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AERA is a UK trade association for European rail travel which has an expanding membership of agents, railways, and rail professionals. We also provide information and advice to the public about booking Europan rail and on European rail holidays. We act on behalf of our members and the public to enact change on a wide range of issues, from accessibility, delays, and compensation through to the preservation of night services and ongoing investment into rail infrastructure. Click here to learn more


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Places to go in the UK: Chathill for Ellingham Hall

Most of my visits for this column are to towns and cities, but small rural stations sometimes yield useful places to visit. I was in need of a “writing day” and settled upon Ellingham Hall in north Northumberland for a day out, using the small station at Chathill only...

Places to go in the UK: Perth, Scotland

In the Brockley Whins area of South Tyneside are two adjoining housing estates.  To the west is the Scotch estate where all the roads are named after cities and towns in Scotland, which is Jarrow NE32.  To the east is the Australian estate in South Shields NE34, roads...

Places to Go: North Berwick

North Berwick is a small town in East Lothian, Scotland, not to be confused with Berwick upon Tweed which is in England. The latter is on the East Coast Main Line from London to Edinburgh.  North Berwick is on a spur off the main line, and the local trains serve five...


What is RailTeam?
It is a grouping of high-speed operators, such as Eurostar and Deutsche Bahn, whose trains connect with each other at key hubs such as Brussels and Cologne.
If you miss a connection because your train is delayed, you can hop on the next high-speed train. You should just ask the station staff (at, say, Brussels or Cologne) to put a “RailTeam” stamp on your ticket.


Are you going to @COP26? We will be pleased to hear from any potential delegates, lobbyists or media people and advise them of the possibilities of travelling to Scotland by train.

Nine travel industry bodies representing more than 7000 companies (travel & aviation) join forces to create Travel Industry Alliance (TIA) to strengthen collective government lobbying. TIA co-chaired by @latauk CEO Danny Callaghan and @AITOHQ deputy chair Derek Moore. #travelnews

Going Dutch?
Dozens of flights cancelled to Amsterdam Schiphol.
A 24-hour strike over pensions has caused a rail and bus shutdown in the Netherlands. Airlines have been told to ground flights to limit road congestion at AMS.
Eurostar trains cancelled too.

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