Players race to complete a train journey by "travelling" the exact distances shown on their route card.
An example route would be King's Cross to Edinburgh, calling at Peterborough, Grantham, York, and Newcastle. The distances between the stations are shown on the route card. Players must play combinations of distance cards to match the required distance, followed by the appropriate station card, all the way from one end of their route to the other.
- Ian Allan's Trains Card Game