Thursday, 29 January 2015

Two more good reasons to travel to Falmouth by train

There are three options for travelling to Falmouth from London for an MEI Conference- air, road and rail - of which the latter has always been my preferred option, particularly during the summer when the roads are very busy (see also posting of 17th February 2009).
The Great Western Cornish Riviera Express from London's Paddington Station to Penzance is one of the world's great train journeys. If you are arriving in UK at Heathrow Airport, the journey to Paddington on the Heathrow Express is only 15 minutes, and from Gatwick take the Gatwick Express to Victoria Station, from where it is a short taxi or tube journey to Paddington. An alternative is to take the train from Gatwick to Reading, where you can connect with the Paddington-Truro train, but be aware that seat availability may be limited at this stage of the journey, so we advise that you book and reserve your seat in advance.
 
Always a great experience, there are now two more good reasons to go by train. All carriages now have complimentary high-speed WiFi, and the Pullman Restaurant car has now been re-instated, where you can enjoy a superb freshly cooked meal between London and Plymouth, while dining in first class comfort.
So our advice is to take the train, relax and enjoy the wonderful English countryside, have a great meal, and keep up to date with your emails. Alight at Truro, then take the train on the adjoining platform for the 20 minute journey to Falmouth, where you will be met by one of the MEI team, and transported to your hotel.

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