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Tickets selling fast for special train

PUBLISHED: 17:00 11 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:43 03 March 2010

EVENING Star readers are already starting to book their tickets for our special train to northern England in July.

The train will set out from Felixstowe heading for York, Durham – and an excursion to the Beamish open-air museum – and Newcastle-on-Tyne.

EVENING Star readers are already starting to book their tickets for our special train to northern England in July.

The train will set out from Felixstowe heading for York, Durham – and an excursion to the Beamish open-air museum – and Newcastle-on-Tyne.

Those heading to Newcastle will have almost five hours in the Geordie city, with longer for those leaving the train at Durham or York.

The Evening Star Northumbrian is being organised in association with East Anglian rail specialists Nenta Traintours featuring an InterCity train hired from Anglia Railways.

It will be pulled by an ultra-modern class 67 diesel train, which can reach speeds of up to 125 MPH between Peterborough and Newcastle on the East Coast Main Line.

Exact timings will be published about two weeks before the trip on July 19, but provisional plans suggest the train will leave Felixstowe at about 7am and return at about 10.45pm.

It will also pick up passengers at Trimley, Derby Road, Westerfield, Ipswich, Stowmarket and Bury St Edmunds.

Among the most popular tickets on the train are the Premier Class seats – which include all meals served at your seat: a full English breakfast, a light lunch (or packed lunch for those getting off at York) and a full evening dinner.

These cost £104.50 for adults and £89.50 for children – and are usually the first to sell-out on any railtour.

The train also has two seat-only options: standard class at £43.75 adults and £21.75 for children and first-class at £58.75 adults and £36.75 for children.

"We've already had several calls and the first seats have been booked – it should be a good trip," said Ray Davies of Nenta Traintours.

Tickets can be booked by phone on 01692-406152 between 9am and 9.30pm seven days a week.

They can also be booked by post from: Nenta Traintours, Railtour House, 10 Buxton Road, North Walsham, NR28 0ED or by e-mail enquiries@nentatraintours.co.uk


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