The little wooden (usually) huts & houses you see in the outskirts of German towns & cities as you travel by train are known as Schrebergärten or Kleingärten Weekend garden houses – there’s a good read about them on the trip savvy site. It’s more developed than an English allotment, it’s a weekend getaway, garden… Read More Kleingärten – German Garden Houses.
Something I find invaluable when travelling is a decent left luggage facility. Sadly, most facilities in the UK are now run by private companies not connected to the train operating companies, and are not always open at convenient times. For example, the St Pancras facility is operated by The Excess Baggage Company. It charges £12.50… Read More Continental Left Luggage
Elbbrücken is the newest station on the Hamburg U-Bahn (metro) network. Opened in December 2018 it will soon be joined by a station of the same name on the S-Bahn (overground suburban railway) These titles are not strictly accurate as both systems have sections above and below ground… The S-Bahn station is still under construction… Read More Elbbrücken – Hamburg’s newest station.
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
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.
Not all of the Paris Metro is underground. There’s about 6km of Line 6 elevated above the city streets, it winds its way round the southern half of the city in a semi circle, and has great views of the city and some of its more famous landmarks. All the images of the city below… Read More The metro with a view
Finally, Network Rail have stopped charging people to use the loo at their stations. About time. They should never have been charging in the first place. It’s not as if it’s an optional service. This only applies to Network Rail operated stations, I understand that some operated by TOC’s are still charging, hopefully not for… Read More Free to Pee – finally
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
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As part of the Heart of Wales Line 150th anniversary celebrations, various studios and galleries along the line are having open days on 1-4th June I dropped into my friend Andy’s studio in the Old Schoolhouse, Knighton, where he and a couple of other artists have all manner of wonderful artworks on display. And he’s… Read More (He)Art of Wales Line