AERA General meeting – May 2019

AERA General Meeting – May 2019 The AERA General Meeting on May 28th in London had a full agenda. We considered issues including  passenger rights when a connection is missed; standards on EuroCity trains; good and not so good practice with passes and zonal...

Travel with a Rail Pass: How customer-friendly are they?

Travel with a Rail Pass: How customer-friendly are they? The Association of European Rail Agents brings together travel agents, tour organisers and other specialists with particular expertise and experience in international rail travel. You can find out about each of...

AERA General Meeting – July 2019

At the AERA General Meeting on July 25th we were pleased to welcome  Magali Kennedy of SNCF whose presentation updated us on the rail situation in France and with whom we were able to discuss a range of related issues. At our next General Meeting, in London on ...

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...