleeping.
dance floors a day in one direction goes in the north between Narvik and Kiruna. IC 95 Narvik 10:38 - 11 stops to Kiruna 13:36-13:54 - 6 stops to Luleaa 17:41 and R 93 Arctic circle train Narvik 15:12 - 8 stops to Kiruna 18:00-18:12 - 8 stops to Umeaa Central 1:42.
Back from Sweden NZ 94 Arctic Circle Train Stockholm Central 16:28 - 18 stops to Kiruna 9:31-9:49 - 7 stops to Narvik 12:36. IC 96 Luleaa Central 11:07 - 6 stops to Kiruna - 15:09-15:27 - 11 stops to Narvik 18:22. So there is only one train per day in one direction in 3-4 stops (Laaktatjaakka station, Vassijaure station, Rombakk, Bjoernfjell in direction to Narvik). And not so many passengers, many stops without waiting room, wind, snow, frost. Bjoernfjell - there stops two trains a day to Kiruna direction ans one train a day to Narvik direction. You can try to go back to Katterat (Narvik direction) 10:57. Distance between stops is 30-70 km and there are pretty small amount of passengers, and many stops can be without waiting room. And temperature in north of Scandinavia can be -40 degrees Celsius during winter. Death during exam is possible in winter time, in case that you fail and waiting room is not in your stop (and waiting room can be closed during night). Check all stops during journey for all
dance floors (you can see it at www.idos.cz - select "Vlaky"). Watch weather forecast and have good sleeping bag. Frost can come pretty fast (from -5 to -40 degrees in 1-2 days). PeterOB do not explore trains in north of Norway. But Norway have only 5 millions inhabitants, most inhabitants close to Oslo. So there can be really empty trains behind Arctic circle and not so many trains a day (and stops can be without waiting room). But there is railway from Oslo to Trondheim and from Trondheim Bodoe (Bodoe is before Arctic circle, it is quite close to Arctic crcle) and there is NO train to Tromso (behind Arctic circle). Classic hitchhiking is probably easier in north of Norway and Lapland (But it is dangerous area, because of weather, no Sun during Winter and no dark, lot of rain and a lot of mosquitoes during summer, but mosquitoes do not bring any diseases).
== [[Poland]] ==
As we can read – [[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] have many experiences in black
dancing (free riding by train) in Hungary, Czech Republic and Slovakia. Central European dance styles - Tips and trick for game with conductor is similar in all countries in central Europe (Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland). Leťs explore Poland. Tips and tricks are similar.
There are several types of trains in Poland. First type is local train. This type of train is marked like OS or R-train in Poland. Local trains have distance between stops about 2-7 km, and this type of train have a lot of stops during journey (50-200 km). Speed of local train is not so big, because of loot of stops and not so fast running. Classic speed is 40-60 km per hour (without stops 60-100 kph). Local trains have about 4-6 wagons and usually only one conductor (or two conductors), some wagons are not so long. You can see about 2-4 wagons away, where is conductor in some types of local trains. Number of passengers is not so big, but it can be more than 100 near big town, but only 10-30 passengers in some train. Conductor go usually every 2-5 stops and check only new passengers, but in some local trains from big town conductor go one time at start and no more during journey, because of almost no new passengers go to train. The conductor's walk is quite fast, but not so fast at the begin in big town with a lot of passengers. You can try walk around conductor, especially in some stop get off and go to area, where tickets have been checked. But it do not work, if conductor's walk is fast. As I have told, conductor check only new passengers. You can try sleep, read a book or look out of window and do not answer for checking new passengers (you, are new, of course). But if amount of passengers is small or you do not look like average person – there is big chance for asking you to show ticket. Especially in night/late evening local train and not to close to town, you can get on as quiet as possible and conductor might do not go. Method, that [[User:PeterOB|PeterOB]] use in Poland is Short Distance Ticket Trick. The ticket price is about Eur 1 per 10-13 km. You bu ticket only for short distance (20-30 km, few stops), and you go near conductor, show your ticket during control and continue journey much further than distance in your ticket. The conductor do not remember final destination of all passengers and check only new passengers. But if you look like strange person, the chance that conductor remember your final destination is increasing. If you try to hide in toilet, do not lock the toilet, and sit down like during shitting and hold toilet paper in hand. But stay in toilet only for control time, because of another passengers go to toilet and open the door. And one more thing. Be carefull in in some stops in bigger town because of conductor change. New conductor check all passengers, not only new. And many passengers changed in big town. If you are found that you travel without ticket, you will challenged to buy ticket or you might be challenged for give your passport or identity card for write fine. The fine is Zloty 200 (about Eur 40) + Ticket price/ If you in local train refuse to give ID (do not have). You will be kicked out of train in most of cases. Interval to next train is usually 1-4 hours, it depend on location and time. But be carefull for last train at evening.
Sweden is really big country from South to North (about 2000 km) and about 300-400 km from East to West. But there are not so many inhabitants (about 9,5 millions But about 7 millions Ingenious people). Population density is not so bad in south (highest density in south province Scaane and close to Stockholm - south from capital city). Hitchhiking in Sweden is not so easy (worse than average), but not really bad. Many cars drive for short distance and there are not so many good places for standing on main roads. Weather is really hostile sometimes. There are very short days during winter time, very long days during summer time, especially in the north. Temperature during winter can be during clod wave -10 to -20 in south, -30 in the middle and -40 in north (Lapland) . And in north regions – there is really small amount of cars and small population density or roads network. Public transport (train, buses) is quite good developed and expensive. And interval to next train or bus can be pretty long with terribly weather in north part. PeterOB was
dancing in many types of train, include high-speed trains (SJ Snabbstaag) with long distance between stops. He was captured many times. But he was always kicked out of train, nobody wants his ID. But in one case - conductor from high-speed train gave message to next trains and PeterOB has not unusual appearance. It was difficult for him to get into next train. It is written on the train door, that you can get fine SEK 1200 in SJ trains or SEK 1000 resp. DKR 750 in Oresundstaag train. But probably only for Swedish people - they can maybe get fine. If you speak English and not Swedish, you will be not asked for ID or fine. The fine SEK 1200 is too in Goteborg public transport, but that is question, if you get fine like non-Swedish resident. You can find the train connection, points for change train, and Swedish train names and dancing companies at www.sj.se , but there is not journey plan for every train (stops and time, starting and terminal station) (you can not find, where you can be kicked out and when next train will go). So PeterOB recommends to use www.idos.cz You can find there train type and company too, and all stops and time for every stop, first and last stop for every train and train change points and of course, next train, if you are kicked out from previous one. Select “Vlaky” - trains. If you want to find only direct trains without train change, choose “Pouze prima spojeni”.
