Exclusive Discounted National Rail Travel
Exclusive Discounted National Rail Travel for the 2012 Games Ticket Holders
Games spectators already have a London travelcard for getting about on tube and bus services within the travelcard area however there is also an exclusive National Rail discounted ticket available to take them from home station to London.
However this isn’t available at stations and must be booked online at www.nationalrailgamestravel.co.uk.
A recent survey has shown that nine out of ten Games spectators who were expected to book their train tickets in advance are yet to do so, despite the fact that special rail fares have been on sale since June 2011. Of the million people nationally we were expecting to book ahead, just 85,000 have so far arranged their rail travel.
The tickets are available exclusively to Olympic and Paralympic Games event ticket holders and allow them flexibility should the Games event they are attending over-run or be rescheduled unexpectedly. Good value Games Day tickets are offered for shorter distance journeys including those on c2c.
Booking in advance means you will not have to pay the appropriate fare on the day – which could be a peak journey fare and also helps spectators to avoid the possibility of lengthy queues on the day and help to ensure that people get to their event on time.
With London 2012 advertised as the ‘public transport Games’ the lack of people planning their travel in advance is a concern. Public advertising campaigns are already encouraging people to plan their travel during the Games period and spectators making their travel arrangements as early as possible is an important element of making sure that the Games run smoothly.
The exclusive 2012 Games Train Tickets are available to buy from a dedicated website www.nationalrailgamestravel.co.uk and call centre.