Quicker by Rail
It's Quicker by Rail - East Coast by LNER
By making travel affordable to a wide range of social classes, railways became the first means of transport that made mass tourism possible.
The popularity of railways grew with the introduction of special fares for holiday travelers. The practice of including the rail ticket in travel packages also added greatly to this. Significantly, the time of travel between the main transportation hubs and largest population centers to the resorts was one of the most vital pieces of information on posters promoting various destinations.
The relatively short time of four and a half hours between Paris and spots on the French northern coast, such as St. Valery en Caux, could be an important factor to be weighed against other factors such as climate when making comparisons with more distant resorts on the Mediterranean coast.
The advertising campaign of the British LNER company was entirely built around the slogan "Quicker by Rail," which promoted cooler, but closer beaches.
How to cite this page
Slawomir Lotysz, 'Quicker by Rail', Inventing Europe, http://www.inventingeurope.eu/story/quicker-by-rail
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