The final film in the three-film series, The Bourne Ultimatum is a tense, action-packed thriller. Scenes for the film were shot at Waterloo Station between October, 2006 and April, 2007 and perfectly capture the chaos of the station as Jason walks through, hunting trained assassins who are targeting a newspaper journalist. We especially like that, despite the intensiity of the situation, background travellers continue through the station as they would any other busy day, reinforcing our classic phrase, 'Keep Calm and Carry On'.
Oakworth Station still exists just as it was in the Victorian age. Not only is it lit by gas lights both inside the station buildings and on the platform, it's also heated by coal fires! Though not on a main railway line, the station is a popular tourist destination for fans of the The Railway Children
, which was filmed there in 1970 and tells the story of three children who are seeking the truth behind their father's disappearance whilst poking around and making friends at a local railway station. As it's part of the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway
line, tourists are welcome to take a ride on the old steam train which travels up and down five miles of track and be transported to a very different time.
London Liverpool Street Station – Mission: Impossible
Keep your eyes peeled as the main character leaves the CIA safe house above the Bond Street entrance and enters the station to use a pay phone. If you visit the station now, you will find that the pay phone is no longer there as they've been replaced with cash machines.
Featuring the 4472 Flying Scotsman
and filmed on the Hertford Loop Line, this 1929 thriller tells the tale of a spurned villian out for revenge and a couple in love, who try to save the day. The film, which was the first talking picture in Britain, is known for its risky stunts and technical achievements more than for its riveting story, but as it's only 50 minutes long, we think it's a wonderful way to see such a classic journey and beautiful train on film!
Carnforth Station – Brief Encounter
This tale of friendship, love, and missed opportunities is an oldie but a goodie. Filmed at Carnforth Station
in 1945, the film had to be shot between the hours of 10:00 PM and 6:00 AM so as not to interfere with normal train operations. If you'd like to visit this historic station, it's quite easy– just take a train there
! Once at the station, keep an eye out for backdrops to your favourite scenes and be sure to spend some time in the Brief Encounter Refreshment Room which opened in 2003.
Nene Valley Railway – Octopussy & Goldeneye
Whilst not a station, per se, the Nene Valley Railway
is a popular location for train scenes filmed in the UK, despite the fact that the scene may not be set in the UK. The popularity of the destination stems from the fact that it's home to a collection of trains that is truly international. Because the track can accommodate trains that are taller and wider than trains used on mainland lines, the Nene Valley Railway has a collection of unique sleeper cars, steam engines, and industrial cars that are sourced from Denmark, Belgium, Sweden and beyond! Due to this diverse collection of rolling stock, the line and its trains have been featured in an array of films and television programmes including Poirot
, and Goldeneye
. Enjoy one of their fantastic journeys and who knows what iconic scenes you may recognise from the window as you roll through the beautiful Nene Valley!