Virgin Trains ran the East Coast Mainline for a decade. Then suddenly FirstGroup won a bid at great expense to take over from Virgin. It made absolutely no business sense. This lead me to speculate that it was all a big conspiracy lead by the Department for Transport.
Posts about travelling by train in England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland in the UK, and indeed Ireland itself
A French train ticketing site called capitainetrain.com is really rather good. Have a look for yourself. It's better than some of the train ticketing sites native to the UK. I was impressed. Sign up login and go. See if you like it better than what you’ve been using.
In the summer of 2012 the Olympics came to London. I went to a talk by TFL about how to get around while the Games were on. They probably went a little overboard in the end, but the bloke from TFL was very funny.
How do you solve a problem like how to save money with Eurostar when you haven’t got all your dates confirmed? I found a solution that will buy you a week of time while you finalise all the other parts of the trip. This post tells you what I found.
One day I went on a ghost hunt with Dusk Till Dawn Events underneath Temple Meads. It was my first one and having gone purely out of interest to see the otherwise closed vaults I fear I blocked the 'ghost energy.'
Had a look behind the scenes at Blackfriars station shortly before it was completed. I got to wear a hard hat, boots and reflective clothing and that was as exciting as the visit itself.
Network Rail have put up a series of videos aiming to inspire people to take an interest in how they maintain Britain's railway network. They run an apprenticeship - which could give…
Even people who love trains are fallible when it comes to getting their timing spot on. Recently (right now, today) I managed to miss the last train which can be…