Win charter train tickets to Railfest 2012

Our competition has now ended and the winner has been announced.

Win Tickets to Railfest 2012

Our competition has now ended and the winner has been announced.


Big congratulations to our winner Toby Rackliff.

UK Railtours

UK Railtours has kindly offered a pair of standard class tickets on their HST charter from St. Pancras to York on June 2nd which calls at Luton Airport Parkway and Kettering.

This is another UK Railtours service operated by an East Midlands Trains High Speed Trainset which is capable of 125mph. The train is selling fast and first class accommodation has already been fully booked and only a few standard class seats remain available.

This train leaves St. Pancras at around 0740am and arrives at York around four hours later offering over five hours to visit the City or the NRM’s Railfest itself before departing back for London calling as outward.

UK Railtours promote around 40 special charter trains a year and use a variety of steam and diesel locomotives in addition to HSTs and takes thousands of repeat passengers to diverse locations around the UK.

By using trains capable of travelling at 125mph, UKR is able to offer comfortable visits to far flung places such as a day trip over the Settle and Carlisle line from London on August 18. This train returns from Carlisle over the scenic Tyne Valley route running parallel with Hadrian’s Wall in some places.

It also gives rare opportunities to travel over lines not usually open to passenger trains under their ‘Forgotten Tracks’ banner. For example, one of these trains is going to the Northumberland coast at Boulby in September.

To receive details of all UKR’s special trains emailed every Friday, send them an email to:

How to enter

To enter, all you have to do is answer the following question:

UK Railtours is renowned for imaginatively naming some of their trains. What is the destination of the ‘Maid Marion’ and ‘Grinkle Bell’ trains later this year?

Submit your answer to our Facebook page.

Terms and Conditions


Answers by:

All answers must be submitted by Monday 7th May 2012.

Terms & Conditions

  • Entries must be received via
  • There is a pair of tickets to giveaway.
  • This prize draw will include all entries submitted until 5.30pm on 07.05.2012.
  • Prizes will be distributed in advance of travel on 02.06.12
  • Only one entry per person will be counted.
  • Employees of and related companies are excluded from this promotion.
  • reserves the right to verify the eligibility of entrants.
  • The prize is a pair of tickets to travel on the UK Railtours HST charter from St pancras to Yourk on 02.06.12 subject to availability.
  • Travel to and from the train station is not included and is the responsibility of the winner.
  • The winner with the correct answer will be drawn at random and contacted by phone, email or in writing by 11.05.12.
  • The prize must be accepted within 2 days of the date of notification. In the event of non acceptance within the specified period the prize awarded will be re-allocated to the next randomly drawn valid entry.
  • Prizes are not transferable. No cash or credit alternative prizes are offered. reserves the right to provide substitute prizes of similar value should the specified prizes become unavailable for reasons beyond its control.
  • The judge's decision is final. Any correspondence will only be entered into at the discretion of the promoter.
  • By entering this promotion, you agree to take part in any publicity related to the competition and agree to the personal data you supply being used by to administer the promotion and for market research purposes.
  • No responsibility can be accepted for entries lost via Internet malfunction.
  • This promotion is governed by English law.
  • The giveaway is open to people over the age of 18 in the UK only.
  • This competition is promoted by UK Railtours, PO Box 350, Welwyn, AL6 0WG
  • No purchase necessary.
  • Please ensure you read all of the booking and travel terms on the UK Railtours website before you apply, these must be adhered to in order to travel. These can be found here:

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