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UK Rail Travel: Virgin Trains East Coast to focus on corporate travellers

28th May 2015

UK-rail-business travel-solutions and advice from-Flightline-Travel-Management CompanyIn the next few years, the UK rail services operator Virgin Trains East Coast will roll out a number of initiatives aimed at corporate travellers to increase its share in the business travel market.

The new initiatives include:

  • A 10% cost reduction off of Virgin Trains East Coast Standard Anytime flexible fares on its London to Leeds and Edinburgh rail services as of 18th May 2015
  • The introduction of a more flexible reservations system, allowing customers to make bookings and secure a seat closer to the time of departure
  • The addition of 65 new “Super Express” trains offering those travelling with the train operator shorter journey times from 2018.
  • An improved catering service to make train travel more attractive to travellers
  • Travellers, who are Virgin Atlantic Flying Club members, can earn miles on rail tickets purchased

Through the 10% cost reduction corporate travellers can already save money on Virgin Trains East Coast Standard Anytime train tickets. By highlighting the convenience of train stations located in the city centre in conjunction with the reduced rail fares, the train operator hopes to encourage those travelling for work to choose train travel over domestic airlines. With the launch of improved catering Virgin Trains East Coast hopes to attract those UK rail travellers making last minute bookings.
Virgin Trains East Coast expects to transport more than 20 million people in 2015 alone, with around 50% of them travelling for work purposes.

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