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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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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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Places to Go – Beverley

Places to go is a regular feature on our NationalRail.com site. The feature sends our stationmaster Alex Nelson to UK tourist destinations via train. The aim is to promote train tourism with cheap train tickets, of course! I spent 24 hours in the...

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Places to Go – Yarm in the Tees Valley

Places to go is a monthly feature on NationalRail.com, our stationmaster Alex Nelson visits UK locations via train. Alex’s aim is to promote train tourism with cheap train tickets, of course! Yarm, on a peninsula almost surrounded by the River Tees, is...

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The best national parks you can reach by train!

The UK seems dominated by roads, buildings and people. It’s easy to forget that there’s so much beauty just outside of our cities! Escaping to the countryside is one of life’s pleasures but arriving without a car can be difficult. If you...

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Reasons why trains are more environmentally friendly!

  As we become more aware of the climate crisis facing our planet, more people are deciding to eat ethically, buy ethically and live ethically.  Reducing our carbon footprint is part of a larger plan to minimise the effect of climate change....

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Staycation honeymoons you can reach by train!

Weddings take a lot of time and a lot of money. After the ceremonies are over, you may not feel like you can afford or be bothered to travel abroad – but you don’t have to! More couples are choosing to staycation...

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Places to Go – Rothesay and the Isle of Bute

Places To Go is a monthly feature by UK rail expert and Director of NationalRail.com, Alex Nelson. This month he visits Rothesay and the Isle of Bute: It’s 16 miles by road from Rhubodach (pronounced “Rubber Duck”) in the north to Kilchattan...

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