If you’re travelling around Spain this summer or you’re planning a chic city break in Barcelona, the train offers an easy, cheap way to see the sights. If you’re travelling through Barcelona train stations, here is a brief guide to help you navigate your way and avoid travel accidents.
Using Barcelona train stations
Barcelona is well connected in terms of transport links and you can travel within the city, around the local area and further afield by train relatively easily and inexpensively. Barcelona’s main station, Sants, runs hundreds of trains per day, including local, regional and national services. Getting the train in a foreign country can be confusing, especially if you’re not sure which ticket you need and it’s a good idea to plan in advance and to ask for help if you’re unsure what to buy or where to go. Many of the guards speak English and you can also ask for advice at tourist information spots. Booking online may also be a good idea, as fares may be cheaper and you could avoid queues at the station.
Staying safe at the station
Barcelona Sants is a very busy station and there is a risk of accidents, such as slips, trips and falls, especially at peak times when there are many travellers rushing to get their train. Give yourself plenty of time to get to the station, buy your ticket and find out which platform your train is leaving from to prevent rushing, as this can increase the risk of a slip or trip. Watch out for spillages and obstructions, such as bags, umbrellas and litter and always look where you’re going. Don’t leave luggage unattended and be careful to hide valuables, such as wallets and purses, cameras and mobile phones away in a closed bag.
Making a travel accident claim
If you’re travelling in a foreign country and you sustain travel injuries as a result of a slip, trip or fall, a road traffic accident or an accident in a public place, such as a train station, you may be eligible for travel accident compensation.
If you have evidence to support your holiday accident claim and you can prove that you were not to blame, call Accident Advice Helpline for expert no win, no fee* advice. Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience in handling travel injury claims and offers a hassle-free claims process, leaving you to focus on your recovery.
Start the claims process today by calling Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, and speaking to one of our friendly, professional advisors.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice