Rugby station is officially the coolest in all the land. The West Coast Main Line stop has put a giant smile on our faces this morning by advertising trains to Hogwarts.
You see, it’s September. Across the country kids are heading back to school and, at King’s Cross station, young witches and wizards – including James Sirius Potter – are making their way to Platform 9 3/4 ready to catch the Hogwarts Express for the start of a new term. JK Rowling even tweeted about it which means it must be real.
I'm in Edinburgh, so could somebody at King's Cross wish James S Potter good luck for me? He's starting at Hogwarts today. #BackToHogwarts
But did you know it’s not just King’s Cross station that runs trains to Hogwarts? A little-known fact – hitherto unmentioned by Rowling – is that those living long distances from London can catch a ride to the School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the Midlands. Rugby station, to be precise. Look, here’s the proof:
A National Rail representative confirmed that the departure board is situated at the Midlands stop. It is as yet unclear how many young witches and wizards were ferried to the school via the service. We’ll keep our ears (and owls) to the ground for further news.