Rail passengers from Milton Keynes planning an off-peak day trip to the Capital can now leave London later, get home quicker and travel for less.
Changes to London Midland’s £14.50 off-peak ticket means that passengers can now return from the capital using the 1646 train which arrives in Milton Keynes Central at 1718.
Previously the last afternoon off-peak train left Euston at 1624, arriving in Milton Keynes at 1729. From Monday, 19 May, returning Milton Keynes passengers can catch the 1646 and pay just £14.50 off-peak instead of the £38 standard return fare.
London Midland’s Head of West Coast Services, Barrie Cottam said “This is good news for Milton Keynes rail users. Not only can they have more time to spend in London, they can get home ten minutes earlier and travel on a lower priced ticket.
“In December we doubled the size of the 1646 train, providing 235 extra seats – a move that will continue into the summer”.
Off-peak tickets can be used on any train from Milton Keynes Central arriving into London after 1000 hours. Return journeys cannot be made on trains leaving Euston between 1649 and 1900 hours.
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Since 2007, London Midland has been providing train services to and from London in the south, to Birmingham in the Midlands and Liverpool in the north-west. Over 60 million passenger journeys a year are made using on the network and London Midland manage 148 stations and operate
over 1,300 services a day.
London Midland is owned by Govia, the partnership between the Go-Ahead Group and Keolis. Govia
is the UK’s busiest rail operator, responsible for nearly 30 per cent of UK passenger rail journeys through its three rail companies, Southern (which includes Gatwick Express services), Southeastern and London Midland. Further information on Govia is available at www.govia.info
London Midland has won a range of awards, including Best Local Transport Integration, four Rail Business Awards for marketing, public relations and customer information, five Golden Spanner Awards for Engineering, three IOIC awards for internal communication and three Railstaff Awards for Outstanding Customer Service, Lifesaving and Charity Work.
In 2013 London Midland was awarded the Investors in People (IiP) Silver Award and been awarded the 5 Star award by the European Foundation for Quality Management (EFQM) in 2012.