transport
Virgin East Coast Has Killed The Quiet Coach (But Only in First Class)

If you're lucky (or rich) enough to be able to buy first class train tickets, you may want to think twice about travelling on Virgin East Coast without a decent pair of noise cancelling headphones. The company has just announced that it's pulling quiet carriages from the first class service from May, so it might get a little rowdy. Read More >>

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Eurostar’s Direct London-Amsterdam Trains Launch in April

Eurostar's about to buck the trend and make our connections with Europe a little bit stronger, with a direct high-speed service from London to Amsterdam -- on a bloody train that goes under the sea, lest we forget to be excited about this bit of 1980s/1990s engineering -- starting in April. Read More >>

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Behind The Scenes With Pendolino: The Painstaking Process Of Painting A Train

When Train Operators buy new trains, they like to get their money’s worth. That’s why the vast majority of Virgin’s Pendolino fleet, which operate on the West Coast Mainline between London, Manchester and beyond, have around 4.25 million miles on the clock each. Read More >>

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Sleeper Train Bans Sharing Cabins With Strangers

For 145 years since sleeper trains running between Scotland to London were first introduced, single travellers have been given the option to pay a reduced fare to share a cabin with a stranger. But from next month, Caledonian Sleeper is changing its policy: no more sharing, meaning lone travellers will be forced to pay for a full cabin by themselves. Read More >>

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First Potential HS2 Architecture Revealed

They really do seem to be serious about building that new chunk of high-speed train track in the UK, with today seeing a key component of the line revealed in the form of concept images of what the 3.4km Colne Valley viaduct might look like. Read More >>

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Virgin Trains Stops Stocking the Daily Mail

Those hoping to be made angry about society on a long train journey are out of luck, as Virgin Trains has revealed it's to stop selling the Daily Mail on all of its services. Read More >>

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Today’s the Day You Can Get a 26-30 Railcard, Provided You Live in the Right Place

The 'millennial' railcard for 26-30-year olds was first reported on back in October, followed by a proper announcement by the chancellor in last month's budget. It's due to go nationwide early next year, but some people can get their hands on one today. You just have to live in the right place. Read More >>

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Happy Train Fare Rise Outrage Day

'Tis the season for the rail companies to ruin the Christmases of millions of people, by revealing next year's ticket prices. And you'll never guess what's happened; they've only gone and handed themselves a massive pay rise for the privilege of being shuttled to work in a metal tube of armpits. Read More >>

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Virgin West Coast Train Staff Are Set to Strike on 22nd December

Christmas travel is always a nightmare, especially by train. Train travel is bad enough at the best of times, but when you take into account all the people travelling up and down the country (and the OTT heating inside) things get more than a bit uncomfortable. Well it looks like it'll be even worse for some, because Virgin West's train staff are due to strike on 22nd December. Read More >>

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Many Forgotten Old Train Lines Could be Reopened

The government's released a grand piece of work it calls the Strategic Vision for Rail, a wide ranging collection of ideas on how to make the UK's many rail franchises work a little better. Of most interest to train enthusiasts, though, is a commitment to look at reopening old lines closed in the Beeching cuts of the 1960s and the general British Rail malaise that followed in the 70s. Read More >>

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Over 30? Don’t Worry, You Might Still be Able to Get a Railcard That Offers Big Discounts

We all have that horrible feeling when we book train tickets, glumly looking at the railcard box with the knowledge that you can't get a discount because you're too old or too young to get a special railcard. It sucks, right? Because train travel is obscenely expensive. Read More >>

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London Transport Exec Avoids Early Meetings Because the Trains Are Awful

A cheeky Freedom of Information request filed with London's mayoral offices has thrown up a glorious email about the travel arrangements of the city's deputy mayor for transport. Read More >>

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Deutsche Bahn Imagines Future Trains With Built In Gyms And Big Screen TVs

When you thing of luxurious trains in this country, you'll probably imagine something with nice chairs, a table, and free wi-fi that isn't slower than a stoned snail. In Germany things might be a bit different, because Deutsche Bahn has just announced its vision for trains with big TV screens, gym equipment, and other such luxuries. Read More >>

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The 16-25 Railcard Age Limit Might be Getting an Increase

I no longer have a rail card. It's sad, but now I have to pay full price for all my tickets because I'm over the age of 25. There was hope with the announcement of a 'millenial' railcard a few weeks ago, but now that might not even need to happen. Word is that the the age limit on the regular 16-25 railcard might be getting increased. Read More >>

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Good News Everyone: The Trains Won’t be Quite as Shit After Christmas

The trains in this country are pretty shit, to say the very least. But they might not be quite as shit after Christmas, because National Rail is using the festive season to conduct a 'bumper Christmas' range of investment and engineering works. Read More >>