Category: NationalRail.com

Weird and Wonderful things to do this Winter:

Christmas is an interesting time of year with weird presents and even weirder family – yet somehow traditional Christmas events tend to be totally traditional. This year, why not shun the typical and the humdrum? Swerve the Christmas markets and the shopping...

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6 Amazing Gifts for Railway Enthusiasts:

The festive season is here and, as usual, everyone is scouring the internet for the perfect gift. The difficulty comes with the realisation that you’re buying for your favourite rail enthusiast but know nothing about their hobby! There’s nothing worse than seeing...

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Train travel hacks for a more relaxing journey

Why sit in traffic when you could be relaxing with a good book? Travelling by rail is quicker and more eco-friendly. To make your journey even more enjoyable we’ve compiled some ‘train travel hacks’ to help you get the most out of your journey....

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Places to Go: Aberdeen

Aberdeen is 255 miles north of Newcastle by rail, about the same as London, but fares are cheaper because there are plenty of trains competing for your custom.  At the age of 56, I am too young for the over-60s Senior Railcard,...

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A journey coming to an end: train stations set to close

Alex Nelson, stationmaster of NationalRail.com, is also the stationmaster of two independent train stations on the East Coast Main Line: Chester-le-Street in County Durham and Eaglescliffe in the Tees Valley. He is disappointed to announce that the stations will be closing at...

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PLACES TO GO – SALTBURN-BY-THE-SEA

Places to Go is a regular feature from NationalRail.com’s stationmaster, Alex Nelson. His passion for the UK rail network and travelling to new locations around the UK have inspired him to write a regular piece on UK tourism. This month, he journeyed...

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5 ideas for UK half-term day trips

October half-term is a difficult one – the weather isn’t great so many activities are limited, and with Christmas looming, most families will be looking to save money wherever possible. We’ve put together a list of great day trips you can take...

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Visiting England without a car

What should you expect and where should you go when planning a trip to England without a car? Here’s some inspiration from NationalRail.com! If you’re planning a trip from outside of the UK, England is a great destination for a simple car-free...

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