• Source Harry and Hermione safely return to the hospital wing, where Snape arrives to blame them for Black’s escape but cannot prove it. Lupin resigns, returning the invisibility cloak and Marauder’s Map to Harry. Term ends, HRH return home on the Hogwarts Express, Harry gets owl post from Black, and Ron gets… Read More
• Source Harry tries to decide what to do, the Knight Bus arrives, and he asks to be taken to London. En route Harry learns about Sirius Black. He is met by Cornelius Fudge at Diagon Alley and installed in a room at the Leaky Cauldron.  … Read More
• Source The students leave the Leaky Cauldron for Hogwarts, board the train, discuss Hogsmeade and a sleeping Professor Remus Lupin prevents a fight with Malfoy. The train is boarded by Dementors, Harry passes out, McGonagall wants a word with Harry and Hermione and Hagrid is the new Care of Magical Creatures… Read More
• Glossary An early form of bicycle with a very large front wheel and a small rear wheel (NSOED). Read More
• Character Percy Weasley, an ambitious and rather pompous young man, is unquestionably the black sheep of the Weasley family. Read More
• Character The platform guard at King’s Cross station was a Muggle who was unaware of Hogwarts and unable to give Harry any useful information when he tried to find out how to get to the Hogwarts Express. After the Dursleys leave Harry near the clearly marked Platforms 9 and 10, he… Read More
• Railway places • Wizarding places In northwestern London lies Kings Cross Station, a Muggle railway station that is one of the busiest in the city. It’s a perfectly ordinary station, with big plastic numbers over each track and guards who have never heard of Hogwarts School (PS6). However, every September 1,… Read More
• Source Three essays: The Hogwarts Express Platform Nine and Three-Quarters Toads… Read More
• Transportation A Portkey is an enchanted object which will transport a person to a pre-specified location. The object is usually a supposedly worthless piece of junk so as not to attract Muggle attention (GF6). There are two types of Portkey: the first is activated when touched, and the second only… Read More
• Ministry of Magic A division of the Department of Magical Transportation with responsibility for Portkey registration and use… Read More
• Character The Portkey Tout is described as “a slightly sinister figure … all black tattered robes.” The Portkey he has (a rusty bucket) is apparently time controlled as he counts down the time as Newt Scamander attempts to haggle the price. Originally, Newt had been quoted 30 Galleons to… Read More
• Source In the spring of 2008, Rowling wrote an 800-word short short story to be auctioned off for charity. The story has come to be known as the Harry Potter Prequel, since the story tells of an adventure shared by James and Sirius as they tangle with three… Read More
• Source Uncle Vernon takes Harry to King’s Cross station and leaves him there. Harry meets the Weasleys who help him get to Platform Nine and Three Quarters and settled on the train. Here he gets to know Ron and meets Hermione as the train rumbles to Hogwarts. Upon reaching the school they are met by… Read More
• Food and drinks The Hogwarts Express Trolley Witch threw a Pumpkin Pasty that exploded like a hand grenade as Albus Potter and Scorpius Malfoy  jumped from the roof of the train (CC1.11)… Read More