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15th February
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Great Western Railway
23rd February
South Western Railway
9th February
19th April
Chiltern Railways
9th February
9th February
Northern Trains
12th January
Grand Central Railway
17th May
Greater Anglia
12th January
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22nd December
Hull Trains
10th May
East Midlands Railway
16th February
3rd May
12th February
Transport for Wales
10th January

Get your ticket to your mobile

Going to a station to collect your ticket from a ticket machine? That’s so old hat. Get your ticket sent straight to your mobile, on most routes. (You can still go to a ticket machine, if you prefer, of course!)

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December Timetable Change – What’s Happening?

It's all change for some routes from December 10th. Here's our guide to what's going on.

Cheap Train Tickets – Money-saving alternatives for your next trip

Looking for a cheaper train ticket? Here are some alternatives for your next trip.

Is there an unreserved coach on my train?

No reserved seat? Don't be left standing. Here's our guide to finding an unreserved one.

Can I upgrade to First Class on the train?

Looking for luxury on a whim? Here's our guide to upgrading to First Class on the train.

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What’s the least reliable train operator?

Who's the safest bet for a rail trip? Let's cut through the jargon and find out.

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What’s the best train for luggage?

Don't let luggage weigh you down. Here's our comparison of which trains are best for travelling less than light.

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What’s the best train from London to Birmingham?

There's plenty of choice when it comes to London to Birmingham trains. But which is best for you?

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Rail travel myths: Debunked!

Let us debunk some of the most common myths about rail travel to help you travel smarter.

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What’s the best train to Heathrow Airport?

Jetting off on holiday? Here's our guide to the best train for you.

Avanti Standard Premium vs First Class

Wondering which upgrade is best for you on Avanti West Coast? Let us do the legwork.


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Fancy a day trip to Liverpool? Take a look at what you can't miss.

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What’s the best train from Leeds to Manchester?

Wondering which train to take from Leeds to Manchester? Weigh up your options with us.

10 advantages of travelling by train

We've got plenty of reasons for you to take to the rails on your next trip.

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What are the cheapest railway station pints?

Fancy a drink that doesn't break the bank? We've done the legwork for you.

Avanti vs LNER First Class – which is better?

Looking for some luxury? Here's our guide to where your money is best spent.

How to travel in First Class for free

How about some luxury at no extra cost? Here's how to use First Class for free.

Our Top Five Beaches to Visit by Train

Looking for a dose of sand and sea? Look no further with our top picks.

10 best day trips from Newcastle by train

There's so much to see and do just a stone's throw from Newcastle.

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Five Easy Day Trips from Leeds by Train

Looking for some day trip inspiration from Leeds? Look no further.

Five Great Day Trips from Edinburgh by Train

Looking for some day trip inspiration from Edinburgh? Look no further.

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LNER or Lumo? Big brand vs budget

Here's our guide to long-standing LNER and low-cost newcomers Lumo. Above all - which is best?

Family Train Trips: Our guide to taking the kids on the train

Family train trips can be as daunting as they are exciting. Here's our guide to having a stress-free adventure with the kids.

Tips for first-time train travel

Not sure where to start with train travel? Need help booking your ticket? We've got you covered.

Our Top five tips for cheap First Class train tickets

Looking for luxury on a budget? Look no further with these tips.