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What’s on board new British train line Lumo

We travelled from London to Edinburgh to discover what’s on board new British train line Lumo Lumo promises train passengers the chance to travel effortlessly between London and Edinburgh at a price everyone can afford. The new line which has been in development for the past two years boasts environmentally-friendly all-electric trains, the chance to […]

Why Britain’s scenic rail journeys are the best

Jools Townsend is CEO of the Community Rail Network. Here she reveals why Scenic Rail Britain is promoting UK rail travel in 2021 and which train journeys get her vote Why is Scenic Rail Britain promoting the joys of rail travel in the UK? Our campaign is all about promoting sustainable days out, especially on […]

Secrets of the Watercress Line

Malcolm Tattersall takes a trip to Hampshire to discover the secrets of the famous Watercress Line Step back in time The uniformed porter on the platform at quaint Ropley Station just shrugged after announcing the Watercress Line’s 5pm steam service to Alresford was delayed by 15 minutes. ‘It’s all part of the realistic nostalgia experience,’ […]

Siddy Holloway: My London Underground and railway secrets

Siddy Holloway shares her London Underground and railway secrets. As co-presenter of TV show Secrets of the London Underground with Tim Dunn, she is a master of her subject. Why do you love underground trains? The London Underground to me a living, breathing museum. The London Underground has lots of secrets. Being the oldest underground […]

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 […]

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