Inspired Lines

Celebrate National Poetry Day 2016 with us and Alex James. 

Clickety-clack, clickety-clack go the wheels on the track... it’s no surprise trains have inspired so much poetry. The rhythm of the rails as the world flies by, and you with a great view of the best moving picture show unfolding at your window. What’s not to inspire?

For National Poetry Day on the 6 October 2016, we enlisted the help of Alex James: writer, cheese maker and, of course, bassist in Blur. As a regular traveler with us, Alex inked his own inspired lines poem while gazing at the view of the Cotswolds from our train window.

We then challenged you to pen your own poetry inspired by the views from our train window. We’ve had a fantastic response from all across our network and Alex has chosen his favourite 5 poems that have inspired him.

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