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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?

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Why rail travel is back on track

It’s been a long time coming but rail travel is back on track. Boris’ roadmap has given us a framework to plan our trips. And leading figures in the British rail travel industry are starting to see a light at the end of the proverbial tunnel. And even better, railway travellers have already booked trips […]

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How to future proof your next train holiday

We’ve got the green light from Boris Johnson to travel again, so read on to find out how to future proof your next train holiday Know your dates Boris Johnson has announced the restart dates for holidays in Britain as part of his road map out of lockdown. Holidays in England can restart from April […]

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The Unlikely Celebrities Who Are Huge Model Train Hobbyists

We were a little surprised…

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Greece and Israel offer free access for vaccinated tourists

There’s great news for European train travellers today. Greece and Israel have announced that they will become two of the first countries in the world to offer free access for vaccinated tourists . This will probably happen from late March or early April. But where can you travel by train when you get there? Trains […]

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7 reasons to book a rail holiday today

From a new love affair with UK trains to some amazing train deals, we’ve discovered 7 reasons to book your next rail holiday today. 1. UK train holiday bonanza Until we’ve all had our vaccinations and we’re given the green light to travel to our favourite European countries and further afield too, the safe bet […]

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The one thing Prince Harry will never do in Britain

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s explosive interview with Oprah Winfrey is set to send ripples between the royal family this week. So we’re betting Britain won’t be on their ‘must visit’ list any time soon. Which is a shame as, despite his seniority in the family, the Duke of Sussex has never travelled on the […]

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10 of the best British train holidays to book today from only £340

If you’re thinking of booking one of Britain’s best British rail and train holidays, we’ve done all the hard work for you. We have found 10 of best British rail and train holidays you can book today to enjoy when we come out of lockdown. Best Scottish train holidays Great Rail Journeys’ ‘Explore the Highlands […]

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How to book a Covid-proof train holiday in 2021

We’re all desperate to book a train holiday this year. But how can we book and be certain it will ever happen? Read our handy five-point guide and learn how you can Covid-proof your train holiday in 2021. 1. Use a specialist travel agent In these uncertain times, it pays to use a specialist travel […]

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Tim Dunn on The Architecture The Railways Built and Michael Portillo

On the eve of the second series of his hit TV series, The Architecture The Railways Built, Vicky Mayer caught up with presenter Tim Dunn over zoom to talk about the fun (and difficulties) he had making the series during the pandemic, his favourite train stations and why he doesn’t see himself as a rival […]

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7 great new British Steam Train Journeys for 2021

Do you love British steam trains? Then read on. From a journey on the Jacobite Steam Train and a chance to see the Flying Scotsman up close, 2021 looks like being a bumper year for our favourite steam trains and heritage railways. So get on board! Bluebell Railway steam trains Sussex’s famous Bluebell Railway has […]

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How David Bowie Fell in Love with Travelling by Train

David Bowie hated flying but loved travelling by train and seeing the world pass by through a window. We celebrate his life on the rails on what would have been his 74th birthday… Today, 8 January 2021, would have been David Bowie’s 74th birthday. Born in Brixton London in 1947, he died in New York […]