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A short ride on the Elizabeth Line

UK rail trip – 2022 Day 52 – 24th May, 2022 Today I’m leaving Manchester, at least on this trip, for the last time. I checked out by 07:30 and walked to the nearby Castlefield-Deansgate tram stop and caught a tram to Manchester Piccadilly. It was an overcast day, with scattered showers forecast. Thankfully, at the moment, it wasn’t raining...

A walk along the canal

UK rail trip – 2022 Day 51 – 23nd May, 2022 I checked out of the hostel at around 08:00 and made my way to Aldgate East London Underground station. I took a Hammersmith & City line train to Euston Square, walking the remaining short distance to London Euston. Today, I’m making my way back to Manchester. As it’s a Monday, I’m meeting...

No Tower for me today.

UK rail trip – 2022 Day 49 – 21st May, 2022 Today, I’m leaving Liverpool and going back to London. Glad to be leaving the YHA Liverpool Central hostel. One of the worst run hostels I’ve ever stayed at. I left the hostel and walked down to Liverpool Lime Street for the last time. Liverpool Lime Street (08:27) Northern 1:03 (200:32) Manchester...

A few hours in Portsmouth.

UK rail trip – 2022 Day 48 – 20th May, 2022 Today I’m off to Portsmouth. So, it was going to be a fairly long day. I walked down to Liverpool Lime Street (with orange juice in hand) and boarded the 08:48 Avanti West Coast service to London Euston. It was a wet morning, but hopefully there would be better weather down south. Liverpool Lime Street...

A narrowboat and a pint.

UK rail trip – 2022 Day 47 – 19th May, 2022 I woke up with still no idea as to where to go today, so I walked down to Liverpool Lime Street (and Tesco). I thought I may as well catch a train down to London. So, I hopped on my intercity train of choice, an Avanti West Coast class 390 Pendolino. Liverpool Lime Street (09:47) Avanti West Coast 2:16 (185:51)...