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Rail Travel

All posts under the category of rail travel. This also includes posts relating to the planning stages, as well as posts after.

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...