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22 new reasons to get excited about train travel in 2022

From a new Italian luxury train to Brad Pitt on a bullet train and the TV return of Michael Portillo, Vicky Mayer discover 22 new reasons to get excited about train travel in 2022 Travel with Belmond and Wes Anderson Celebrated Film Director Wes Anderson has teamed up with Belmond to recreate the Cygnus carriage […]

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Britain’s five best rail journeys to book for 2022

Railway expert Rob Carroll shares his tips for on the five best rail journeys to book for 2022 After nearly 15 years of organising escorted rail holidays for groups, I recently rejoined the Leger Shearings Group. ‘What has coach travel got to do with railways?’ you might ask. Well, there have always been enthralling, nostalgic […]

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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 […]

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6 things you probably didn’t know about Michael Portillo

Great British Railways star Michael Portillo is 68 today. To celebrate his birthday, we discover 6 things you probably didn’t know about him. Many of his clothes are made by a tailor in London Michael Portillo is famously known for his bright trousers and jackets which make a great impact on the small screen. ‘I […]

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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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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 […]