Posts Tagged ‘ Scotrail ’

Bikes on trains

Nov 12th, 2019 | By

Scotrail has decided to convert some carriages on five trains to be able to carry up to twenty bicycles at a time.

Free toilets may cause anti-social behaviour

Aug 11th, 2019 | By

What is it about the users of toilets at Glasgow Central that is so different from those – a mile or so away – at Glasgow Queen Street?

The Lothian & Borders regional tourism awards

Dec 7th, 2016 | By
interior of the National Museum

National Museums Scotland which has had an eventful few years with refurbishments and exhibitions gathering worldwide interest picked up the Best Visitor Attraction award.

The autumn Club 55 promotions

Sep 2nd, 2016 | By
poster for Arriva Trains WalesClub 55

Both Arriva Trains Wales and First TransPennine have returned with their Club 55 promotion for this autumn.

Saturday snippets: 6th of August 2016

Aug 6th, 2016 | By

What have jousting, the Olympics, Yorkie and VAT in Tanzania in common? All caught Adrian’s eye this week.

New train services

May 16th, 2016 | By

For many of us, yesterday was the beginning of the new May rail timetable. Usually they contain little that is news.

Abellio and the Scottish railway network

Oct 14th, 2014 | By
Greater Anglia

The decision to award the franchise to run trains in Scotland to Abellio has been mentioned in the press but there are some other details available that will be of interest to readers.

Club 55 time again

Sep 3rd, 2014 | By
trains in the pennines

Just as night follows day, travellers can be assured that come the autumn, the Club 55 offers re-appear and this autumn is no exception.

Club 55 and the 10th anniversary

Jan 7th, 2014 | By

Arriva Trains Wales has announced that the Club 55 promotion has started. It has also announced that – to celebrate its 10th anniversary – it is offering a £5 single fare to anywhere on its network to its season ticket holders.

Now TransPennine’s Club 55 begins

Sep 2nd, 2013 | By

Hot on the heels of ScotRail’s Club 55 promotion comes that of First TransPennine Express. Beginning on the 15th of September and running until the16th of November, for £18 return you can travel over a wide part of northern England.

ScotRail and Club 55

Aug 31st, 2013 | By

Yes, the popular promotion for those aged over 55 returns as from tomorrow and runs up until November 30th. As yet there is no word from ArrivaTrains Wales or TransPennine Express about whether they will offer a similar promotion this winter.

ScotRail’s Club 55

May 20th, 2013 | By

Yesterday, ScotRail launched its new Club 55 promotion. Regular readers will know what this means but for new readers here is a summary of the offer.

Club 55 returns for the autumn

Sep 4th, 2012 | By

Both ScotRail and Arriva Trains Wales have announced the return of the popular Club 55 promotion. ScotRail’s began on the 3rd of September and will run until the end of November and Arriva’s began on the 2nd of September and continues until December 9th.

One of the great railway experiences

May 24th, 2012 | By

Travelling from Kyle of Lochalsh to Iverness by train is Britain’s most scenic rail journey, writes Adrian

Club 55 is back for the Scottish summer

May 18th, 2012 | By

ScotRail has brought back the popular fixed-fare ticket prices for the over 55’s.
I don’t remember the tickets being available at this time of the year before but as the promotion has been so successful in its other outings, ScotRail must have thought it was worth running now.

ScotRail brings back Club 55

Jan 15th, 2012 | By

From tomorrow ScotRail introduces its big spring promotion; Club 55. This follows hot on the heels of its reintroduction by Arriva Trains Wales, last week. The ScotRail promotion will run until 31st March, three days late than Arriva’s.

Club 55 Deals Return

Jan 17th, 2011 | By

Just over a week ago, Arriva Trains Wales reintroduced their Club 55 deal. From today (17th January) another railway company has re-introduced the Club 55 deals for 6 weeks. This time it is just ScotRail not the whole of the First Group. The offer is open up to and including 31st March. Arriva’s is open until 9th April

More Cheap fares for Over 55’s

Jul 8th, 2010 | By

A few months ago, CD-Traveller mentioned that Scot Rail would be introducing a slightly different version of its Club 55 deals (CD-Traveller 2nd May 2010). Now that we are in July, The offer has started so this is just to remind you what is on offer.
For both July and August you can travel anywhere in Scotland for just £22 for standard class and £27 for first class. This is the fare for a single ticket and you can just walk up to a ticket office on the day of travel and buy the ticket there and then. Because I look well over 55, I have yet to have to show evidence that I am indeed over 55 but it might be handy if you had something like a driving licence just in case.
Bear in mind though that there are lots of fares that will cost less than £22 so check first before you buy a ticket. But for those longer journeys, this can be a good deal.

Over 55’s Rail Travel

May 2nd, 2010 | By

It’s that time of the year again when ScotRail reintroduce special fares for the over 55’s. It began yesterday, May 1st,and operates until June 20th (be careful of the dates, a few people get it into their heads that it lasts for the whole of June.)
During that time you can travel anywhere in Scotland for £15 single or £19 single if you want to travel first class so it becomes ideal for days out and shortbreaks. . Obviously it isn’t worth buying the ticket if the fare is less than £15 but above that it is a good bargain. Last year I went from Glasgow to Aberdeen and back to Edinburgh for £30 which gave a saving over the time I wanted to go of about £25. But do check the fares. Even on that route, it is possible to buy an advance ticket for just over a tenner to Aberdeen.

Holidaying Using the Train

Jun 18th, 2009 | By

I’ve had a few days off so there has been has been less than usual posted.My break has been a bit unusual in that I have done it all by train. One thing it has taught me is that not many trains offer wifi free or otherwise. And having spent most of the time in remote parts of Scotland getting a signal has been a bit difficult as well. Why by train?Because a lot of us get to our destinations by train, be it the
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Rail Passenger Satisfaction

Jan 28th, 2009 | By

The results of the autumn 2008 survey by Passenger Focus are out this morning. To remind you, Passenger Focus is the body that monitors the rights of train passengers and each half year it interviews 25,000 passengers with paper based surveys at railway stations and on trains across the country.Overall satisfaction is up across the three nations (higher in Scotland & Wales than England) but “value for money” still lags behind and this was done before the quite large hike in passenger fares in January.
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