Please share & sign my new petition on the Government petitions website to keep ticket offices open. The RDG letter sent recently states ticket offices will be “repurposed” & staff are to be “multi skilled” (which they are already!) This is seen as turning ticket offices into cafes/shops. Our station staff do far more than… Read More Keep ticket offices open!
How far can you get by rail across Europe in 1 to 5 hours? This is a very cool and useful tool. It shows you how far you can get by rail in 1-5 hours across Europe from large towns & cities. Certainly shows the big differences between countries and their provision of high speed… Read More Five hours on a train
I’ve just spent a week in Antwerp, using trams & the docking bike system to get around The cycling & tram infrastructure is great (though there’s still too many cars!)But, unlike the UK, even at roadworks there’s cycle provision. And cycling with goods, moving shopping etc is just normal. Cargo bikes are a normal part… Read More Antwerp by bike and tram
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 as £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