There are in Sweden some local-regional
dance floors with distance between stops about 5-15 km (different names at departure board and different companies, blue R trains at www.idos.cz) (Crosataagen, Pagataag, BersTaag, TiB-SJ) .
dance floors and high-speed dance floors with distance between stop 30-100 km (or up to around 300 km) – (SJ SnabbsTaag, SJ IC, SJ Nattaaget at dearture table, green X2, IC, NZ trains at www.idos.cz ).
''There are regional
dance floors with distances between stops around 10-50 km (SJ Regional, SJ Övriga in north, Oresundstaag, TiB-SJ, X-taag (X-taaget), NorrTaag, Ostgota, Lanstaag, Veolia).''
''The long journey
dance floors usually belongs to SJ dancing company (SJ Nattaag, SJ SnabbsTaag, SJ IC). There are seat reservation obligatory in SJ trains and a ticket belongs to name (if you say that you lost ticket, it is easy to look for ticket in system, include SJ Regional and SJ Övriga). You can not buy ticket inside SJ train after boarding, so if you will be captured and you will not speak Swedish, you will be kicked out without showing ID, but you can get penalty SEK 1200 (about Eur 130).''
''You can not buy ticket inside OresundsTaag train. But tickets probably do not belongs always to name there. So if you say that you have ticket in phone and battery off, or you lost ticket, you will have to get off without showing ID, if you do not speak Swedish. Penalty is DKR 750 or SEK 1000 (About EUR 105), but probality of getting penalty is small.''
''There is usually not seat obligatory reservation in another type of trains (excluding SJ and OresundsTaag trains) and you can buy ticket inside train. But is some type of train (Veolia) you can pay only with credit card (so you just say that you have cash only and you will have to get off only).''
''PeterOB was captured many times, including SJ Snabstaag and he was always only kicked out without penalty or showing ID.
They gave echo to next trains in SJ Snabbstaag from Malmo to Stockholm. BUT if you are more north, (not close to Malmo), then some stations have not waiting room, you have to wait outside (or waiting room can be closed during night). Next train can be many hours later (there is only 1 train per day (in one direction) in few stations) and winter in Sweden is not like winter in Italy. Death during exam is possible in winter time in case tat you will fail and there is not waiting room in your station (or waiting room is closed during night).''
''PeterOB has been finding quite hard system of train names, types and companies, and correlation with train types and types at www.idos.cz . There are many train companies in Sweden, name of train company is not always the same name like name of train type. Many long journey trains (include regionals) belongs to SJ
dancing company. And at www.idos.cz there are local and regional blue trains (usually R or REG in north) and green long journey trains (X2, IC, NZ). All green trains and few blue trains belongs to SJ. In north – the regional SJ train (Övriga, blue at www.idos.cz) can be part of long-journey green train (NZ, SJ Nattaag). It is usually branch from Boden to Luleaa – short branch from long journey Stockholm-Narvik, or even between Sundsvall and Luleaa can be blue R train – SJ Övriga the same like green NZ train – SJ Nattag between Sundsvall and Boden. NZ 10093 is blue at www.idos.cz, but is long journey SJ Nattag (and SJ Ovria during part of journey).''
First type is '''high-speed
dance floor - SJ Snabbstaag'''. It is high-speed train with fewest stops and you can go with this train for long distances. SJ Snabbtaag has usually 5-6 wagons and second or third wagon is usually bistro wagon with small bar. First class is usually first or last wagon. Distances between stops are about 5-100 km, sometimes even more and speed is usually 140-200 kph. Conductor goes sometimes every station, but sometimes once 2-3 stations and they don't check tickets so often last 2-3 stations (especially if the train goes to Oslo or Copenhagen). They check at first all passengers and they ask only, who is new, during next checking. If there is a lot of passengers, 2-3 blue dancers check tickets together (especially first checking), but most of time only one conductor checks new passengers.
There is quite lot of passengers, so you can just sit and sleep or read a book, like you have been there before, if the first checking was done (if your appearance is not unusual). There are doors with glass between wagons and you can see, when ticket checking is coming (sit close to corridor, not close to window and watch booth sides). When checking is close in neighbour wagon, you will go to toilet for a while (you can lock or do not lock door) and wait for a while (other passengers can go to toilet too). Conductors usually do not check toilets. BUT there are waiters in bistro wagon with same clothes like conductors. Do not exchange them and do not hide in toilet from waiters, they will stay in Bistro.
If you are captured, do not tell them final destination, but the next station only, or last station, which is gone or some city with another direction and another train. If you tell them final destination, they can give echo to next train. You can not buy ticket inside train SJ SnabbTaag or SJ Regional. So you will be probably kicked out. Tickets belongs to names, so trick that you have ticket inside phone and battery out or you lost you ticket, does not work (you can try to tell common Swedish surname). Probably all stations with SJ SnabbTaag and most of stations with SJ Regional has waiting room.
If you are kicked out, you can wait for next SJ Snabbtaag, but it is better to get out from Tranas and Almhult to better station (Alvesta resp. Mjolby-Linkoping). There is once a hour (once a 2 hour in weekend) good Oresundstaag train between Malmo-Lund_Hassleholm-Alvesta-(Kalmar), you can use it for this region. And there is usually often (once a 30-60 min) Ostgotapendel train between Tranaas-Mjolby-Linkoping. Lot of local trains with lot of people goes between Linkoping-Norkoping-Stockholm. There are only few trains with lot of stops between Alvesta-Nassjo-Mjolby, it is really good idea to take SJ Snabtaag only there.
There is once a day train '''from Malmö to Stockholm – Veolia transoprt Sverige AB''' (R 9340 at ww.idos.cz like regional), train goes from Malmo 9:20 (R 3940) to Stockholm 14:31. Stops with Veolia company are: ''(Malmö, Lund, Eslöv station, Hässleholm, Alvesta, Nässjö, Linköping , Norrköping, Södertälje, Stockholm)''. Another direction - R 3941 9:14 from Stockholm to Malmö (Stockholm Central 9:14 BO, Södertälje Syd 9:33 BO, Norrköping Central 10:51, Linköping Central 11:19, Nässjö Central 12:18, Alvesta station 12:59, Hässleholm Central 13:45 GO, Eslöv station 14:10 GO, Lund Central 14:20 GO, Malmö Central 14:40 GO). This train has about
9 wagons and lot of people inside, it is quite crowded train in daytime with most of passengers, so it should be easy there (long train, lot of passengers, and conductor do not see you). This train is on departure table SJ IC or SJ Snalltaget and blue R at www.idos.cz. Between Malmo and Stockholm goes once a night dance floor '''SJ Nattaget''' (NZ1 at idos.cz) Between Stockholm and Malmo journey takes almost 8 hours. Stops are similar like SJ SnabbTaag, but not the same .
