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York visit for Star train passengers

PUBLISHED: 11:02 19 April 2003 | UPDATED: 13:45 03 March 2010

PASSENGERS on our special train from Felixstowe and Ipswich in July will have the chance to spend more than seven hours in the ancient capital of northern England.

PASSENGERS on our special train from Felixstowe and Ipswich in July will have the chance to spend more than seven hours in the ancient capital of northern England.

Before heading up to the north east, The Evening Star Northumbrian will stop at York – giving passengers the chance to spend the best part of the day in this fantastic city.

York really does have something for everyone – the world-famous Minster, the Jorvik viking centre, the Castle Museum which includes the original keep – Clifford's Tower, unique shopping in the Shambles, and it's home to the National Railway Museum.

Or you can take a stroll around the wonderful city walls, which give you a stunning view of York.

The city can trace its origins back to Roman times, and its history really is that of England itself.

York was the hub of the railway system in northern England, and the station is in the heart of the city – a short walk over the River Ouse and you are right in the centre.

The train itself will continue its journey to Durham – from where passengers can go to the Beamish open-air museum – and Newcastle on Tyne.

The Evening Star Northumbrian is being run in association with East Anglian-based Nenta Traintours.

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 approximately 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.

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-mailing: enquiries@nentatraintours.co.uk


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