Catalogue Number: EE8-T33D
- Author: Mark Smith
- Format: Paperback
- Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
- Published: 15 April 2010
- ISBN: 9780593065303
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Mark Smith is the Man in Seat Sixty-One. Although this might make him sound like a fictional spy, he is in fact the man behind the massively popular www.seat61.com website, which offers invaluable advice on worldwide train travel. This book is the essential guide for anyone who wishes to travel to Europe and beyond by train. Packed with insider knowledge and top tips, it offers advice on everything from the quickest routes and the cheapest fares to the best weekends away; travelling with children and changing trains; timetables and maps; essential items to travel with; and, everything in between. More and more people are choosing to avoid air travel and seek alternatives, and this is the only book they need to plan those journeys.
Mark Smith lives in Buckinghamshire with his wife and their son. He is a career railwayman. He was the Station Manager for Charing Cross, London Bridge and Cannon Street stations in London in the early to mid 90s, and later the Customer Relations Manager for two UK train companies. He has also worked as a European rail agent issuing tickets and advising other travel agents on train travel across Europe.