Usually once 2 hours '''SJ SnabbTaag goes from Malmö to Goteborg''' with 3 stops (Lund, Helsingborg, Halmstad, Goteborg) Stops are always the same. First train from Malmo 6:05 and Last train from Malmo 18:00. SJ Snabbstaag goes from Malmo (to Goteborg): 6:05, 6:59, 9:37, 11:05, 13:05, 16:00, 18:00.
First train continues two more stops to Skovde and Katrineholm – Malmo 6:05 –----- Goteborg 8:20, Skovde 9:34, Katrineholm 10:41).
From Gotebörg to Malmö SJ Snabbstaag goes: 6:40, 7:40, 10:10, 12:40, 14:40, 16:40, 18:40. Stops are the same (Göteborg Central, Halmstad Central, Helsingborg Central, Lund Central, Malmö Central). Last train goes from Hallsberg - (Hallsberg station 16:39, Skövde Central 17:19, Göteborg Central 18:25-18:40, Halmstad Central, Helsingborg Central, Lund Central, Malmö Central 20:56).
There are a lot of '''Oresundstaag '''(OTU at www.idos.cz
dance floors, once a hour (once a two hours during weekend) between Goteborg and Malmo-Copenhagen, it is 12 stops between Goteborg and Malmo. You can use this train too, if you are konced out.
About once 3 hours runs '''high-speed
dance floor SJ SnabbTaag between Stockholm – Karlstad - Oslo''' ( dancing line by 59 degrees lattitude, close to big lake) with stops: ''(Stockholm, [Sodertajle Syd], [Katrineholm], Hallsberg , Degerforos, Kristinehamn, Karlstad, Arvika SE, Konsvinger NO, Oslo S NO)'' Some SJ Snabbtaag goes between Stockholm and Karlstad only and some of them takes whole journey between Oslo and Stockholm. Only some trains stops in Katrineholm and Sodertajle Syd, most of trains does not stops between Hallsberg and Stockholm. There was SJ Snabbtaag without stop between Stockholm and Karlstad, but not anymore.
It can be '''SJ IC''' train instead of '''SJ Snabbtaag''' between Karlstad and Stockholm with the same stops. And there is twice a day between Goteborg – Karlstad – Hallsberg – Stockholm train
If you are kicked out, it is usually better to wait for next train with not so many stops. Local trains goes by Lattidude 59 journey, but with plenty of small stops. There is quite good connection with long journey trains between Stockholm and Katrineholm, plenty of commuter trains between Sodertajle and Stockholm. There are some local trains between Degerfors, Kristinehamn, Karlstad usually once 1-2 hour, bust with more stops and not so many people. There is every hour local train between Karlstad and Arvika, number of stops is variable and some stops are small with not so many trains. Only few local trains with almost no people goes between Arvika (SE) and Konsvinger (NO), but there are many super small stops. In Norway – There is local train without ticket checking inside L14 between Oslo and Konsvinger once a hour.
There is '''once a hour high-speed
dance floor SJ SnabbTaag between Goteborg-Stockholm''' First train goes quite early and latest train quite late and sometimes, SJ Snabbtaag goes more than once a hour. It is usually 0 or 2 or 3 stops between Goteborg and Stockholm and stops are very variable, every trains stops in another stops. It means, if you are kicked out, next train can be in many hours, if you are on bad stop, SJ Regional stops in all these stops, but it has much more stops. But some trains does not stop at all between Goteborg and Stockholm (about 5 trains per day).
SJ Snabshaag X2 420 X 2000 5:05 has 7 stops and only this SJ Snabbstaag stops at Falköping and Töreboda. So this train is not good. Most trains have 2-3 stops between Goteborg and Stockholm All possible stops are ''([Helsingborg Central], [Halmstad Central], Göteborg Central, [Herrljunga station ],[Falköping Central] ,[Skövde Central], [Alingsaas station], [Töreboda station], [Hallsberg station], [Katrineholm] , [Södertälje Syd], Stockholm Central)'' Most of trains stops at Skövde, Katrineholm usual number of stops is 2-3.
There is regional
dance floor '''SJ Regional''' with pretty much stops between Goteborg and Stockholm. (R at www.idos.cz, SJ Regional at departure board). It is 18 stops and duration is about 4:40. Stops are: ''(Göteborg Central, Alingsaas station, Vaargaarda station, Herrljunga station, Falköping Central, Skövde Central, Töreboda station, Laxaa station, Hallsberg station, Kumla Station, Örebro Södra, Örebro Central, Arboga station, Köping station, Västeraas Central, Enköping station, Baalsta station, Sundbyberg station, Stockholm Central)'' BUT R92 (SJ Regional) has much less stops. You can try go by night dance floor '''SJ Nattaaget''' between Goteborg – Stockholm - Lulea NZ 92 to Stockholm, Lulea and NZ91 from Lulea, Stockkholm to Goteborg. Some days NZ 91 and NZ 92 goes only between Lulea-Stockholm, not between Stockholm-Goteborg all days.
PeterOB have not experiences with night
dance floors. There are obligatory of seat reservation like in high-speed trains. And it can be beds only and locked coupes inside.
dance floor SJ SnabbTaag goes north from Stockholm''' Journey is '''Stockholm-Gavle-Hudiksvall-Sundsvall-Umea''' Most of JS SnabbTaag goes only between Stockholm-Sundsvall or few trains can go only between Stockholm-Hudiksvall. About 2-4 SJ SnabbTaags per day in one direction go whole dancing line Stockholm – Umeaa. Once a 2 hours goes SJ Snabbtaag Stockholm-Sundsvall. It takes about 3:34 hours Stockholm-Sundsvall and about 6:24 hours Stockholm-Umeaa. Usually one SJ Snabbtaag goes another north-west journey Stockholm -Gavle - Ljusdal – Ostersund.Stops by North dancing line SJ SnabbTaag are: ''(Stockholm Central, Arlanda Central, Uppsala Central, Gävle Central, Söderhamn station, Hudiksvall station, Sundsvall Central, Timraa station, Härnösand station, Kramfors, Örnsköldsvik C, Umeaa Östra station, Umeaa Central)''
If train does not go whole journey, it does not matter, every stop is good. Stops with SJ SnabbTaag are always the same. As you know – it is visible to neighbor wagon, so you watch, when conductor is coming and you hide on toilet during checking. Toilets are not usually checked. Or conductor check only new passengers and you play, that you are here long time before.
