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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 […]

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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. […]

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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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The Paris-Nice Sleeper Train has Finally Been Restored

Romantic train journeys from Paris to the French Riviera are on the cards for this summer…

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Great British Railways – all you need to know about the new service

The British rail system is being overhauled and will be rebranded as Great British Railways – this is all you need to know. Goodbye Network Rail, hello Great British Railways Over the past ten years Britain’s Network Rail has had some very bad press with frequently late running trains and cancellations, dirty carriages and some […]

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Travel to Penzance on the Night Riviera train and stay at one of these five great hotels

Travel to Penzance on the Night Riviera train and enjoy all the fun of taking one of the UK’s best-loved sleeper trains. Book a journey on the Night Riviera Want to book a British staycation with a difference? Then book a trip this summer of the famous Night Rivera. In seven and a half hours, […]

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Trains in Israel – All you need to know

Fancy travelling by train around Israel? Here’s all you need to know about the trains in Israel Trains in Israel – the lowdown The trains in Israel are fast, modern and easy-to-use. Israel Railways, the national train operator, offers lots of option for getting around, particularly on the Coastal Plain. The trains are clean, modern […]

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Michael Portillo’s new East Anglia train adventures

Michael Portillo is setting off on some new East Anglia train adventures this week. We’ve got all the details of his five Great British Railway Journey shows on BBC2 at 6.30pm 3 May – Saxmundham to Dedham Tonight, Michael explores East Anglia between the two world wars. His journey begins at Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, […]

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Why is Jacqueline Wilson rewriting The Railway Children?

Why is Jaqueline Wilson rewriting The Railway Children? We discover how she plans to modernise this classic children’s novel Jacqueline Wilson’s new job Dame Jacqueline Wilson is one of Britain’s best loved children’s authors. The Tracey Beaker writer is loved by kids around the country for her gritty novels that tell the truth about modern […]

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Michael Portillo returns with the 12th series of Great British Railway Journeys

Book a seat on your sofa. Michael Portillo returns today with the 12th series of Great British Railway Journeys First episode details revealed Michael Portillo will kick off the series tonight at 6.30 pm on BBC2. In this episode, Michael travels from Oxford to Abingdon. In Oxford, he visits Somerville College to hear how pioneering […]

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Book today: 3 great rail journey experiences you’ll love

Railway Traveller discovers three great rail journey experiences you’ll love. These include the Edinburgh Tattoo and the Oberammergau Passion Play. These are once-in-a-lifetime experiences that can be enjoyed by train. The Occasion: The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo 2021 The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo takes place every year in August in Edinburgh. Visitors to the Tattoo […]

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5 great reasons to book a European train trip today

We’ve got 5 great reasons to book a European train trip today. From a fabulous new brochure launch to £££s off your next rail holiday – there’s something here for everyone. Fred.\ Holidays’ new 2021/2022 brochure launch Fred.\Holidays not only offer amazing European rail journeys but lots of exciting rail and sail packages too. Their […]

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New opening dates for 5 top heritage British railways

What are the new opening dates for 5 top heritage British railways? We’ve got all the details you need to book ahead. Get On Board the RH&DR The Romney & Dymchurch Railway (RH&DR) is set to open again on Monday 12th April. Covid protocols will be observed and the line is opening to welcome 100,000 […]

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What Boris’ Travel Announcement means for Rail Holidays

What does Boris’ travel announcement mean for rail holidays? Railway Traveller investigates… Can I book a train holiday outside the UK? Technically, the answer is yes. However, the Prime Minister said that he wouldn’t give an official answer on whether Brits can travel abroad until May 17th. He did say he was ‘hopeful’ and the […]

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Four great new seaside rail journeys on the British Pullman

Belmond is offering four great new seaside rail journeys on the British Pullman and we couldn’t be more excited. Let’s head to the seaside… Who needs to go on a rail journey abroad this summer when Belmond are intent on spoiling us? Lucky guests on the British Pullman will get the chance to travel to […]

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New start date for The Jacobite Steam Train

Want to know the new start date for The Jacobite Steam Train? We’ve got all the details on the return of ‘The Greatest Railway Journey in the World’. We’ve got some great news for all you patient railway travellers. The Scottish Government will be lifting restrictions on the leisure and tourism industry from Monday 26 […]

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A New European Sleeper Train Could Debut Next Year

A new European railway adventure could soon be on the cards…

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5 great new reasons to travel by rail this Spring

We’ve got five great new reasons why we’ll all be able to travel by rail this Spring. A Digital Green Pass for EU countries It’s looking likely that the European Union will issue a certificate called a Digital Green Pass. This will let travellers who have been vaccinated against the coronavirus travel more freely through […]

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Michael Portillo’s new TV show – what we know so far

BBC2 will be airing the twelfth series of Michael Portillo’s new TV show Great British Railway Journeys this Spring. This is what we know so far… Michael’s view Because of the Covid crisis, Michael Portillo could only film in the UK in 2020. ‘We are restricting filming to the UK,’ he told The Telegraph. ‘but […]

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Italy Unveils Exciting Plans for ‘Covid-Free’ Trains This Summer

Rail holiday through Italy, anyone?