A much-loved and unique North East train journey has been showcased in Michael Portillo’s Great Coastal Railway Journeys ahead of its 30th anniversary this year.
The Passage to India, also affectionately known as The Curry Train, connects Newcastle Central Station to Corbridge – with the latter station being home to the Valley Restaurant.
The restaurant owner Daraz Aziz who is also Voice for Global Bangladeshi’s (V4GB) Director of Culture and Arts featured alongside Former Chancellor of the Exchequer and MP, The Right Honorable Micheal Portillo.
Corbridge is one of the spots furthest inland on the Northumberland stretch of Great Coastal Railways, with Michael stopping on his way up to Bardon Mill to explore Hadrian’s Wall. His journey starts at Tynemouth, where he visits the Tynemouth Volunteer Life Brigade and the Seal Hospital.
Daraz Aziz one of the UK’s oldest Bangladeshi restauranter and his iconic establishment is housed in the countries oldest station house.