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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Take the train … and enjoy a grown-up break in England

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It’s back to school for kids in England, meaning it’s time for grown-ups to break from babysitting and reclaim England’s cities.

Read on and find out where to go and what to do with out top city break picks.

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Long train journey? Try our top 10 travel games …

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Looking for something to liven up a long train journey or take the edge off your morning commute?

Forget playing ‘I Spy’ or sneakily eyeing a fellow passenger’s copy of the Metro, The Independent’s picked out its top ten travel games – perfect for travel weary train-goers.

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Government set to improve railways even more

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Source Credit: The Guardian

The Government’s announced changes to rail franchising that could help improve Blighty’s railways and make train travel even cheaper.

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Take the train … to Blighty’s best beaches

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Blue waters, white sands, cream teas, picnic hampers, fish suppers, deckchairs and donkey rides – the best of Blighty’s easily found by the seaside.

With temperatures soaring and Britain’s best beaches just a rail-ride away, why not use our journey planner to find cheap tickets to the coast and sun yourself, for less, this summer?

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The top 5 trains for today’s Railway Children …

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Source: The Guardian

From Thomas the Tank Engine to Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express – there’s plenty to get your little one’s imaginations fired up by trains. Check out our top 5 trains for today’s railway children and help get trains steam-rolling into their affections.

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Scotland’s train and station quality tested and on track

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Source: Rail.co

It’s good news for train travellers headed to the Edinburgh Festival

Scotland’s trains and rail stations have been quality tested and experts say they’re on track, so there’s even more reason to find cheap trains to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness, Aberdeen and more.

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Take the train … and go whale spotting

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You don’t need to go to Florida to frolic with Flipper. Just take the train to Scotland, Wales or the West Country and take the family whale, dolphin and porpoise spotting.

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Ker-ching … most people really do save online

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ATOC – the Association of Train Operating Companies – has said it really does pay to book cheap train tickets online, as most web-savvy shoppers find the right ticket at the right price.

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Going to V? Why not take the train?

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It’s a two day festival that’s set to bring a stellar line-up to Essex and Birmingham.

But with thousands of music lovers heading to V Festival (20-22 Aug 2011) to catch big-name acts like Eminem and Rihanna, car-driving festival-goers could find themselves killing time on the motorway when they should be pitching a tent or making their way to the main stage.

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