Subject: Re: England by rail
Hi there,

Trains in England can be quite unreliable. However they are more comfortable than a trip via coach - especially on long journeys. The only tip I would give - is don't book the last train service of the day - unless you have to.

The train services operated by virgin are quite pleasant &they do have some good offers. It may be worth checking out their prices (especially the best value fares from the Quick Link option).

http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/

The virgin site also sells tickets for other train operators.

Other tips for overseas travellers to consider are the following train passes which cost about 12+ pounds.

* If travelling with children buy a yearly family pass - we did this when my partners 14 year old was visiting us (from S.Africa) &her fare was something like 2 pounds from mid UK up to Scotland. Children pay a set price if travelling with an adult &adults get a discounted fare provided a child is travelling with them.

* There are passes that give approx 50% discount to pensioners are also available.

Enjoy your trip

PJ