Mole Valley & Arun Valley lines

Two lines which share a common destination in Horsham in West Sussex, and have links to London’s termini at Victoria and Waterloo. The Sutton & Mole Valley line serves south-west London and parts of Surrey, while the Arun Valley (or Mid Sussex) line branches from the Brighton mainline to join the West Coastway line at…

Ferrovie d’Italia: Milano & Modena

This was my first time visiting Italy alone, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to see some parts of it by rail. Though my stay was brief, I travelled from Milano Malpensa airport to the city — and again on a return trip from Milano to my destination, Modena. Milano to Modena Milano Centrale

Railway-spotting Aboard “California Zephyr”

Trackside sights of- and from Amtrak’s “California Zephyr” route, which I took in late February 2017 whilst participating in Train Jam. This route connects Union Station in Chicago with Emeryville in California, travelling via Iowa, Nebraska, Ohio, Colorado and Nevada. Passengers can then swap to a coach in order to reach San Francisco. When we…

Chicago ‘L’

Though I only spent some 14 hours in Chicago ahead of Train Jam 2017, that granted me enough time to add a Ventra card to my collection. I also had cause to visit a few stations on the blue, pink and green lines.

Träffa Gröna Linjen

Meeting the Green Line. It had been some time since my partner and I undertook an adventure like ‘Underground Overground‘, but our new city beckoned with its own tunnelbana, and so we took a trip out west and south to explore one of Stockholm’s green lines, T19. Vällingby – ⑲ Hässelby Strand – ⑲ Hagsätra…

Nytt Liv: Woking till Stockholm

When my partner and I moved from the UK to Sweden, we seized an opportunity to make our first cross-continent rail journey together — from Surrey in the UK through Belgium, northwestern Germany, Denmark and the southern parts of Sweden. We took 10 trains in 3 days, with a day’s stopover in Hamburg and a…

Aldwych Tube Station

We joined a Hidden London tour of the disused Aldwych Tube Station — site of wartime shelter, many a film and music video, and even a few test patterns for decorations of other stations on the network.

Underground Overground IV

A visit to north-western London, touring the entire Bakerloo line and its main line ‘partners’, including Marylebone and the main line from Euston.

Basingstoke-Wimbledon Station Tour

Sometimes our adventures take quite unexpected turns. So it was that one night, a short stint to Alton in Hampshire turned into a car-based journey through every station along England’s south-west main line between Basingstoke and Wimbledon (and a few more besides) . The endeavour was only halted by the late-night closure of Wimbledon station.

Underground Overground

The first of a series of self-guided tours my partner I took around London in 2013, nipping in and out of the city’s various public transit offerings. On this occasion we travelled from Waterloo East to London Bridge, backtracked to Victoria, visited the newly-opened King’s Cross Square and then proceeded to tour the Square Mile…