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Heading Northwards: Pt 2 - Oxenholme, Cumbria

After an interesting stop at Lancaster Castle, we boarded the next train heading Northwards, and around 20 minutes later we arrived at Oxenholme Lake District, the mainline station in the village of Oxenholme, just outside… 1,259 more words


Heading Northwards: Pt 1 - Lancaster Castle

Today we arrived at Preston train station to embark upon our usual trip between Preston and Carlisle. We had a few hours to kill before we actually needed to get to Carlisle so we made a few stops on the line on the way up to make it a more interesting day, beginning with Lancaster Castle… 1,334 more words


The bogus capacity arguments for High Speed 2

The government recently pumped c. £10 billion of taxpayers’ money into the West Coast Main Line (WCML), delivering major improvements in journey times. It is therefore unsurprising that passenger numbers increased significantly in the period immediately following the upgrade. 477 more words