Seating arranegement in German

Hi All, Can someone tell me please what this means. I was trying to get a compartment seating and not the usual bus like seating so I want to make sure this is what I got that appears on my ticket TGV 9576, 3 Sitzplätze, Wg. 12, Pl. 53 54 56, 1 Fenster, 2 Gang,
Nichtraucher unten, Club 4 Thank you!

Posted by Tom
Hüttenfeld, Hessen, Germany
9134 posts

The ticket doesn't indicate what type of seating you have. "TGV 9576" is the number of the train (I'm assuming this is a French train?). " 3 Sitzplätze, Wg. 12" = "3 seats, carriage 12". "Pl. 53 54 56, 1" are the seat numbers, " 1 Fenster, 2 Gang" indicates you have one window and two aisle seats, and "Nichtraucher unten" is non-smoking. Not sure why they still list this, because all trains are non-smoking. I don't know what "Club 4" represents.

Posted by Sarah
Stuttgart, Germany
2012 posts

TGV is the high speed train of the French National Railway (SNCF). As far as I know, there is no compartment seating on any TGV trains (and I think I've been on all kinds - either older, refurbished 1-story trains or the newer 2 story trains). And this is specifically a Munich-Stuttgart-Karlsruhe-Strasbourg-Paris train, right? I've been on that particular line many times and never encountered compartments. The train is perfectly comfortable though.

Posted by Dawn
Denver, CO
259 posts

I looked at seat61.com and it says that Club 4 is four seats facing each other across a table.

Posted by Bobby
Houston, Texas, USA
5 posts

Thank you all very much for your help. I guess the compartments are only offered on the City Night Line....not the day trips. As long as they are comfortable enough to bear with a 2 year old for 6 hours I should be fine. Thanks!