There are two night trains per day in journey ''Stockholm – Gavle – Sundsvall – Umea – Lulea'' even with little bit less stops.
Dance floor '''Arctic circle train''' from-to Kiruna, Narvik is best with fewest stops. Really a lot of trains goes between Stockholm and Gavle, it is 3 or 4 stops. There is local train '''X-Taaget '''between Gavle and Sundsvall with more stops. Norrtaag dancing company with more stops goes between Sundsvall and Umeaa. Between Umeaa and Boden goes only 3 trains pr day in one direction. One NorrTaag train and two night trains. NorrTaag has one-two extra stop close to Umeaa.
North-West journey Stockholm-Gavle-Ljusdal-Ostersund has about 1 SJ SnabbTaag per day and 1 SJ IC with more stops plus one more SJ regional with more stops and only to Ljusdal. Stops with SJ SnabbTaag are: Stops with SJ SnabbTaag: ''(Stockholm Central, Arlanda Central, Uppsala Central, Gävle Central, Bollnäs station, Ljusdal station, Aange station, Bräcke station, Östersund Central)''
There is '''Night
Dance Floor - SJ Nattaget''' (SJ Nattaget at departure board and green NZ at idos.cz) by main dancing long journey lines (Malmo-Stockholm), (Goteborg-Stockholm-Gavle-Sundsvall-Umea-Boden-Luleaa), and long journey night dance floor Arctic circle train ''(Stockholm-Gavle-Sundsvall-Umea-Boden-Kiruna-Narvik)'' It is in one line one night train per night in one direction. NZ93 and NZ 94 Arctic circle train goes between Stockholm and Narvik, it is best with fewest stops at all. NZ 91 and NZ 92 goes between Goteborg – Stockholm – Luleaa, but some days only between Stockholm and Luleaa. NZ 91 and NZ 92 can be like blue regional R91 and R 91 at idos.cz resp. '''SJ Orviga''' between Sundsvall-Umeaa-Boden-Luleaa.
Night trains has beds and seats too, and there is seat reservation obligatory. Night train is usually slower than daily train, because it stand longer time in some stops.
Next type of
dance floors is '''OTU – Oresundstaag''' (Oresundstaag at departure board, blue OTU at www.idos.cz). Name is from '''Oresund bridge''' between Malmo (SE) and Copenhagen (DK), which this dance floors pass. Oresundstaag train goes from Helsingor (DK) to Copenhagen (DK), Malmo (SE), Lund. Oresundstaag continues from Lund to 3 branches in Sweden, first branch is to Hassleholm, Alvesta, Vaxjo, Kalmar (Some trains goes only from-to Vaxjo), second branch is to Hassleholm, Kristianstad, Ronneby, Karlskrona. This branch has no stop between Hassleholm and Lund. Third branch is from Lund to Helsingborg, Halmstad, Goteborg.
There is once a hour Oresundstaag train in every branch (once a 2 hour between Vaxjo, Kalmar and almost in all branches during weekend), it means that Oresundstaag goes once a 20 min (once a 40 min in weekend) between Lund, Malmo, Copenhagen(DK), Helsingor (DK).
There is usually only one ticket checking between Malmo and Copenhagen and train is quite crowded, especially inside Malmo. Ticket checking is usually during crosing bridge. PeterOB made this journey 4 times and he was always hiding in toilet, when conductor is near. PetterOB does not know, how is it between Helsingor and Copenhagen.
After Lund – '''OTU
dancing line splits to 3 branches''' Distance between stops is usually 10-30 km and 10-25 min. Conductor comes usually once 1-2 stations and he checks only new passengers. Train is usually crowded and toiled is often occuped, but you can simple hide between passengers, when conductor is checking new passengers only. OTU trains are crowded between Alvesta – Hassleholm – Lund – Malmo – Copenhagen, but relative empty near Karlskrona or Kalmar.
Stops for '''Kalmar Branch''' (only once a 2 hours trains go between Kalmar and Vaxjo):
Stops during second journey: ''(Västervik station, Gamleby station, Överums Bruk station, Falerum station, Aatvidaberg station, Linköping Central)''
Situation with regional
dance floors is similar in region '''Motala, Mjolby, Linkoping, Norrkoping – Östgötapendel''' trains run every 30 or 60 minutes and usually relative late (until 21-24 hours). Number of stops is big – stop is every 5-10-15 km usually. Motala – Mjolby – Norrkoping. A lot of local dance floor goes Motala – 2 stations to Mjolby – 3 stations to Linkoping– 3 stations to Norrkoping – every 30 or 60 min. Train is not so long with one toilet in the middle. You can see through whole train. Conductor goes nce a 1-3 stops and he checks new passengers. Unfortunately, place, where conductor sits, is close to toilet. It is good connection to Motala and only one station from Motala to Hallsberg with Taag I Berslagen. Ammount of Passengers in Ostgotapendel is not so small, but not really big.
There are R
dance floor '''from Goteborg to Kalmar''' with company '''SJ Regional''' (SJ AB dancing company) (SJ Regional at departure board) in R-group at www.idos.cz. There is seat reservation and ticket before boarding obligatory (it is not possible to buy ticket in this train). Only 4 trains a day goes from Goteborg to Kalmar (6:05 10:05 16:05 18:05) or from Kalmar to Goteborg (5:00 9:55 11:51 15:57). Stations are: ''(Göteborg, Boraas, Limmared, Hestra, Gnosjö, Värnamo, Alvesta, Växjö, Hovmantor, Lessebo, Emmaboda , Nybro, Kalmar)'' If you will be captured, you will be kicked out of train, but interval to next train is here pretty long. At least most of stops have waiting room inside.
'''From Goteborg to Oslo''' there is '''NSB
dancing company''' (NSB at departure board, NSB is main Norwegian dancing company,). NSB Company belongs to Norway, so it is higher chance to get penalty in this train. At www.idos.cz you will see R-train 4 stops from Goteborg to Halden (first stop in Norway) and "REG" train from Halden to Oslo (7 stops, 5 stops Halden-Moss, Moss is first station, where starts local orange norwegian train to Oslo, without checking), but it is still one train Between Goteborg and Oslo. NSB trains go from Goteborg 4:35 6:55 13:00 17:55 and from Oslo 7:01 13:01n 15:28 18:02. REG NSB trains between Halden and Oslo goes quite often, usually once a hour.
