After my underwhelming trip from London to the Midlands with East Midlands Railway, I was looking forward to giving them another two attempts the following day. Therefore in the early afternoon of Tuesday 20th August I headed back to Derby station to take one of the rare trains that arrives into Corby from the north, 1P99, the 1627 Derby – Kettering service. After a planned arrival into Corby at 1747, I’d then have just under an hours wait until I took the 1837 Corby shuttle back down to London St. Pancras which will be covered in a later blog.
Monday 19th August 2019 brought a clear and chilly morning as well as the first weekday trains operated by the new East Midlands Railway (EMR). EMR had begun operation just a day earlier, beginning it’s period as the operator of the East Midlands franchise having taken over from it’s predecessor East Midlands Trains. Although many branding changes had already taken place, there was very little change this early in the franchise and so the 0831 departure from St. Pancras to Sheffield was still the sole train each day that offered a full breakfast service from London.
I have been lucky enough to visit Edinburgh on a number of occasions over the past few years for various reasons and this blog post is going to cover the highlights from a number of them. The most recent of these visits was in May 2016 and so my memory may be slightly hazy on the details.
After a soggy but interesting day exploring Oslo, I headed back to the Oslo S to catch the train north to the airport.
As you may have seen on social media, and from my previous post (here), last month I headed to another new country and visited the Norwegian capital, Oslo.
I’ve recently had a few conversations with friends who enjoy travelling and realised that there are various travel tips and tricks I am aware that others aren’t. A couple of people have encouraged me to do a blog of these various tips and so below are five of my favourite tips and tricks that I have discovered whilst travelling.
On a cold and foggy morning in November, I woke to a 4AM alarm at Heathrow Terminal 4’s Premier Inn. Despite staying near Terminal 4, I was flying with British Airways (BA) and so headed downstairs to get a bus round to BA’s home at Terminal 5.