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The Flam Railway: Norway's most scenic train journey
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The Flam Railway: Norway’s most scenic train journey

Snapshots of Norway’s scenery flashed past the train window – steep rocky cliffs, deep blue fjords, lush green meadows, neatly painted red clapboard houses, snow-sprinkled mountains. I was expecting the Flåm Railway, or Flåmsbana, to be impressive – it’s…

European rail journey wish list
Travel future

My European rail journey wishlist

I’ve always loved train travel. There’s something mesmerising about watching the world go by through the window, whether you’re passing through wide open landscapes or catching flashes of people’s lives as you ride through town. I’ve travelled by train…

Budget train travel in the UK
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How to save money on train travel in the UK

Taking the train is one of the most relaxing ways to travel, and the UK has some spectacular train routes – travelling over historic viaducts in the Scottish Highlands, weaving through the cliffs on the Cornish coast, crossing the…

St Pancras station, London
Travel tales

London’s St Pancras station: Saved by a poet

One of the benefits of spending a lot of time in France this year is the amount of times I’ve passed through one of my favourite London buildings – St Pancras Station. It’s a stunningly ornate Victorian Gothic-style building.…

The Caledonian sleeper train
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The Caledonian Sleeper: A night on the rails

There’s something romantic about a sleeper train. Being rocked to sleep then woken by your butler knocking on the door with a steaming cup of tea. Ok, well maybe there was in the 1930s, but is there still any…