5 things you need to know when travelling on British Railways


UKTodayNews.com: The railway network in Britain is known for its convenience that it provides to the commuters. But at the same time you have to be well aware of the working of the network or else there are chances that you might get lost and not know what to look for where. Here are a few basic things that you need to know before you hop on a train on the British railways.

1. Plan and information – Be well informed about your connectivity in London and across the British network. Plan your journey with the help of a route map or online journey planner. Make sure that you do it in advance so that you don’t end up wasting time trying to decide where you want to travel.

2. Ticket purchasing – There are many ways to buy tickets, many people prefer buying them in advance as it becomes cheaper and also travelling off peak – after 9:30 am and before 5 pm – is something you might want to do. The tickets can also be purchased online after which the tickets will be either sent by post or can be collected from ticket machines at many mainline stations.

3. Mainline trains– The mainline trains offer two classes – first class and the standard class. There are toilets in most of the trains and some of the trains even offer services like buffet car or bicycle racks.

4. Local trains – Remember that the local trains do not offer many services but there are toilets on most of them.

5. Station facilities – The facilities at the station vary from station to station. The mainline stations usually offer full facilities like shops, bars, taxi ranks and toilets, but the suburban stations offer a few services.