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.
Arriving back from holiday to the UK in the summer of 2012, just after the Olympics had begun, I was surprised to find the city relatively quiet. Tactics to keep people from attending in large numbers had obviously worked and most Londoners appeared to be away. I wanted a party.
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.
Train travel is not always easy to do with a regular suitcase, or so I thought. So I said I’d review a suitcase that doubled up as a backpack. The concept is winning, the product was not. It is good in some ways but had a couple of niggling issues.
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.'
This week I've visited the tunnels beneath Bristol Temple Meads (which you will hear about soon) for a ghost tour, and those beneath Waterloo station to watch a play called…