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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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21 Reasons to be Cheerful About the World of Trains in 2021

Next year is shaping up to be one of the best years for railway travel. From all the buzz surrounding the European Year of Rail, to Venice Simplon-Orient-Express’ super luxe new suites, faster Amtrak trains and a major new exhibition that celebrates the iconic Trans-Siberian Express, there’s never been a better year to get on […]

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2021’s Top Train Travel Trends Revealed

We’ve polished our crystal ball and asked ten train travel experts for their predictions of what’s in store for 2021

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Northern Belle’s Sales Director Howard Barclay on his Great Train Adventures

Train fan Howard Barclay, sales director for the iconic Northern Belle train, has travelled on some of the world’s most luxurious trains but still thinks British trains and scenery make the grade Which country have you most enjoyed visiting by rail? Abroad, it has to be South Africa, where I took a Victoria Falls steam […]

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Venice Simplon-Orient-Express – Belmond

Name a more iconic train than the Orient Express. The train has long captured the imagination of glamorous travellers, and while the service ended in 2009, modern passengers can experience its opulence on Belmond’s reincarnation, the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express. Combining old-world glamour with modern amenities, the train travels through Europe’s most magical cities, offering one to […]