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couchette

a bed in a railway carriage, esp one converted from seats
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A couchette room |at the Great Northern Hotel in London and, below, Plum +Spilt Milk restaurant
The train has covered car-carrying wagons and couchette cars, with compartments.
GETTING THERE: Train fare from pounds 179pp in a six-berth couchette at www.raileurope.co.uk MORE INFO: Spanish Tourist Office (www.spain.info, 020 7486 8077).
On overnight services to Berlin, Munich and Innsbruck, which all take longer, you can travel in a second-class couchette from pounds 184 or in a private two-berth sleeper from pounds 219 per person.
"Rail travel also makes it easier to plan two or three centre holidays: second class returns within Europe include Munich-Vienna (pounds 55), Paris-Lausanne (pounds 44), Paris-Milan (pounds 86), and Brussels-Hamburg overnight (pounds 109) including a couchette."
Fares from Paris to Venice start at pounds 28 one-way in a six-berth couchette. From Munich to Paris costs from pounds 47.
The trip is offered by the educational travel company, EFTours, and includes roundtrip airfare from Boston to Cairo, all transportation and accommodations within Egypt, including air travel to Aswan/Luxor, a four-night cruise on the Nile, one-night couchette accommodations on an overnight train from Luxor to Cairo, and visits to the Giza Pyramid, High Dam at Aswan, Kom Ombo Temple, Temple of Horus, the famed Egyptian Museum, the Valley of the Kings, Karnak and more, with an optional trip to Abu Simbel.
For overnight trips, the following types of sleeping accommodations are available: second-class couchette, first-class couchette, first-class bedrooms, or second-class bedrooms.
Indeed, the new system offers 32 different seating configurations, including the facility to fold front and rear seats into a couchette configuration, which allows two people to lie down and stretch out fully.
Couchette: A bunk in a passenger compartment on a train.
L'Opus 2 s'appelle Catre (Couchette) et son contenu coincide egalement avec son titre, et ainsi de suite, avec les quatre autres livres: Nata (Creme de lait, ne de l'experience d'une duodenite passagere qui fut guerie grace a la creme de lait), Boina (Beret basque), Lune, et le plus abstrait et ironique, Tal vez (Peut-etre), ecrit au moment ou la constipation cede a la dysenterie.