Between Oslo and Moss train goes every hour, it is local train with orange door, without ticket checking.
dancing company is in area '''Stormstad - Uddevallaa -Goteborg''' There is only six trains during day between Stormstad and Goteborg. Interval to next train is 2-4 hours. It is 8 stops Goteborg-Uddevalla Central and 8 more stops between Uddevalla Central to Stromstad. Many stops are without waiting room and it is during winter, windy weather with rain and snowing difficult. Temperature during January can be -15 or even -20 during night. There is road from Uddevallaa to Stromstad close to many stops (for hitchhiking). But be kicked out from last train into dark is not so nice. There are lot of passengers between Uddevalla and Goteborg, but train is only with few passengers close to Stormstad. Conductor goes and checks new passengers every 1-3 stations, not so often between Uddevalla and Goteborg. You can stay long time, or when conductor is coming in toilet, almost nobody goes to toilet close to Stormstad.
The good connection (every hour or more othen) with a lot of stops is Goteborg – Boras (7 stops) or Nassjo – Linkoping. From Uddevalla to Goteborg trains go every 1-2 hour and this is 8 stops.
dance floor '''Värmlandstrafik''' ('''Lanstaag''' at departure board, R-trains at www.idos.cz) goes between '''Kristinehamn, Karlstad, Arvika, Charlottenberg, Konsvinger (NO)''' The distance between stops is only 5-10 km and many stops are without waiting room. Number of passenger is quite big, conductor goes almost every stops and checks new passengers. Trains have usually 2-3 wagons an 1-2 WC. You can try to be hidden in WC or between passengers which were already checked. If you will be captured, you will be asked for buy ticket.
Local trains goes only once a 2-4 hours from Karlstad to Arvika and Charlottenberg (SE), some trains continues to Konsvinger (NO). Stops are ''(Karlstad Central, Kil Station, Fageraas station, Högboda station, Edane station, Arvika station, Aamotfors station, Charlottenberg station, [Konsvinger (NO)])'' There can be some trains with more stops - Lene, Brunsberg before Arvika and Ottebol station, Lerot, As after Arvika. These stations are small without waiting room and not so many trains stops there, if any. It is easy to stack there during night. And death during exam is possible there.
Local trains Lanstaag goes once a 2 hour between Karlstad and Kristinehamn. Stops are: (Karlstad Central,Valsviken station, Väse station, Kristinehamn Station). But there are many trains with no stops between Karlstad and Kristinehamn. It is SJ regional, which goes only this short journey, Berglasbanen, trains from Goteborg to Stockholm or Falun and SJ IC or SJ Snabbtaag. SJ Snabbtaag, that continues to Oslo, stops Kristinehamn, Karlstad, Arvika, Konsvinger (NO). Some Lanstaag goes whole journey Charlottenberg – Kristinehamn.
Between '''Goteborg, Karlstad Kristinehamn, Stockholm, Falun''' goes another
dance floor – '''Bergslagstag''', (BersTaag at departure board). There are only one or two trains per day between Goteborg and Stockholm, through Karlstad. But not all days this train goes, only in some days. Second branch is from Karlstad to Falun, with 1 or 2 trains per day, if any. So it means that time to next BersTaag is many hours or even days. But There are usually many another trains, but not '''between Kristinehamn and Grangesberg''' It is specific danger place, where trains are really rare and only Hallefors is close to road. Distance between stops is 10-30 km and many stops are small, withouth waiting room.
BersTaag is small train with one or two wagons. Number of passengers is really small on way Falun-Kristinehamn, but there can be lot of people in another lines. Conductor goes once 1-2 stations, and he checks nef passengers. But it is with not so many people easy to see, who is new. But almost no body goes to toilet, you can try to hide there.
Stops on line Goteborg – Karlstad – Stockholm are: ''(Göteborg Central, Trollhättan Central, Öxnered station, Mellerud station, Aamaal Station, Säffle station, Grums station, Kil Station, Karlstad Central, Kristinehamn Station, Degerforos, Hallsberg, Katrineholm, [Flen Station], Stockholm)'' Another branch is between Goteborg and Falun. Stops between Goteborg and Kristinehamn are the same, but branch to Falun continues: ''(Kristinehamn, Storfors, Nykroppa, Grythyttan, Hällefors, Bredsjö, Grängesberg, Ludvika, Borlange, Falun)'' Only one otr two Berglastaag goes between Karlstad and Falun, if any. There is no train on this line many days. Stations Grängesberg, Ludvika, Borlange, Falun are not so bad, because there is waiting room and every two hours another train. But stations Storfors, Nykroppa, Grythyttan, Hällefors, Bredsjö are really dangerous. Next train goes in any direction after many hours, or days and these stations are without waiting room. Only Hallefors is close to road, other stations are nowhere in the forest. Here can be -15 during day and -25 at night.
There is another
dancing line with '''Berglasbanen,''' between Goteborg and Karlstad. Only one BersTaag per day goes this journey, if any, but many other trains goes there: ''(Göteborg Central, Herrljunga station, Falköping Central, Skövde Central, Töreboda station, Laxaa station, Degerefors, Kristinehamn Station, Karlstad Central)''
''''SJ Regional''' goes once a two hours between Goteborg and Karlstad. It is 8 stops, distance between stops is 10-30 km. There can be quite lot of passengers and train has few wagons. You can hide in toilet, when conductor is coming (not so easy to see to another wagons), or just between many people like you were already checked. Stos are the same: ''(Göteborg Central, Trollhättan Central, Öxnered station, Mellerud station, Aamaal Station, Säffle station, Grums station, Kil Station, Karlstad Central, [Kristinehamn Station])''
There is in area '''Mjolby – Hallsberg – Orebro – Borlange – Falun – Gavle – Mora – Fargesta''' local
dance floor '''Taag i Bergslagen''' - Svenska Tagkompaniet AB ('''TiB SJ''' at departure board). Taag I Bergslagen is regional dance floor (blue R at idos.cz), however the dancing lines and balls are quite long. Distance between stops is 15-50 km. Train is not so long, with 1-2 long wagons. It is quite easy to see through train and when conductor is coming. Conductor check tickes once 1-2 stations, usually after bigger station and conductor checks new passengers only. There is about 20-60 people in train and 5-20 passengers get in-out in station. You can try to hide between passenger, just do like you are here long time, when conductor ask, who is new. There are two toilets in train, close to begin and end. Conductor usually does not checks toilets. Toilets are free most of time. Population density is getting less after 59 degrees line and distance between villages is bigger.
