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“I like this place and could willingly waste my time in it.”

UK rail trip – 2022 Day 46 – 18th May, 2022 Today I’m off to Stratford-upon-Avon. After buying my customary litre bottle of orange juice at Tesco, I walked across the road to Liverpool Lime Street. My first train of the day would be a London Northwestern Railway class 350. This will take me as far as Birmingham New Street. A London Northwestern...

Are you going to Scarborough Fair?

UK rail trip – 2022 Day 45 – 17th May, 2022 Today I’m off to Scarborough. Despite the very loud music coming from Mathew Street below, I woke up before 07:00. I collected my stuff for the day and walked out and off to the station. On the way, I stopped off at Tesco for, you guessed it, a litre of orange juice. Tesco offered the best price for orange...

Off to the Cavern.

UK rail trip – 2022 Day 44 – 16th May, 2022 I was up by 07:00. The earliest I’d been up for a while (with the exception of overnight trains). I checked out of the Castle Rock Hostel and made my way to Edinburgh Waverley. Today, I’m off to Liverpool. But I will be going via Manchester to meet up with my friend Gary. Edinburgh Waverley (08:12)...

Onward connections.

UK rail trip – 2022 Day 40 – 12th May, 2022 I woke up and checked out of the hostel. One of the first things I had to do this morning was to make a reservation for tonight’s Caledonian Sleeper to Fort William in Scotland. I caught the London Underground to King’s Cross St. Pancras station and dropped into the ticket office. The train leaves...

Time to move on again.

UK rail trip – 2022 Day 39 – 11th May, 2022 I was up by around 08:00 (or thereabouts) and my payslip was already in my email inbox. It usually takes a few hours more for my pay to appear in my bank account. Sometimes, though, it can take a little longer. This was one of those days. It wasn’t until about four hours later that it had arrived. Once it...