Straddling the River Nidd, the North Yorkshire town of Knaresborough is a historic market and spa town that has existed since before the Domesday book. Just a few miles east of Harrogate, the town is easily accessible from Leeds and York, making it a perfect location for a day out by train. I visited the town as part of my Yorkshire railday and so only spent an hour exploring before continuing on to York, but it is definitely worth a visit.
Operator: LNER Headcode: 1D03 Route: PBO-LDS Class: First Seat: L54 Date: Wednesday 14th April 2021 With England’s ‘Stay at Home’ order removed, and the law now stating travel was allowed, Wednesday 14th April saw me at Peterborough station nice and early, ready to begin my first railday in months. Having looked at tickets just after … Continue reading PBO – LDS LNER – 1st Class
Whilst the majority of the continent’s land mass is the nation of Australia, Oceania is actually made up of 14 different countries and 10,000 islands. Having previously travelled to Sydney and Melbourne, I’ve kept them off this list, and in fact only one Australian city features in my 5 Places to Visit in Australasia.
With services from Bedford, Cambridge and Peterborough in the north, through Central London, to Kent, East & West Sussex and some of the south London suburbs, Thameslink connects London’s northern and southern commuter belts and was the controversial winner of the 2020 ‘World Cup of Tube Lines’.
Crossing the Atlantic Ocean from South America, you land on the stunning continent of Africa, the next location for my ‘5 places’ series. From the plains of the Serengeti to the heights of Kilimanjaro, Africa is a beautiful and varying continent, and below are the five places that I really want to visit.
Affectionately known as ‘Happy Trains’ due to the positioning of their light clusters, the Class 365 Networker Express have been a mainstay of the longer-distance former Network SouthEast (NSE) routes for the past 25 years, operating services from King’s Cross to Cambridge, King’s Lynn and Peterborough. With forty-one units initially built, their use has been ramped down and now just two services are required to operate the daily service diagrammed to the Happy Trains.