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
Visitors to the Severn Valley Railway were surprised to find dragons unexpectedly lurking on the platforms a couple of weeks ago. They were with their fearless dragon handlers, two delightful Victorian ladies who were about to set off to the far corners of the earth to find more of these rare creatures, so yours truly… Read More Caution! Dragons!
This is one of my favourite lines, the trip from Dovey Junction to Pwllheli is best done on the late afternoon train, to experience sunset over the Cambrian Coast. The line runs along the coast for much of the 53 miles, giving spectacular views of both the Welsh mountains, and the shoreline. The single track… Read More Cambrian Coast Line
English Heritage are currently undertaking a £3.6m restoration and conservation project on the Iron Bridge – yes that one at Ironbridge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. It’s covered in scaffold and hoarding at the moment, but there is a walkway alongside the bridge, with (very dirty as they’re shotblasting it) perspex windows, so you can… Read More Iron Bridge Restoration