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Review: My magical train journey on the Sunset Steam Express

Vicky Mayer enjoys a magical train journey full of surprises and delight on the Sunset Steam Express A very warm welcome at Victoria Station On a warm summer’s evening in July, a sizeable crowd is gathering at platform 2 in Victoria Station. Well dressed and excited, they are all here to climb on board Steam […]

6 smart reasons to travel around Britain by rail

Want to make 2021 truly memorable? Then book yourself a train trip. We’ve discovered 6 smart reasons to travel around Britain by rail Discovering Britain by rail From big railway companies like GWR and LNER to smaller heritage lines like the Bluebell Railway (above) and Ffestiniog Railway, Britain really punches above its weight when it […]

A memorable trip on the Kent & East Sussex Railway

Vicky Mayer takes a memorable trip on the Kent & East Sussex Railway and discovers a journey full of surprises The journey begins at Tenterden Town station Lovely Tenterden in Kent is a gorgeous place to start a train journey on one of the UK’s most popular heritage train lines, the Kent & East Sussex […]

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New rules for double-jabbed train travellers

What are the new rules for double-jabbed holidays? And how do they affect train travel? Why July 19 is Travel D-Day Good news today for British train travellers. Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced that from July 19 July 19 double-jabbed holidaymakers will be able to visit ‘amber list’ countries without the need to quarantine […]

The secrets of Princess Diana’s lasting railway legacy

The world’s most photographed woman loved travelling on trains. We discover the secrets of Princess Diana’s lasting railway legacy. In the 15 years she was married to Prince Charles, like all the royals, Princess Diana caried out many official engagements, both here in the UK and overseas. Many trips were done by car but like […]

Harry Potter’s love affair with trains and stations

Here’s all you need to know about Harry Potter’s love affair with trains and stations J.K Rowling’s connection to King’s Cross Station Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has a fond spot for King’s Cross station because her parents met her on a train bound for Scotland. Not surprisingly then, in her Harry Potter novels, she […]

A new life for Prince William on his 39th birthday?

Is there a new life in store for train-loving Prince William on his 39th birthday? Railway Traveller looks to see what is in store for the birthday boy… It’s been a turbulent year so far for Prince William who celebrates his 39th birthday today. In April he said goodbye to his beloved grandfather Prince Philip. […]

9 Father’s Day gifts for dads who love railways

Stuck on what to give your dad for Father’s Day on Sunday June 20? We’ve got 9 Father’s Day gifts for dads who love railways Eat Sleep Trains Repeat men’s t-shirt, £15.99, amazon.com  Adidas Gazelle Bluebird trainers, £76.95, surfdome.com Classic Railway station totem clock, £48, jafgraphics.co.uk       Hornby Eurostar Yellow Submarine Train Set, £127.99, robertdyas.co.uk […]

Secrets of the UK’s most scenic rail journeys

Want to know the secrets of the UK’s most scenic rail journeys? Read our guide and get on board… North Yorkshire Moors Railway The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is one of the UK’s most scenic railway routes. As it travels, 24 miles through some of North Yorkshire’s most picturesque spots, guests on board can enjoy […]

All you need to know about the new Stockholm to Berlin Night Train

Love sleeper trains? We’ve got all you need to know about the new Stockholm to Berlin night train that launches in June 2021 New night train Swedish train operator Snälltåget will be launching a new sleeper train between Stockholm and Berlin on June 11 2021. The new line will travel between Stockholm, Malmo, Copenhagen, Hamburg […]

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