There is long
dancing line '''Mjolby – Orebro – Borlange – Falun – Gavle''' with Taag I Bergslagen. Train goes there once a 2 hours. Mostly only TiB goes there. Most of stops are with waiting room, but not Koppaberg, Stora, don't be kicked out in winter there. There is road Hallsberg – Borlange – Falun for hitchicking too. Last train does not go so late. From Mjolby to Motala goes often and to late night Ostgotapendel and sometimes, but rare goes BerglasTaag from Falun to Grangesberg, Hallefors (area with really bad connection). Comlete journey Mjolby-Gavle is with 19 stops and almost 6 hours. Stop list: ''(Mjölby Station, Skanninge station, Motala station, Hallsberg station, Kumla Station, Örebro Södra, Örebro Central, Frövi station, Lindesberg station, Storaa station, Kopparberg Station, Ställdalen station, Grängesberg station, Ludvika station, Borlänge Central, Falun Central, Hofors station, Storvik station, Sandviken, Gävle Central)''
There is about oncea two hours Taag I Bergslagen (SJ AB) between '''Borlange and Mora, Morastrand''' It is 9 stations and 74 minutes though this line. Distance between stations is about 5-20 km. Stops are: ''(Borlänge Central, Djuraas station, Gagnef station, Insjön station, Leksand station, Tällberg station, Rättvik station, Mora station, Morastrand station)'' Mora is already in Dalarnas lan, close to Norwegian mountains. Here can be bellow -30 during winter and already in Falun-Borlange area can be bellow -25. Mora is quite close to Hippie Village '''Skattunbyn'''
Once a 2-4 hours, 5 times per day, goes Taag I Bergslagen from '''Hallsberg though Avesta to Gavle'''. It looks that there are not so many people and lot of stops can be without waiting room. Interval to next train can me long. Stops are: ''([Laxaa station], Hallsberg station, Kumla Station, Örebro Södra, Örebro Central, Frövi station, Skinnskatteberg station, Fagersta Central, Karbenning station, Avesta Krylbo station, Fors(S), Horndals Bruk station, Torsaker, Storvik station, Sandviken, Gävle Central)''
There is rail-road triangle '''Storvik-Ockelbo-Gavle''', only from Gavle to Ockelbo trains go. '''X-Taaget '''or X-trafik AB
dancing companies are there, only one station between Gavle and Ockelbbo, train continues to Ljusdal 8 stops.
X-Taaget goes '''between Gavle and Sundsvall''', it takes by local train about 130 minutes and 6 stops. Local X-Taaget goes only once 3-4 hours. Stops are: ''(Gävle Central, Ljusne station, Söderhamn station, Iggesund station, Hudiksvall station, Gnarp station, Sundsvall Central, Sundsvall Västra station)'' However there is high-speed
dance floor between Stockholm-Gavle- Hudiksvall-Sundsvall-Umea. '''SJ SnabbTaag''' between Stockholm and Sundsvall goes once 2 hours and between Stockholm and Hudiksvall even more often. Stops with SJ Snabbtaag and long journey trains are are here ''( Gävle, Söderhamn, Hudiksvall, Sundsvall)''.
Second line for X-Taaget is '''beteween Gavle and Ljusdal'''. X-Taaget goes here once a 2 hours usually. Stops are: ''(Gävle Central, Ockelbo station, Lingbo (Ockelbo kn) station, Holmsveden (Söderhamn) station, Kilafors station, Bollnäs station, Arbraa station,Vallsta station, Järvsö station, Ljusdal station)''.
There is 2-3 times per day long journey train SJ IC or or SJ SnabbTaag SJ Regional '''Stockholm- Gavle – Ljusdal – [Ostersund]'''. Stops with SJ IC : ''(Stockholm Central, Arlanda Central, Uppsala Central, Gävle Central, Bollnäs station, Järvsö station, Ljusdal station, Aange station, Bräcke station, Östersund Central)''. Stops with SJ Regional: ''(Stockholm Central, Arlanda Central, Uppsala Central, Gävle Central, Ockelbo station, Bollnäs station, Järvsö station, Ljusdal station)''. Stops with SJ SnabbTaag: ''(Stockholm Central, Arlanda Central, Uppsala Central, Gävle Central, Bollnäs station, Ljusdal station, Aange station, Bräcke station, Östersund Central)''.
'''Area around Stockholm''' is connected well. There are plenty of local trains every 30-60 min with a lot of stops, but almost no controll. '''Commuter trains – Pendeltaag''' goes from Stockohm to many directions – To Arlanda airport, to Sodertalje, and other directions. Distances between stops are only 2-7 km and commuter trains are quite full. There is almost no ticket checking
, only something like once a 10 rides. You can see quite far inside train, when conductor is coming and you can go to area, where thickets were already checked. If you are captured, then nothing happpens, maybe, you can be kicked out. There is no toilet in commuter trains. From Sodertalje to Gnesta goes commuter trains once a 0.5-2 hours. There is ticket checking and no toilet. You can see quite far in train. If you are captured, then nothing happens. There are gates – turnstiles from-to commuter train platforrms in Stockholm and from-to Stockholm subway too. But it is pretty easy to go behind somebody, the “Gate workers” do not go to you, if you pass behind somebody. There are conductors in Stockholm trams, they ask everybody for a ticket. And ticket checking is in stockholm city buses too, when you are entering. Bud trams and buses in Goteborg are without checking, only randomly ticket inspection.
Many trains goes '''from Stockholm, to north – to Gavle'''. It is night train (SJ Nattaget) to north, SJ Snabbtaag to Hudiksvall, Sundsvall, Umea and trains to Ostersund and Ljusdal. It is usually 3 or 4 stops from Stockholm to Gavle - ''(Stockholm central, Arlanda Central, Uppsala Central, [Tierp station], Gavle Central)''. Arlanda is airport. There is local train with lot of stops every few km between Uppsala and Gavle – Upptaget. It is from Gavle to Tierp 5 or 6 stops and 6 stops from Tierp to Uppsala.
'''SJ Regional Trains goes Linkoping, Norrkoping, Sodertajle, Stockholm'''. It is with regional trains about 6 stops from Norrkoping to Stockholm, but SJ SnabbTaag and Snalltaget or IC stops only Linkoping, Norrkoping, Sodertajle, Stockholm. SJ SnabbTaag from Stockholm to Goteborg has forst stop Katrineholm or Sodertajle and SJ SnabbTaag to Karlstad or Oslo stops usually in Hal;sberg first stop after Stockholm (It can be Katrineholm or Sodertajle too). It is good way, how to get out from Stockholm.
'''Journey to north''' is possible by X2 - SJ Snabbstaag
dance floor, it is from Gavle to Sundsvall only 3 stops and next 6 stops from Sundsvall to Umeaa (more north in Baltic coast). The same with night trains NZ 90 and NZ 92. NZ90 has only 4 stops between Sundsvall and Umea.
