In rail terminology, a through coach is a passenger car (coach) that is re-marshalled during the course of its journey. It begins the journey attached to one train, and arrives at its destination attached to another train.
Most frequently in the form of sleeping or couchette cars, through coaches have commonly been used for long distance journeys, especially in continental Europe, although they are much less common now than they were in the early 1970s.
- Tickets sells only if unique part is course or destination of their trip unless ticket sells before the depart. However, passenger can't use ploys as buy parts to state border station (the fare is lower if course, destation and country of purchase is the same)
- Old cars lose some functions before they disattached from one train to another one
- from Basel SBB to Hannover Hbf: CNL 472 Basel SBB – Copenhagen;
- from Hannover Hbf to Warszawa Wschodnia: EN 447 Amsterdam – Warszawa Wschodnia;
- from Warszawa Wschodnia to Brest: 405 Bohumin – Brest; with bogie exchange at the international border because of a break of gauge
- from Brest to Moscow: D 22 Brest – Moscow.
This article is based upon a translation of the French language version as at February 2013.