Travelling by train with a dog is my favourite form of transport both here in the UK and on the continent. I like the way that you can see the world go by on the journey as well as being able to stretch your legs and stand in the doorway. Outside of peak times, there is usually plenty of spare seats from my experience but all bets are off at popular times where I have many times sat in the doorways.
UK Scenic Train Lines
My favourite UK stretches of track are;
- Stroud to Kemble in Gloucestershire which follows a valley uphill along the river Frome.
- From Exeter To Dawlish Warren taking in views of the River Exe estuary.
- From Dawlish to Newton Abbot along the Devon coast and through a tunnel.
- Leaving London, not too keen on the city and like to leave.
- Mersey Rail Great Sutton to Chester for happy reasons.
- Crossing the Runcorn bridge on the way to Liverpool.
There are many attractions throughout the country regarding trains, particularly steam trains. I have visited a few. There are also many disused lines and rail artefacts, recent visits for me were the Penallt viaduct, Monmouth Viaduct and The Dean Forest Railway.
Most railway stations in Romania have old disused steam engines outside, celebrating the historic locomotives of a bygone era.
Well behaved dogs are welcome on British trains and regularly do this, they have a few rules but common sense really.
On my European Inter-Rail adventures, the puppy was welcome with the exception that dogs are unable to travel on The Eurostar through the Channel Tunnel.