The Anonymous Widower

Gift-Wrapping Service On Board LNER Trains This Christmas

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Rail Advent.

This article may seem a bit like an April Fool.

But the publicity might just get more people to travel by train.

December 15, 2021 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | ,


  1. I noticed that the service is only provided on trains TO Scotland. Presumably too little demand in the other direction….

    Comment by R. Mark Clayton | December 15, 2021 | Reply

  2. I must admit on my many journeys to Scotland, I’ve set next to many Scots going home for a party.

    Could it be that the shopping is better round King’s Cross, than it is around Waverley?

    Comment by AnonW | December 15, 2021 | Reply

  3. My daughter went up to London yesterday, on the tube I think, she said that the train was deserted and so was the city centre.

    Comment by Liz Parkinson | December 15, 2021 | Reply

    • I think Londoners are keeping their heads down! I do wonder whether my parents generation learned this habit because of the V1 and V2 in the war. They certainly respond differently to the rest of the country.The city was very quiet after the 7/7 bombings. Hackney was busy on Monday.

      Comment by AnonW | December 15, 2021 | Reply

      • We havent ventured into Manchester to see how crowded it is – I used to go shopping there fairly often, or to exhibitions and events. But haven’t been up since before the pandemic, same with Trafford Centre. I did however go to Waitrose, just for some of the frozen Gluten Free Egg Custard tarts they sell – I have to drive past to get to the nicer post office. So I popped in and got some of the tarts for the freezer a gluten free Christmas Cake and a poinsettia, and it was very busy. As was the post office. I had lunch yesterday with a friend who is being as careful as I am at a very trusted cafe – cafe was pretty empty. But I doubt I will go out again now until the new year, with the way the infection rate is soaring up here.

        Comment by nosnikrapzil | December 16, 2021

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