Today’s photo was taken almost a year ago somewhere in Britain — you can tell it’s not the U.S. because the train looks so sleek and because there’s a dog on board (Amtrak has not allowed dogs on board since 1976). When I first saw this picture, I thought the dog’s owner was surely breaking some rule, but it turns out that leashed dogs are allowed on National Rail trains (other small animals must be enclosed in a carrier).
Leashed dogs may accompany you in the passenger cars and, with advance permission, in sleeper compartments. They may not be taken into buffet or restaurant cars. For details, download National Rail’s Conditions of Carriage (PDF) and scroll down to page 17, then to pages 23-27.
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