There is '''NorrTaag
dancing company''' in north of Sweden (blue R at idos.cz and NorrTaag at departure board.) - Sundsvall and more north, one branch is from Sundsvall to west, to Storlien (border with Norway and close to Trondheim). Norrtaag dancing company goes like local train with 12 stops '''from Sundsvall to Umeaa'''. And only one Norrtaag train per day goes '''from Umeaa to Boden and Luleaa'''. But it has the same stops like two night trains and 1-2 more stops close to Umeaa. Three trains per day – NorrTaag dancing company goes '''between Boden and Kiruna with 4 stops only''' (same stops like trains from-to Narvik). But one Norrtaag per day has three more stops before Kiruna. This train is probably most dangerous in winter.
Area around '''Storlien-Sunsvall-Umeaa''' is still far from Arctic circle, but here are quite short winter days. Temperature here can be -30 or -35 and you can wait many hours for next train. Many stations can be without waiting room. Death during exam is possible here. The Umeaa-Boden has only 3 trains per day in one direction, with 4-6 stops. Only one train per day is NorrTaag with 6 stops.
dancing line between Boden and Kiruna''' cross Arctic circle. There are three Norrtaag local trains (blue R at idos.cz), one IC train between Luleaa and Narvik and one train between Stockholm and Narvik, so it is 5 trains in one direction per day. Almost all trains have 4 stops between Boden and Kiruna, but one Norrtaag train per day has 3 extra stops close to Kiruna. Here are days in December pretty short and temperature in winter can be here bellow -30, frost can be up to -40. Most of stations should have waiting room, but three extra stations close to Kiruna are dubious. Death during exam is possible here with NorrTaag dancing company, especially if train has extra stops close to Kiruna.
dancing line Sundsvall – Aare – Duved - Storlien (SE-NO border)''' There are three trains from Sundsvall to Aare, Duved (5:03, 8:05, 18:13), train 8:05 ends in Aare, train 5:03 continues fo Storlien (NO-SE border). It is 20 stops from Sundsvall to duved, it takes about 3:41-3:46 hours (19 stops and 3:32-3:39 from Sundsvall to Aare) and lot of stations are without waiting room and nowhere in forest with almost no people. Interval to next train can be many hours even during day and temperature can be -35. Death during exam is possible here.
From Aare to Sundsvall trains go 12:12, 15:21 and 19:30, it is 19 stops and it takes 3:35-3:41. Afternoon train starts 15:12 in Duved (20 stops and 3:47 hours) and night train starts 18:47 in Storlien and takes vhole journey (23 stops, 5:13 hours).
'''NorrTaag between Umea – Boden - Lulea''' goes only once a day. Stops are: Stops are ''(Umeaa Central, Vannasby, Tvaralund, Vindeln, Hällnäs, Bastuträsk, Jörn, Älvsbyn, Boden, Sunderby sjukhus, Luleaa Notviken, Luleaa Central)''. It is only one train per day - R 7108 Norrtaag Umea C 16:11 – Boden C 19:27 - Lulea central 20:05 and journey from Luleaa to Umeaa goes NorrTaag in Early morning withouth stop in '''Hällnäs''' – there probably stops only one train in one direction only. There are night trains '''NZ 91''' and '''NZ 92''' between '''Luleaa and Stockholm (Goteborg)''' with less stops, stops are ''(Boden, Älvsbyn, Jörn, Bastuträsk, Vindeln, Umeaa)'' These trains can be marked like '''SJ Orviga''' and blue R at idos.cz too. There is too '''Arctic circle train''' between Stockholm and Narvik '''NZ 93''' resp. '''NZ 94''' with 4 stops between Boden and Umeaa - (Boden, Älvsbyn, Jörn, Bastuträsk, Umeaa).
'''NorrTaag between Kiruna and Boden (Luleaa)''' ''There is in one direction one night train (between Stockholm and Narvik) and one IC train between Luleaa and Narvik.'' Theese trains has four stops from Bodet to Kiruna or back. Stops are: ''(Boden, Murjek, Nattavaara, Gällivare, Kiruna)''. There are three NorrTaag
dance floors per day in one direction. Two of them has the same four stops, like SJ IC and SJ Nattaget – NZ. Norrtaag dance floor has usually only 4 same stops too, like long journey trains, '''BUT one Norrtaag train per day has 3 extra stops''' (R 7154 Norrtaag Lulea 16:30 Boden 17:03 Kiruna 20:07 and R 7151 Norrtaag Kiruna 6:20 Boden 9:27-9:29 Lulea 9:52) R 7154 and R 7151 has three more stops between Gällivare and Kiruna - '''(Fjällaasen, Kaitum, Sjisjka)'''. How many stations are with waiting room is dubious, but waiting room is closed at night. And there are three extra stations, where is easy to stack whole night or day. Especially in these dangerous stations with only one train per day in one direction - Death during exam is possible here, in case, that you fail. Temperature in winter can be easily -30 and rarely -40.
There are quite lot of trains between Boden and Luleaa, it is 1-3 stops between Boden and Luleaa. between Boden and Luleaa. '''There is no
dancing line around baltic coast, to Finland, only road with buses and cars'''. First good stop in Finland is '''Kemi''' and it is 1 stop and 58 min to '''Oulu'''. It is possible only hitchhike or by bus around Baltic sea to Finland.
'''Between Kiruna and Narvik'''- There are twoo Long-Journey trains per day in one direction ('''SJ IC''' and '''SJ Nattaget NZ''') between '''[Luleaa] – Boden - Kiruna-Narvik'''. There is IC 95 from Narvik to Luleaa and IC 96 from Luleaa to Narvik. Only theese trains goes between Kiruna and Narvik, it is 2 trains per day in one direction. IC 95-96 has 11 stops in area Kiruna-Narvik and NZ 93 to Stockholm has 8 stops from Narvik to Kiruna. NZ 94 from Stockholm has here from Kiruna to Narvik 7 stops. Narvik is most north station in Shenghen, however in Russsia, about Murmansk is more north rail-road.
This is area with mountains and lakes and many small villages and resorts. Narvik has quite mild winter with temperature from -10 to -15, sometimes -15, but rarely -20 and mountains divide warm Atlantic air and cold continental air. There are big temperature differences in small distances or between valley and hill. By openstreetmaps.org – Narvik is most north station, position of station is (68.4417, 17.4414). Most north point of
dancing line is close to Narvik (68.4517, 17.4986) and (68.4517, 17.4808).
