Great Western Railway: Hayes & Harlington to Ealing Broadway by Train

The Great Western Railway operates frequent commuter services west of London to London and Didcot Parkway, with services stopping at some TfL Rail stations between London Paddington and Hayes & Harlington, making this section served by rather frequent trains throughout the day. Just as I got off the TfL Rail Class 345 Aventra, a GWR … Continue reading Great Western Railway: Hayes & Harlington to Ealing Broadway by Train

TfL Rail: London Paddington to Hayes & Harlington by Class 345 Aventra (Future Crossrail/Elizabeth Line Stock)

The Class 345 Aventra is the latest rolling stock for the future Crossrail Elizabeth Line. Despite the ongoing delays to the actual railway line running under London crossing from east to west, the Class 345 Aventra trains have already arrived, and are now in service on the TfL Rail services on the Liverpool Street - … Continue reading TfL Rail: London Paddington to Hayes & Harlington by Class 345 Aventra (Future Crossrail/Elizabeth Line Stock)

Great Western Railway: Oxford to London Paddington by Train

The Great Western Railway operates frequent trains between Oxford and London Paddington, with most of them taking less than an hour to get between the two cities. On top of that, they use the Class 800 Intercity Express Train (IET) for most services, a train which I've always wanted to try ever since they announced … Continue reading Great Western Railway: Oxford to London Paddington by Train

CrossCountry: Birmingham International to Oxford by Train

After the rush to Birmingham International from the Ryanair plane from Dublin via the AirRail Link and finally at Birmingham International Railway Station just barely in time, I've never felt so happy and relieved to see that my train was delayed, giving me a few extra minutes to breathe on the platform before getting on … Continue reading CrossCountry: Birmingham International to Oxford by Train

Birmingham Airport AirRail Link: Birmingham Airport to Birmingham International Railway Station by Train

With just 20 minutes from touch down from my Ryanair flight from Dublin to my train's departure from Birmingham International back to Oxford, it was a rather tense rush for me to get to Birmingham International Railway Station via the Birmingham Airport AirRail Link as quickly as I could or risk spending the night in Birmingham. … Continue reading Birmingham Airport AirRail Link: Birmingham Airport to Birmingham International Railway Station by Train

Flight Review – Ryanair FR666: Dublin Terminal 1 to Birmingham by Boeing 737-800

With the short one-night stay in Dublin completed, it's time to head back to the UK via Birmingham for my actual holiday destination, on Ryanair FR666 from Dublin Terminal 1. I quite like the departure screens showing the direction to the check-in row, makes it so much faster to figure out where to go. Ryanair's … Continue reading Flight Review – Ryanair FR666: Dublin Terminal 1 to Birmingham by Boeing 737-800

Airlink Express 747/757: Busáras Central Bus Station to Dublin Airport by Airport Bus

With the short trip to Dublin nearing completion, it's time to head back to the airport to go back to the UK for my main holiday. The Airlink Express 747 serves the City Centre well, but it does quite a bit of a zig-zag on the return trip to the airport. To speed my journey … Continue reading Airlink Express 747/757: Busáras Central Bus Station to Dublin Airport by Airport Bus

Luas Red Line: Connolly Railway Station to Heuston Railway Station by Tram

Connolly Railway Station and Heuston Railway Station are the two main railway termini in Dublin. However, they are not connected on a through railway line on the Irish Rail network. However, the Luas Red Line offers a convenient direct link between the two stations, running through the city centre. Heading down to the Connolly Luas … Continue reading Luas Red Line: Connolly Railway Station to Heuston Railway Station by Tram