Posts Tagged ‘ East Coast ’

Saturday snippets: 10th January 2015

Jan 10th, 2015 | By

Two competitons, one to take in Scotland and the other at Val-Thorens are covered by Adrian this week as are mentions of some of the sales around at the moment.

Club 55 and the 10th anniversary

Jan 7th, 2014 | By

Arriva Trains Wales has announced that the Club 55 promotion has started. It has also announced that – to celebrate its 10th anniversary – it is offering a £5 single fare to anywhere on its network to its season ticket holders.

Train Services Cut

Aug 12th, 2010 | By

On the one hand we have ATOC (Association of Train operating Companies) telling us that rail travel is more popular than ever and then we have the Department of Transport said to be considering stopping all London services into Scotland at Glasgow and Edinburgh. All direct Inverness and Aberdeen services will cease and all passengers for those and other destination will have to change and probably wait a connection.
Why would they be encouraging that if train travel is on the increase?

Loyalty & the Train Traveller

Apr 27th, 2010 | By

In the travel press there are always stories about loyalty. There are loyalty cards for airlines, hotels, car hire companies which the average person probably doesn’t bother with. The loyalty cards that mean most to us are those that come from Tesco, Sainsbury and Boots because those are places that we use a lot. There isn’t anything from tour operators, surprisingly, because we may only use them once or twice a year. No, the National Trust membership or something like that has more appeal.
But what about trains?
We use them for getting to work, days out, weekends away and even for getting to summer holiday destinations. Eurostar operates a loyalty scheme but what of mainline domestic railway companies? Apart from youth passes, over 55 tickets at slack times of the year and senior passes that just reward age, is there anything else?
Meet “Escape” from East Coast railways, described as the exclusive rewards programme for their customers that travel the most.