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Tami Oct 4th, 2002 08:56 PM

UK Trains and Luggage
Hoping someone can help with a UK Train logistics question. It's been many years since I've been in the UK, but I seem to remember that I could always keep my carry-on sized suitcase with me and place it in an overhead on the train. Obviously there are newer and different trains now and I hear some only have a luggage storage area? Is this what I'll find going from say, London to Bath or London to York, or is it just for the Eurostar trip- can I keep my rolling case with me? Thanks!

PatrickW Oct 5th, 2002 01:09 AM

There are still overhead ledges. If they're too small for your case, there are usually shelves at the end of each carriage, so you should be able to keep your luggage under your own supervision.

Bob L Oct 5th, 2002 01:33 AM

We just got back from a trip which included London-Edinburgh train travel on GNER. We had tons on luggage and were able to find room for all of it. At the ends of each car there is an area big enough for a dozen or so suitcases. We took mid-day trains to avoid the commuter crush and had no trouble. There were lots of people on the platforms with 2-4 pieces of luggage. enjoy your trip.

Alec Oct 5th, 2002 02:58 AM

Also on most long-distance trains there are gaps between seat backs where you can slide in your luggage. Useful when you don't want to use the end-carriage compartment and want to keep your stuff within your sight.

Tami Oct 5th, 2002 02:02 PM

Thanks all - good information and I see I don't have anything to worry about.

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