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Transport Secretary hails Two Together Railcard sales success


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Transport Secretary hails Two Together Railcard sales success
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date
24 July 2014
source Rail Delivery Group
type Press release



Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin was at Waterloo Station this week to welcome the 100,000th Two Together Railcard to be sold since the card’s launch in March.

The Railcard is intended to provide a further boost to passenger numbers on what is already Europe’s fastest growing railway.

The card has proven popular with passengers with Two Together Railcard holders having already travelled a combined distance of over a million miles and saved almost £7m off the cost of train travel. The first new Railcard to be marketed by the rail industry in three decades, the Two Together Railcard roll-out was supported by a major marketing campaign that included TV, radio, print and digital advertising.

Joining the Transport Secretary at Waterloo Station to mark the occasion was David Mapp, Commercial Director for the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC).

Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin said: “Passengers are already seeing the benefits of the £38 billion that is being invested in the railways over the next five years to bring faster, more reliable journeys to hundreds of destinations across Britain.

“I’m very pleased to see so many people taking advantage of the Two Together Railcard. This scheme is helping tens of thousands of people to make the most of our railway system.”

David Mapp said: “We’re delighted that the Two Together Railcard has already proven to be such a hit with a wide range of passengers and that it’s helping to fulfil our ambition of allowing us to capture an even greater share of the domestic leisure travel market.

“The Railcard is proof that Europe’s fastest growing railway wants to keep on expanding by selling increasing numbers of discounted tickets to attract passengers. That’s helping to generate increasing amounts of money going back to the Government, which it’s choosing to reinvest in improving and enhancing the rail network for passengers.”

ENDS

Notes to editors

Hi-resolution image available on request.

Two Together Railcard holders can get a third off Standard and First Class Anytime, Off-Peak and Advance fares on train services throughout Great Britain when travelling after 0930 Monday to Friday, and any time at weekends and on public holidays.

Full details of the Two Together Railcard will be available at www.twotogether-railcard.co.uk.


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