Up a big tower, to a former hospital, walking the streets, sitting on a train, emerging bleary eyed on the other side of a tunnel.
Posts about "trains"
It was time to wave goodbye to the south of France, and head to the capital.
On 21 July 2007, we headed on a multitude of trains towards the Queyras Alps in France. This is part one of that holiday.
Thanks to the wonders of the internet, it's the little piece of music that French railway company SNCF play before tanoy announcements at their stations...
Last night when I was told that one of the best places for European railway timetables online is to pop off to Germany - in the online sense anyway.
If there's a greater test of website usability, it's trying to find out information from a site that's in a language you don't speak.
Travelling The Island Line (or the vaguely interesting tale of a company that seems to have absolutely no interest in corporate branding)
We were staying in Shanklin which is the final stop of the Isle of Wight's eight mile train system - running from the pier end at Shanklin, mere moments after you get off the catamaran - which meant we got to enjoy travelling the entire route of Wight's trains. The trains are operated by Island Line, the smallest railway franchise in the UK, which is owned by Stagecoach.
I love a good piece of unbiased, non-partisan, well researched reporting from my news sources. Which is why I tend to avoid This Is Local London.
And so all good things must come to an end. And by that, I mean a real end. Yes, I've put Zone 1 back on my Travelcard.
So we all get in a stupid mess, and trains are withdrawn on safety grounds and I have hassles getting into work because the entire tube line is shut.