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Indian Railways

The British media has reported often recently on how wonderful Indian Railways are. How we built them, how despite the huge numbers of people using them nowadays they still run on time and are the best way to see the sub-continent. Well, I travelled on them for a while late last year, and this is what I think. Indian trains are better than Indian buses as a means of getting around, thats for sure. They could hardly be worse though, what with the terrible bumpy roads that wind over hill and through…

The Scotrail ‘Caledonian Express’ Sleeper Train from London to Glasgow

I was heading for the Isle of Kerrera, off the west coast of Scotland, which meant I had to get to Oban via Glasgow. Now, I didn’t want to fly or take the bus from England to Scotland so I tried out the overnight sleeper train instead. It departed London Euston at about 10.30pm and arrived next morning at Glasgow Central at around 7am. It was my first experience of overnight train travel in Britain, so I was unsure what to expect. My experience on overnight trains in Europe told…