Within England, the train is still the best way to reach this region. East Coast runs the train service from London to the Northeast. The average travel times from London are three hours to Durham and Newcastle. From Newcastle you can catch local trains to Alnwick, Corbridge, Hexham, and Carlisle; these journeys take about 30 minutes. National Rail Enquiries has information.
East Coast (034/5722–5225. www.eastcoast.co.uk.)
National Rail Enquiries (0845/748–4950. www.nationalrail.co.uk.)
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