Robert Hampton

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21st August 2006

Ticket to ride
Posted by at 8.05pm | 3 responses | Trains

I’m firming up plans to take a week off at the end of September, which involves buying a North West 7-day Rail Rover and going exploring.

On the “to-do” list so far: the Cumbrian Coast, a return visit to the Settle & Carlisle line, some jaunts up and down the West Coast Main Line and a ride on the Stalybridge and Ellesmere Port “parly” services.

No doubt Network Rail, the RMT and leaves on the line will conspire to mess up my plans, but at £39.60 for a week’s worth of (almost) unlimited travel, I can’t complain. Much as I’d like to.

3 Responses
  1. Comment by Rob Baldwin
    21st August 2006 at 8:24 pm

    I went on the Settle-Carlisle line not so long ago, on a walking holiday, it’s very pretty. Spookily, on my holiday I ended up at Malham cove, a place that I’d visted before whilst at school. And yes, I still sniggered to myself as I entered local natural attraction Janet’s foss.

  2. Comment by Robert
    22nd August 2006 at 6:15 pm

    Way ahead of you on the silly place names front, I’m afraid. 🙂

  3. Comment by Rob Baldwin
    23rd August 2006 at 12:04 am

    hmm twathats has to be my fave. The way it rolls off the tongue!