TRAVEL students will sample life as a GNER worker during a work experience rail trip.

East Durham and Houghall Community College students Samantha Flatt, 17, and Tina Wilson, 16, will take on a range of roles during return journeys from Durham to Kings Cross.

Samantha, from Peterlee, will be on the train today, while fellow travel and tourism student Tina, from Trimdon, will make the journey tomorrow.

GNER training co-ordinator Ken Statton will supervise both girls on the trips.

College principal Ian Prescott said: "I am sure the girls will thoroughly enjoy their days and pick up some valuable pointers from the staff they will encounter on their journeys.

"Lets just hope they don't get travel sick.