The UK is now healing from the COVID-19 and people want to be out on vacations. This time of the year when the COVID-19 has almost ended, the demand or domestic holidays are sky-high. Time is of the essence and the best way to reach UK greenest land is now on a new train.
The new train service will run through the stations of Skipton, North Yorkshire, and Appleby in Cumbria. The journey will be of 90 minutes from each station, this will allow may people to take a walk in the fresh green lands of the UK.
The Journey Begins
The train will begin its journey from 12 July to 20 September, it will be a six days’ service with return tickets costing £29.
The trains used on these tracks will be the reconditioned InterCity 125s. Consequently, each train will run 3 times a day the scheduling is in lieu of other local and national rail services. Consequently, the train can also be booked to carry a bicycle but this must be pre-booked.
Adrian Quine, founder of Rail Charter Services said, “We’re keen to attract families and tourists who would like to see this part of the country and who may otherwise not come.” The train is designed for visitors who don’t want to drive, the service is deliberately affordable.
Quine added, “It is really thanks to a newfound can-do attitude and a lot of persuasions and friendly nagging that we have got to this stage so quickly. The industry has been wonderfully supportive, which is very refreshing.”
COVID-19 Safe Precautions
Most importantly, the safety of the travelers onboard is of prime concern. Social distancing will be mandatory for travelers. At the moment only the window seat is up for bookings. This gives the train capacity of 128 seats per train.
In addition, families willing to travel together can book the family carriage and enjoy a good trip this summer. However, this summer will obviously be the test case. If all goes well, the authorities will include more destinations and routes in the coming year.
Moreover, life in the post-pandemic era will be full of new surprises. These trains will be one of the best ways to travel in a controlled environment. Be it exploring the 900-year-old castle and canalside honey-colored buildings the market town of Skipton. Or the world heritage site of Saltaire (for Salts Mill), a former textile mill, now an art gallery.