'''NZ 94 Arctic Circle Train'''
''(Narvik 11:00 BO, Rombakk 11:19, Katterat 11:30, Bjoernfjell 11:44 11:45, Riksgränsen station 11:49, Katterjaakk station 11:55, Vassijaure station 12:02, Laaktatjaakka station 12:06, Björkliden station 12:20, Abisko Turiststation 12:29, Abisko Östra Station 12:35, KIRUNA STATION 13:43 14:02, Gällivare station 15:20, Nattavaara station 16:02, Murjek station 16:30, Boden Centralstation 17:42, Sunderby sjukhus station 18:12 18:13 GO, Luleaa Central 18:22 GO)''
dancing in north of Sweden''' – from Gavle to Sundsvall some EC, EN and arctic circle trains goes. All long journey- dance floors are SJ AB (SJ Regional Sundsvall – Umeaa – Luleaa) (SJ Nattaag or Nattaaget - IC trains between Luleaa – Narvik and EN, IC trains between Stockholm – Boden - Narvik) It is 3 stops Gavle-Stockholm and 3 stopc Gavle-Sundvall, 4 stops Sundvall – Umea and 4-5 more stops to Boden. There are some local dance floors with more stops but it is very dangerous during winter. There are not so many passengers in train, interval between stops is 20-100 km and interval to next train 3-6 hours (somewhere 1-2 hours), (including local trains with more stops). Some places have only 2-3 trains a day in one direction (or 1 train a day). From Umea to Boden and Kiruna only 2 very long journey trains go. Distance between stops is 50-100 km and time between stops 40-75 min. Three local trains during day go from Umea to Boden and Kiruna with distances between stops 30-70 km. Only two trains goes from Kiruna to Narvik and back (7 resp. 8 stops by Arctic Circle train and 11 stops with IC train between Kiruna and Narvik). Distance between stops is 30-70 km and there are pretty small amount of passengers, and many stops can be without waiting room. And temperature in north of Sweden can be -40 degrees Celsius during winter. '''Death during exam is possible in winter time, in case that you fail and waiting room is not in your stop''' (Or waiting room can be often close during night – security comes after some hour (10pm) or last train). Check all stops during journey for all dance floors (you can see it at www.idos.cz - select "Vlaky", for direct train without train change select “Pouze prima spojeni”). PeterOB thinks that you can't see stops during journey at Swedish railway web pages. Watch weather forecast and have good sleeping bag. Frost can come pretty fast (from -5 to -40 degrees in 1-3 days).
== [[Switzerland]] ==
dance floors (S-Bahn) are great (it even goes out of the country), they have A LOT of stops, which means that you can easily jump off. There is no constant presence of ticket inspectors - blue dancers. Most often blue dancers are undercover and get on at random stops. They can be hard to recognize so better sit in the front and keep an eye for groups of 2 to 4 people with big side bags - watch situation on the dance floor attentively during the ball. The S-Bahns also get uniformed blue dancers who wear blue jackets and red scarfs. You can try to dance in another dance floor - bus. As per the buses, most of the public bus drivers don't pay much attention. It is easy to get onto the bus whilst no one is looking, or through the back door. If you are stopped however, often you can get your way out of paying very easily, because the drivers are payed by the kilometer and not passenger.
dance floors often have inspectors that check several times during the trip -- by memory or, occasionally, by asking out loud who just got on the train. This is like in central Europe. You are new and do not respond. You can try short distant ticket trick, but tickets in Switzerland are very expensive. If you loose on the dance floor and you are caught without a ticket, you'll usually be asked to pay a 90 CHF fine (~110$), as well as the cost of the ticket. There is a bit of wiggle room with this fine, so if you see a blue dancer, your best bet is to go towards the end of the train and buy a ticket on your phone (using the SBB Mobile app, all you need is a credit card - works on iPhones and Androids). Even though you bought the ticket after you left the platform, the controller wouldn't mind seeing as many people do so - just pretend that you care when he lectures you, and explain that their system is very slow (it is).
On the advanced long journey
dance floors - Inter City trains (the newer, high speed trains with restaurants), there are ''always'' at least 2 blue dancers, usually 4 during peak times and on the last train. If only two are present, they start at the end of the train each time, and work up all the way to the front. It is often possible to avoid the inspectors on short trips during the day if you sit right up against the front. At each station, they usually just go back to the back again, so you may never even be controlled. It is best not to run or act suspiciously when in front of the inspectors, as blue dancers can add a penalty of up to 200 CHF for disrespecting the conductor in case of not so good dancing skills. Contrary to popular belief, there are railway police agents, and the come to the train station in extreme situations. It is very hard to avoid these fines, however there is one loophole in the system: whenever you see a controller, go to the front of the train, and there should be a kids compartment. In that kids compartment, there is a slide, and under the slide, there is a fairly large area which is big enough to hide a person, yet very hard to spot when walking past. Nevertheless, if you do get caught in this space, the penalties can be quite severe. Seeing as most trains have 2 floors, you could just walk down the stairs (calmly), however, this can arouse suspicion, and the inspector can decide to cut you off on the other side of the wagon.
== [[United Kingdom]] ==
Ticket inspectors are '''not''' allowed, legally, to touch you to wake you up. So put your headphones on and fall asleep. They'll loose interest fast. Be aware some inspectors will try to bump you awake with their ticket machines, or ask the passenger next to you if they could wake you. For destinations with barriers get off at stop before and buy a low cost ticket to the next stop.
dancing in United Kingdom in Summer 2010 and he tried to use his common dance style – Short Distance Ticket Trick. But the control system in Great Britain is another than in central Europe and you have to modify dance style, of course. Blue dancer do not go so often, only once per many stations, or at begin and before finish of ball start and he check all passengers, not only new passengers. Blue dancer usually appear suddenly and go forward quite fast. You can try good dance style in trains with a lot of passengers - walking around conductor to area, where tickets were already checked and wait until your wagon is finish and return to your place after it. Conductor probably do not check toilets so much (you can sit there and do not lock doors during control).
But there are one more another
dance style and your dancing skills must be better than usually – many train stations have turnstiles, especially bigger towns near London (like London Subway) and you have to put your ticket to machine during going towards train and too during leaving platform at finish. There are one or two blue dancers near turnstiles and watch passengers (or only cameras in some places). You can try to use shadow tactic – go behind person with ticket. Or you can buy ticket for child – turnstile do not recognize your age. If you buy ticket just few minutes before departure, it is very expensive (up to Eur 1 per 4-5 km), but if you buy online ticket for non lucrative time (early morning), the price is much cheaper (Eur 1 per 10-25 km). There are exact train and seat in this ticket, but you can use it whole day. Conductor do not check tickets so much, only very fast because of a lot of passengers. You can buy only one station ticket (close stop, even your train do not stop in this destination, turnstiles do not know which train you want to use) and same think at finish – short distance ticket trick. If you do not have ticket on exit platform, you can still buy it (short distance of course).
But night traveling is better – turnstiles are open after 9pm and no control during entering to platform or leaving platform.
There are slower local trains with more stops and without turnstiles at stop of curse.