Useful French Vocabulary: At The Train Station


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Useful French Vocabulary: At The Train Station

Helpful words to smooth your way between the la salle d’attente (waiting room) and la voiture buffet (buffet car) via le guichet (ticket office). Here’s hoping there’s no travaux (engineering works) and that you arrive à l’heure (on time).

Station – la gare
Ticket office – le guichet
Platform – le quai
Waiting room – la salle d’attente
Passengers – les voyageurs
Lift – l’ascenseur

France’s national railway company – SNCF
Operating company – la ligne
Rail network – le réseau
Connection – une correspondance
High speed train – le train à grand vitesse (TGV)

Ticket – un billet
A book of tickets – un carnet
Oyster card (equivalent) – le pass Navigo
To reserve – réserver
Journey – un trajet
Single – un aller
Return – un aller retour
First class – la première classe
Ticket prices – les tarifs / les prix
Refund – un remboursement
Validate your ticket – composter votre billet

Timetable – les horaires
Arrivals – les arrivés
Departures – les départs
Leaving from – en provenance de
Going to – a destination de
On time – à l’heure
Delay – un retard
Traffic – la circulation
Engineering works – les travaux
Strike – une grève

On board – à bord
Seat – une place
Buffet car – la voiture buffet
A stop – un arret

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