boarding high speed rail in 3 countries
france: just walk right onto the platform and board :) we'll check your ticket on the train :)

netherlands: just scan your ticket when entering the station :)

spain: hey we heard you liked airports :))) so we've brought the airport experience right to your local train station! gotta get your luggage inspected! and stand in lines for security! make sure to arrive 30 minutes early :) in israel there's a smartcard system so you can just scan your card at entry, board the train you want, and scan your card at exit and you're automatically billed, it's neat

@chjara oh that's nice! the netherlands has it too but only for domestic trains, you still have to buy a ticket in advance for international ones

@starshines USA (sadly no high speed, lack of regular rail): Wtf are you talking about?

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