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Eurail pass... can you cheat the card.. erase the X

Travel Forums Europe Eurail pass... can you cheat the card.. erase the X

1. Posted by toransurf (Full Member 55 posts) 10y

I heard from one of my buddy who went in Europe this winter that is was easy to overwrite the X that the train controller had writed.

You just need a pen that can erase other pen

I heard though that it dosen't work in Germany... They simply make some holes on the card..

Any advices or facts about that...

2. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 316 posts) 10y

True. Sometimes you can get away. But if you get caught, your pass will be confiscated and there is nothing you can do about it. I wouldn't risk it if I were you. Some of my friends tried it and were really walking a thin line. Hope this helps.

Pranav

3. Posted by Kurgin (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Why do you want to be a thief? If the world was full of guys like you, it would be a most unpleasant place to live indeed. In case you might not know. Stealing is wrong.

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 5789 posts) 10y

I agree. The only 'fact' that is relevant is that you are breaking the law and would be nothing more than a common thief if you did that.

5. Posted by Rish_n_Ben (Full Member 32 posts) 10y

I think you will find that a lot of countries actually stamp the date and punch a hole in the ticket, this is more prevalent in Germany, Belgium etc as you mentioned, but I am pretty sure it happened in France and a few other places as well. But the old eraseable pen still works sometimes.

6. Posted by AshleyC (Respected Member 53 posts) 10y

Quoting pranavc

True. Sometimes you can get away. But if you get caught, your pass will be confiscated and there is nothing you can do about it. I wouldn't risk it if I were you. Some of my friends tried it and were really walking a thin line. Hope this helps.

Pranav

One train guy dated and punched my pass, but when the next guy saw it, he wasn't satisfied and took an extra day off it. Don't risk it.