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Bikes

Train Operators encourage the integrated use of cycles and trains - two convenient and environmentally friendly forms of transport. However, please note that some train companies have restrictions on the services and times that accompanied cycles may be carried on trains, especially at peak times. You can find details of cycle policies and restrictions on our train companies page - just select the train company you're travelling with and look at the 'services' section.

Engineering Work

Network Rail regularly carries out engineering work and maintenance on its infrastructure, this can have varying degrees of effects on trains services.

Tips on finding cheap train tickets

There are plenty of great deals to be had on train fares. We’ve put together this list of steps to help you find cheap train tickets and low-cost fares.

Group Travel

Most train companies allow larger groups to travel on their trains, and most even offer a discount for groups of 10 or more. However, please note that you cannot book groups larger than 8 people on our website in any one transaction.

Journey Assistance

Find out how Journey Assistance can help you.

Luggage & Animals

Find out about what you can take on the train.

PLUSBUS

PLUSBUS is a discount price bus pass that offers unlimited bus travel around the town or city where you start and/or end your rail journey. You can buy PLUSBUS with your train ticket and pay for your complete door-to-door journey by train and bus in one easy purchase. PLUSBUS is available in many towns and cities across Britain. Find out where PLUSBUS is available.

Railcards

Railcards offer great value for money if you're travelling by train, and can save you at least 1/3 off the price of certain rail fares.

Sleeper Services

There are a number of train operators who provide sleeper trains overnight for longer journeys, so you can arrive at your destination feeling refreshed the next morning. These sleeper services provide a mixture of accommodation options, including berths and seating.

London Airport Transfers

Whilst there are many options to travel between London airports, train travel offers an option which bypasses the risks of traffic congestion on the M25. There are a number of different options available so our useful guide to the quickest or most common options gives you a better idea of transfer choices. All options require some London underground usage and this can be included in the cost of booking the entire journey through redspottedhanky.com.

Rules and advice for taking your dog on a train journey

Dog may be man’s best friend, but the idea of him (or her) joining you on a train journey may fill you with a sense of anxiety and dread. To help overcome this, we have compiled a list of rules and advice to follow when embarking on your trip.

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