1622 ro/eng

December 08, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

(RO)

In mod normal un drum Bucuresti - Deva - Bucuresti se face cu masina si cu bagajul de injuraturi pregatit pentru Valea Oltului… Dar mai e cel putin o varianta, trenul de noapte cu un bonus de 24 de ore in Sibiu !!  

1622 e trenul de noapte din Bucuresti la 23.55 si ajunge la Deva la 8.

Gara de Nord putina lume, condensarea tuturor fast food-urilor din Bucuresti pe o suprafata mai mica decat a orasului, pe aleea de acces, ce duce la metrou, cu vedere la peron, si la panoul de informatii. KFC-ul e deschis non stop, si se fumeaza afara, la terasa, langa peron. Baia publica a garii functioneaza la subsol, si e pazita cu cheie si sarg de o femeie ce detine controlul asupra hartiei igienice, acces 1leu.  La clasa 1, o doamna cfr ghideaza calatorii. Conditiile sunt bune, 3 stele, geamul se deschide putin, iar cuseta e doatata cu lavoar sub masa deasupra careia un dulap si o oglinda. in 6mp incap inca un cuier, o scara si 2 paturi.

8:00 am, Deva:  frig de decembrie, o lucratoare cfr cu o lopata face partie pe peron, Sala de asteptare si gara, scara interioara, travertin, supanta, maret. La iesire, 2 chioscuri adosate garii, unul cu de toate, celalat cu gratar si vin fiert, la prima ora, are succes cu clienti fideli taximetristi, se leaga conversatii. 

Muzeul CFR- acces interzis vizitatorilor intampina un semn, chiar la intrare, cu amabilitatea unui lucrator se poate intra pentru scurt timp, o plimbare printre locomotive vechi "iuteala maxima" 40 km/h.

Sibiu, RESTAURANT RAPID amenajat in spatiu separat dar parte a corpului de gara, are o lume diversa in ciuda fatadei frumos tencuite  in ton cu  centrul vechi. O familie cu 2 copii intr-un fum de il tai cu cutitul, 2 prieteni la catarama sau bere, discuta cu insufletire, un om cu aparat foto trezind suspiciunea de a fi ziarist. langa restaurant, o sageata lipita pe usa indica la stanga pe peron;  ventilata natural, personalizata cu flori de plastic, curat se vede preocuparea celui ce o'ngrijeste , un domn cu o cheie si in control asupra hartiei igienice,

400km Bucuresti Deva- 8 h, Deva Sibiu-3h, Sibiu Bucuresti-6h, cu peronul pe partea dreapta, minunata lume veche, CFR calatori!

 

(ENG)

Normally, one takes the trip Bucharest-Deva-Bucharest by car and with a luggage full of swearing for the Olt Valley... but there’s another option, the night train which comes with a 24 hours bonus stop in Sibiu.

1622 is the night train which leaves Bucharest at 23:55 and arrives in Deva at 8:00.

In the North Station there are few people and all the fast food eateries in Bucharest are concentrated on a much smaller area that that of the city, all on the access way to the subway, overlooking the train platforms and the information panel. KFC is opened nonstop and you can smoke outside, on the terrace, by the train platform. The public restroom is situated in the basement of the station and is guarded fiercely and locked by a woman who controls sanitary paper; access granted for 1 leu. In the first class a CFR (Căile Ferate Române – Romanian Railways) lady guides the passengers. Conditions are fair, 3 stars, the window can be opened a little and the sleeping compartment has a sink underneath a cabinet and a mirror. The 6 sqm fits also a coat hanger, a stair and 2 beds.

8:00 o’clock, Deva: the cold December air, a female CFR (Căile Ferate Române – Romanian Railways) worker carves a trail in the snow with a shovel on the platform, the waiting hall and the station, the interior stairs, travertine, interior balcony, magnificent. At the exit, 2 stores beside the train station, one selling everything, the other selling barbecue and mulled wine at the dawn is very popular with the taxi drivers, its patrons; conversations are starting.

The CFR (Căile Ferate Române – Romanian Railways) Museum – visitors’ access is prohibited, as a sign announces at the entrance, but a kind worker will let you in for a short time, a stroll through old engines with “maximum haste” 40 km/h.

Sibiu, Restaurant Rapid is accommodated in a separate area, but part of the station building and offers its services to a diverse clientele despite its nicely plastered facade which is in tone with the old city. A family with two kids is sitting in a dense cigarette smoke, 2 best or just drinking buddies are lively discussing, a guy with a camera is raising suspicions that he might be a journalist. Next to the restaurant an arrow glued to the door guides you to the left on the platform; naturally ventilated, personalised with plastic flowers, clean, it’s visible the care taker’s work, a bold gentleman with a key and in control of the sanitary paper. 400 km trip Bucharest – Deva takes 8 hours, Deva – Sibiu 3 hours, Sibiu – Bucharest 6 hours, platform on the right hand, wonderful old world, CFR (Căile Ferate Române – Romanian Railways)!


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