My wife and I are considering taking the day train from Prague to Krakow in spring 2013. I've found plenty of helpful comments on booking the trip and finding out costs, etc.
But now I'd like to ask about safety. I'm thinking we will choose the day train because I've read that the night trains can often have drunk people who make a lot of noise. Plus, there are some reports of people trying to break into the locked compartments under cover of night.
My questions are as follows:
a. We would like to book a first-class compartment. How much room will we have? Is it two bunk beds even if it is a day train? Seats by the window as well?
b. Is there enough room to bring our luggage (four large hard-sided suitcases) with us into the compartment? Will we be asked to stow our luggage out of our sight somewhere (underneath the train)?
c. Can the compartment be locked by us from the outside if we decide to go for a walk to the restaurant?
d. We're willing to pay extra for additional privacy and security, any options besides first-class?
Thank you so much.