Rail op­er­a­tor launches new cheaper First Class tick­ets

The Peterborough Evening Telegraph - - Uk & World Update -

RAIL pas­sen­gers trav­el­ling from Peter­bor­ough can get first class treat­ment for a lit­tle less thanks to a new fare be­ing in­tro­duced by op­er­a­tors East Coast.

The rail com­pany has launched a new, cheaper first class fare called First Ad­vance for cus­tomers trav­el­ling be­tween July 1 and Au­gust 26 who buy their tick­ets on­line.

But cus­tomers hop­ing to take ad­van­tage of the new fares need to be quick as the 100,000 First Ad­vance tick­ets are only avail­able to book un­til to­mor­row.

East Coast com­mer­cial di­rec­tor Peter Wil­liams said: “The new First Ad­vance fare gives passen- gers, who usu­ally travel in stan­dard accomodation, the op­por­tu­nity to sam­ple all the ben­e­fits of pre­mium travel at a new lower price.

“We hope that cus­tomers who try our first class travel af­ter buy­ing tick­ets through this great value for money fare will be en­cour­aged to travel first class in the fu­ture.”

First class pas­sen­gers on East Coast trains are en­ti­tled to chef-pre­pared meals from the train’s res­tau­rant, com­pli­men­tary drinks and snacks as well as more seat and leg room.

The First Ad­vance tick­ets from Peter­bor­ough are up to 13 per cent cheaper than the pre­vi­ous cheap­est first class tick­ets.

A First Ad­vance sin­gle to King’s Cross in London costs £19.50 com­pared to nor­mal first class fare of £23.50.

On some ser­vices, the fares work out at only £3 more ex­pen­sive than stan­dard class sin­gle tick­ets.

East Coast op­er­ates 136 week­day ser­vices along the East Coast main­line, which runs be­tween London and Scot­land and through Peter­bor­ough.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the lower price fares that are avail­able and to book tick­ets for the ser­vice, visit the op­er­a­tor East Coast web­site at www.east­coast.co.uk.

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