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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Train reading … with the Booker

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Whether you’re looking for something to see you through a long journey or a pit-stop stint on the platform, you’ll be on to a winner with some Booker-nominated train reading.

Just check our guide to this year’s Booker contenders and settle into your train seat.

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More job seekers take the train

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More job seekers are travelling smart and getting to interviews by train, just as more workers are swapping their cars for a greener commute.

Make train fares work for you by checking our journey planner for cheap tickets before you travel.

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Take the train to London … and see Kate’s wedding dress!

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If you whipped out the bunting and watched the wedding, why not take the train to London and visit Buckingham Palace to see the dress Kate wore when swapped her Miss Middleton moniker for a rather grander title?

And don’t forget to check our journey planner for savings on cheap tickets and cheap first class tickets to the capital.

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Multi-million investment to reduce congestion

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Train companies are promising to spend big to reduce congestion and make train travel even easier.

Book ahead and make sure to get a seat by checking our journey planner for cheap train tickets.

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Take the train … to see Blackpool’s new tower!

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London may have Big Ben, but Blackpool’s competing to reclaim Blighty’s skyline with its newly renovated Tower – complete with see-through observation decks.

And remember to save by checking our journey planner for cheap tickets. So you’ve got plenty of cash left to spend by Blackpool’s Pleasure Beach.

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Take the train … and discover Birmingham

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Birmingham may have been snubbed by the latest Lonely Planet guide to touring Britain, but there’s plenty to see and do in England’s ‘second city’.

Save by checking our journey planner for cheap trains to Birmingham before you fill-up on the landmarks Lonely Planet left-out.

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Vintage trains to go on show

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Fashion houses and celebrities may be taking their lead from the roaring twenties, but people looking for a real taste of nostalgia are in luck – as vintage trains are set to go on show.

Use our journey planner to save on travel to see vintage steam trains.

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The Big Screen’s top 5 train movies

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Trains have long starred on the big screen. And whether you’re looking for an Oscar-winner or a chick-flick, there’s sure to be a train movie for you.

Check our top 5 train movies and don’t forget to use our journey planner

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Take the train … to Swanley Park in Kent

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Swanley Park Railway is celebrating its 25th anniversary and you can join in the fun by taking the train to Kent.

Just check our journey planner for cheap tickets to Kent and chug through scenic parkland aboard Swanley’s railway, skim across its boating lake, enjoy a picnic and more.

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Rural rail firing on all engines as more people escape to the country by train

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Rural rail lines are firing on all engines as more and more people are escaping to the country … by train.

Check our journey planner and save on ticket fares before you chug along to the countryside.

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