if you've ever looked at the logistics of train travel to abroad, you'd fly too. If HH did want to make our city greener, she'd be campaigning for us to have electric trains that would use crossrail to get to the eurotrain station.
.... or maybe she'd just settle for a local bus that goes to a real interchange at Temple Meads (not a 'docking station' 500m away from the London platforms).I take the point about flying, though. In September I went to Belfast. Cheapest surface route (including overnight) was train to London, sleeper to Glasgow, train to Troon, bustitution to Cairnryan, ferry to Larne, train to Belfast. Great journey, but I suspect the carbon footprint wasn't much smaller!
Pete, did you check the option of going by train to Fishguard, ferry to Dublin and then train to Belfast? Surely a lot less miles and maybe a lot less money than going via London and Glasgow.
I tried every option Chris - Fishguard, Holyhead, Liverpool, Heysham and Larne - within the constraints on when I wanted to arrive in Belfast, railcards, the lot. The Caledonian Sleeper won because it was cheap and saved B&B!
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