Make 2020 your best year

9th December 2019

Celebrate the new year with an even better you.

Make 2020 the year of you as you shake up your habits, set exciting goals for your future and boost your happiness. From going somewhere new to eating great food, helping the planet, to disconnecting, we’ve got the keys to help you make 2020 your best year yet.

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Go somewhere new

Daydreaming about white sand beaches and glittering crystal waters? Hop on a train and explore the Cornish coastline, surrounded by turquoise water and stunning seaside views. Discover Boardmasters festival with 12 stages hosting international headliners, mind-bending visual performers and local acoustic artists. Learn how to surf or ride the waves alongside world-class pros, paddleboard into sheltered coves, go on an action-packed guided coasteering session as you swim into rocky coves, go kayaking and take in all things holistic including yoga, workshops and so much more.
Closest station: Newquay and a shuttle bus to the festival


Get away from the everyday and prioritise your wellbeing as you spend more time enjoying the great outdoors. Switch off your phone, your tablet and all your other screens to reconnect with nature and go outside. Whether you’re volunteering to plant trees or heading for a walk, breathe in the fresh air and admire the scenery. Take to new heights as you discover the Peak District, recharge and feel more energised.
Closest stations: Grindleford, Hathersage, Bamford, Hope and Edale and all around Britain

Try something new

Challenge yourself to a new activity as you create new and everlasting memories. From a sponsored run for a good cause to crossing something off your bucket list to mixing with a new crowd and taking on fresh challenges together, the possibilities are endless. So whether you participate in a Race for Life , go white water rafting or kickstart your future with skills to smash your future goals, feel the adrenaline as you push yourself to the end and know: you can do this.  
Closest stations: Waltham Cross and all around Britain

Eat great food

The newly-opened Seven Dials Market in London’s West End brings together a progressive line-up of 13 independent food and drink traders all under the same roof. Bursting with mouth-watering food, feast on award-winning vegan Mexican street food, everything truffle, soft and fluffy steamed buns, ramen bowls created by a Masterchef winner, New York-style deli sandwiches and fresh pasta dishes to name a few. You can even choose from over 25 different UK-sourced cheeses on the world’s first cheese conveyor belt.  
Closest station: London Charing Cross  

Try Veganuary

Opt for a plant-based diet in January and explore a new way of nutritional thinking. With a boost of vegan restaurants popping up, try The Allotment Vegan Eatery in Manchester for seasonal menus using local and sustainable growers wherever possible and by Chloe in London, serving your favourite comfort food with a plant-based twist.
Closest station: Manchester Oxford Road or various locations in London including Charing Cross

Contribute to the planet’s welfare

Train travel is the most environmentally friendly way to get around and we all know our planet needs all the TLC it can get in staying a healthy home for all of us. Carbon emissions are reduced by around 80% for train travel compared to road travel; a return from London Bridge to Brighton emits 3.3kg of carbon by train compared to 15.3kg by a petrol-fuelled car. Consider taking part in a volunteer beach clean-up as you help keep the planet clean. Many of these events happen during the warmer months so keep your eyes peeled here and here for 2020 dates.
Closest stations: Brighton and all around Britain

Go for a day out with a friend

From going out for delicious food and drink to the latest exhibitions and from landmarks to theme parks, get 2FOR1 entry to 100s of attractions across Britain when you go by train. Spend quality time with loved ones, catch up with friends and treat yourself to fantastic days out together.  
Closest stations: London Waterloo, Birmingham New Street, Edinburgh and all around Britain