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Places to Go – Horden for the Durham Heritage Coast

Places to Go is our monthly feature written by Alex Nelson, an ex-stationmaster and the owner of NationalRail.com. Alex regularly explores UK tourist destinations looking for the best deals on cheap train tickets this time he visits Horden. Britain’s newest railway station opened...

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Places to Go – Berwick-upon-Tweed

Places to Go is our monthly feature written by Alex Nelson, an ex-stationmaster and the owner of NationalRail.com. Alex regularly explores UK tourist destinations looking for the best deals on cheap train tickets. On the many occasions I have been to visit...

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Guide to travelling safely during the pandemic:

The government recently announced that from 15th June it is illegal to travel without wearing a face covering on public transport – this includes bus, coach, train, and trams. With numerous announcements, sometimes guidance is not always clear, however it is important...

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Places to Go – Rochdale, Greater Manchester

Places to Go is our monthly feature, NationalRail.com owner and former stationmaster Alex Nelson explores UK tourism by rail. As rail travel is still not advised, this month Alex discusses his visit to Rochdale last year! My visit to Rochdale in May...

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Four apps for a more comfortable train journey!

Whilst travelling by rail is currently not advised, we cannot blame you for fantasising about your next trip. One of the things that comes to mind when planning a train journey is how to stay comfortable on board. If there is one...

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LNER offer the chance to name an Azuma train!

It has been a year since the LNER Azuma train ‘zoomed’ into our lives. If you are a train lover or a railway enthusiast, you will be aware of how exciting this has been for the railway industry. Whilst travel is still...

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Places to Go – Cobham and Stoke D’Abernon for Painshill

Places to Go is a monthly feature for our NationalRail.com blog, the series follows former stationmaster Alex Nelson across the UK via train. In the Second World War, the Railway Executive Committee issued a poster which became famous, asking “Is Your Journey...

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Iconic film scenes on trains!

All unnecessary travel is off-limits during the Covid-19 pandemic and daily activities have come to a halt. For many this means no more daily commute, working from home and quarantining away from our friends and family. If you are like us, you...

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Places to Go – armchair!

Places to Go is a NationalRail.com regular feature, written by Alex Nelson a former stationmaster. Alex usually discusses his trips around the UK with the cheapest train tickets, but this month it’s something different. Before all this madness started I was at...

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