Marseille is the largest city in south-eastern France with a population of 800,000. It’s metro system is one of Europe’s smallest, with 2 lines and 29 stations, the newest of which, Geze, opened in December 2019. The system was first opened in 1977, on line one between La Rose and Saint-Charles. The rest of line one opened in… Read More The Marseille Metro
Thanks to Geoff Marshall on Youtube for this information & film.Loads of Railway Companies have ‘Rover’ and ‘Ranger’ tickets, but tucked away on the Southern website is one that you may not have heard of. The Southern ‘Daysave’ ticket offers unlimited off-peak (after 10am weekdays) to all stations on its network for just £20. However… Read More Southern’s Unlimited Travel DaySave Ticket
There’s a really useful ticket for unlimited travel in South West Scotland that doesn’t appear on the National Rail page of “Rangers and Rovers“. It’s called a Daytripper and gives unlimited travel for one adult or two adults and up to four children in the Strathclyde region on ScotRail, the Glasgow Subway, most buses and… Read More Daytripper – more than just a one way ticket…
A recent trip to Ireland to cover various stories about heritage railways and the reopening of a rail line meant travelling on the state owned transport services Iarnród Éireann (Irish Rail) and Bus Éireann (Irish Buses) around the west of Ireland. I took the train/ferry option via Holyhead-Dublin, which can be as low at £75… Read More Ireland by bus and rail.
Ever wanted to know what destinations are served by a station? In a similar manner to those “departures from this station” posters you see on the platforms, this site gives a list of departures by station. I’m finding it useful for trip planning. I live within ten miles of several stations, so if I’m looking… Read More Stations and Destinations
I spent some time last week looking at saving money on rail travel. How many places can I get a ticket online? As well as all the Train Operating Companies, there’s another handful of companies that just sell tickets, giving us almost 40 different places you can buy a ticket online. And the there’s various… Read More Not so cheap day return
Now hold on, don’t run away, the title of this article refers to reasonably priced ways of travelling, nothing to do with soccer! Rovers and Rangers are reasonably priced, reasonably flexible, and, if you are intending to do a lot of travel in a specific area, they offer very good value for money, especially when… Read More Rovers and Rangers
In 2007 I went round North America by rail, spending three months travelling all over the USA and Canada. Rail gives you a sense of scale of a country, which air travel can never achieve. The Canadian, from Toronto to Vancouver is a perfect example of this. The cliché “one of the world’s great train… Read More North America