Talking point: The final train to liberalisation


Is privatisation the path to enhancing Europe’s rail network for passengers and freight? We asked Jean-Jacob Bicep (Greens/EFA) and Georges Bach (EPP). Comme…
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For a lot more info & to purchase tickets on-line see http://www.seat61.com/CaledonianSleepers.htm A video guide to travel by overnight Caledonian Sleeper train f…


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Inkyminkyzizwoz November 29, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Not necessarily. If you book a Standard Class berth they put you in a cabin
with both berths set up – you may end up sharing with someone, or you may
end up having it to yourself (though they never put people of opposite
genders together unless they’re travelling together).

Inkyminkyzizwoz November 29, 2013 at 5:21 pm

According to thetrainline, it leaves Euston at 23:50 and gets into
Edinburgh at 07:22

Inkyminkyzizwoz November 29, 2013 at 5:32 pm

I’ve seen various documentary series on TV going behind the scenes on the
railways, but one thing they don’t seem to have done so far is what it’s
like to work on one of these! I imagine it’s probably more civilised than a
lot of daytime services, since the passengers are asleep for most of the
journey!

Inkyminkyzizwoz November 29, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Well, in general it does cost more to transport people lying down than
sitting up because they take up more space

formidable38 November 29, 2013 at 6:12 pm

You sleep like a baby on these, hardly know its moving! Its noisier at home
from a personal view point LOL.

TheEsotericDesi November 29, 2013 at 6:32 pm

Beautiful Train…

MediaWatchDawg November 29, 2013 at 7:10 pm

I’ve taken this to Glasgow. We need better trains like this in the US.

WCML Traction November 29, 2013 at 7:11 pm

Heya mark just wondering what time you got to Edinburgh from London :) as i
am thinking of going :)

John Richardson November 29, 2013 at 8:08 pm

To be honest, as an Englishman, my biggest concern in visiting america is
that I will come across people who believe silly stereotypes like you, Is
this the case? Because that’s the impression we English get of yanks,
unfortunately.

Mark Smith November 29, 2013 at 8:34 pm

For sleeper passengers, not for those in the reclining seat.

howardkevinm November 29, 2013 at 8:42 pm

i dont understand why they would need a sleeper train, u can easily take
the TGV from London to Scotland in 4hrs instead of all night on this train.

ben meredith November 29, 2013 at 8:43 pm

So who did you go with? (Obviously that was why you were in a twin berth
cabin sleeper).(Please reply.)

Deepak B Modgekar November 29, 2013 at 9:40 pm

Good video. Just liked it.

haroldbhoy67 November 29, 2013 at 10:12 pm

Pardon???? I got married in Cancun, Mexico and (apart from two lovely Nam
Vets from Queens who came to my wedding) the americans were the biggest
bunch of arseholes I have ever met. They were loud, obnoxious, incredibly
rude to the mexican staff, stuffed there fat arses with food at every
opportunity(donuts with breakfast) and got pissed at the pool every day
despite the fact that the Brits and Canadians drank TWICE as much them. Get
your own house in order first please.

Mark Smith November 29, 2013 at 10:28 pm

Costs a fortune? Well, £39 per person (what I paid to go on the train in
the video) is achievable if you save up your pocket money! ;0)…

JACKRAIL37001 November 29, 2013 at 10:51 pm

is the lounge car for all passengers??

pete donkey November 29, 2013 at 11:31 pm

Fave soz not face

global001 November 30, 2013 at 12:06 am

LOL, yeah I just live in London but of course you’d know better than me.
Keep up the ignorant, aggorgant American image. I’ve been to New York &
seen plenty of people acting the same. Actually best people like you stay
in America. Don’t pollute the world anymore than you have.

MrAJProductionsTV November 30, 2013 at 12:14 am

how much would it be for 1 adult and 2 children

Andy Farmer November 30, 2013 at 1:00 am

Yes its a big problem but I doubt many lager louts would be able to afford
the overnight trains anyway. I resent your remark about the impression
Americans have about Brits. Short sighted maybe.

deniwilco November 30, 2013 at 1:13 am

Big fan of your site Mark, my first stop whenever I’m planning a trip
outside the U.S. Couple of quick questions about the Caledonian Sleeper:
I’m planning a trip on it from Fort William to London in mid-May, how
crowded do you think it might be on a Tuesday departure that time of year?
(Just curious about being able to get a spot in the lounge). Also, how late
does the lounge stay open? If I woke up at 1:00 would I be able to get a
beer? Are there vegetarian options on the menu?

pete donkey November 30, 2013 at 1:19 am

Thank u mark I love the sleeper if you could tell me what you’re face thing
about the sleeper to scotland is I would be great full I love the sleeper i
go on it every year it is soo myth fun so thanks for posting the vidio it
made me make a vidio if u want to whatch it just search my channel and it
will be there thanks again

Danial Tijuana November 30, 2013 at 2:13 am

wonderful little video, cleanly shot and edited, very lyrical and
informative. Thank you.

Ian Rawson November 30, 2013 at 2:24 am

Expensive ? it would cost more in Diesel alone to do this trip///Check it
out

Aaron Mitchell November 30, 2013 at 2:26 am

Who the hell do you think you are?

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