Rail travel

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‘Renting the Taj Mahal’: the fight to save Darjeeling’s toy train
India’s tiny train has puffed up the Himalayas since 1881 but now the world heritage site is under threat

Amitava Banerjee in Darjeeling

03, Oct, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Privatisation may be on its knees, but ministers can make a mess of the railways too | Simon Jenkins
Whoever owns the rail companies, they work best when they are under one management with no meddling, says Guardian columnist Simon Jenkins

Simon Jenkins

02, Oct, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Eccentric poets, exotic flora and wild seas: a car-free break on the Llŷn peninsula
There’s much to delight in this part of north-west Wales, including dazzling scenery you’ll see from the slow train on the way

Phoebe Taplin

21, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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France’s high-speed TGV train enters service – archive, 1981
On 22 September 1981, the first Train à Grand Vitesse line from Paris to Lyon opened to the public. See how the Guardian reported events

compiled by Richard Nelsson

15, Sep, 2021 @11:35 AM

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20 great autumn breaks across France: a season of great tastes
Missed your trips across the Channel? We pick tours, food festivals, vineyards and new attractions, plus gorgeous places to sleep and eat nearby

Carolyn Boyd

04, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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A week on the old smugglers’ trail in Spain and Portugal
Staying in a house with a colourful history, our writer enjoys a sunny week of cycling, markets and festivals in two countries

Dixe Wills

22, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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My £185 thello refund has been derailed by Rail Europe
It accepts no liability for the money I paid for my cancelled tickets

Miles Brignall

16, Aug, 2021 @6:00 AM

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The Guardian view on restoring the golden age of rail: green glamour | Editorial
Editorial: The restoration of a Spanish ‘railway cathedral’ reminds us how seductive train travel can be


25, Jul, 2021 @5:25 PM

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‘Headphones make food taste better!’: 10 readers’ tips for a better holiday
From wearing an ‘airport shirt’ to travelling solo, our tipsters share their secrets for easier, stress-free breaks

Guardian readers

22, Jul, 2021 @10:30 AM

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Maritime art and cafe culture: a car-free trip to Ramsgate
The Kent seaside town is a fine hub for exploring Thanet’s pop-up attractions, history and natural beauty – and excellent transport links make it easy

Phoebe Taplin

15, Jul, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Because the night … why I love a sleeper train
Whether it’s Edinburgh, Vienna or Madrid, overnight rail travel is about romance and excitement. So look forward to new French night trains from 2024

Chris Moss

09, Jul, 2021 @5:25 AM

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Train travel recovery plans need to accelerate, MPs warn
Department for Transport accused of underestimating the work needed to revive train travel after Covid

Gwyn Topham transport correspondent

06, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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