Great Western Railway: Oxford to London Paddington by Train (Advance Single)

There are a few types of tickets sold on National Rail, with the usual ones that I've been using allowing flexibility in which train you take and the routing you may so choose. However, certain tickets if bought in advance actually go at a discounted rate with added restrictions such as being non-refundable and only … Continue reading Great Western Railway: Oxford to London Paddington by Train (Advance Single)

Chiltern Railways: London Marylebone to Oxford by Train

There are actually two options to travel between London - the first being on the Great Western Railway which I took into London, and another by Chiltern Railways on a different line altogether departing from London Marylebone. Having a London Terminals ticket allows me the flexibility to decide whichever station I would like to depart … Continue reading Chiltern Railways: London Marylebone to Oxford by Train

DLR + Jubilee Line: Royal Victoria to North Greenwich by DLR and Tube

The Emirates Air Line cable car stations are served by train stations as well, with Emirates Greenwich Peninsula near North Greenwich on the Jubilee Line and Emirates Royal Docks near Royal Victoria on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR). Since I've already covered the Emirates Air Line cable car, let's try taking the same route by … Continue reading DLR + Jubilee Line: Royal Victoria to North Greenwich by DLR and Tube

Waterloo & City Line: Bank to Waterloo by London Underground (Tube)

The Waterloo & City Line is probably the quaintest Underground line in London with a dedicated alignment (not a branch line) operating with just two stations between Waterloo and Bank, formally known as City. The line spans just 2.37 km, making it the shortest line in the entire London Underground network, and possibly among the … Continue reading Waterloo & City Line: Bank to Waterloo by London Underground (Tube)

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)