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.
- 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 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge to 1,520 mm (4 ft 11 27⁄32 in) 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.