Tuesday 20th July 2021 I made six train journeys on Saturday and experienced more mixed messaging leaving me wondering whether our Government controlled railways along with the train companies really … Continue Reading More mixed messaging on the railway
Tuesday 4th May 2021 We all know it’s going to be a big challenge to get passengers using public transport after the past year’s pandemic hiatus. And it’s good to … Continue Reading Inconsistencies
Thursday 10th December 2020 Have you heard of ‘Seatfrog’? It’s been LNER’s way of offering upgrades from standard class to first class on its trains since 2017. More recently it’s … Continue Reading A first class scam?
Friday 17th Janurary 2020 Last month’s timetable change saw a greatly improved train service for Harrogate with LNER introducing direct trains to and from London Kings Cross every two hours; … Continue Reading Revolutionising the Harrogate experience
Monday 21st October 2019 LNER’s flagship AZUMA trains started running between Lincoln and London Kings Cross today. They’re journeys which previously just ran between Newark North Gate and Kings Cross … Continue Reading AZUMA reaches Lincoln
Friday 18th October 2019 There’s rightly a lot of discussion about the impact of travelling by plane in the context of our global climate emergency; it pangs my conscious whenever … Continue Reading Train or plane to Edinburgh?
Thursday 1st August 2019 LNER know all about high profile launches. I guess it helps being in the public sector with a generous marketing budget rather than being a cash … Continue Reading Hard and soft launches in Edinburgh
Tuesday 21st May 2019 First improvement in the May 2019 rail timetable I experienced yesterday on my tour around was from my own local station, Hassocks where our disjointed two … Continue Reading May’s new timetable on track: Part 1
Friday 17th May 2019 Let’s get the usual bit out of the way first …. “at last, after many delays” etc etc. Same old story, of course, and in the … Continue Reading New trains in 2019 Part 4: Azumas
Tuesday 30th April 2019 My Funday in Furness yesterday exploring three small islands off England’s north west coast came sandwiched between two other great travelling days. I travelled up the … Continue Reading Cumbrian travels between LNER and Virgin