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East Midlands Trains announces lucky recipient of "Win back your Season Ticket" competition

  • Win Back Your Season Ticket winner announced   
  • Laura Watts from Long Eaton wins annual season ticket, worth nearly £1,800
  • Win Back Your Season Ticket competition was open to all passengers buying or renewing East Midlands Trains season tickets in December and January

Renewing her season ticket proved a very wise decision for Laura Watts this week when she was named as the winner of East Midlands Trains’ ‘Win Back Your Season Ticket’ competition.

The competition was open to all passengers either buying or renewing a season ticket at stations in December and January and received thousands of entries.

The lucky winner, 28 year old Laura Watts from Long Eaton, travels to Leicester Monday to Friday to work as a Radiotherapy Physicist.

Laura was presented with her prize at Leicester train station this week and said: “I was absolutely delighted when I was told I’d won back the cost of my season ticket, it was a lovely surprise!

“I travel with East Midlands Trains almost every day and have found the service to be convenient and reliable and winning the season ticket competition makes it even better!”

David Oldershaw, Leicester Area Station Manager for East Midlands Trains, added: “It was a pleasure to meet Laura and give her a refund on her season ticket.

“Win Back Your Season Ticket is part of our ongoing efforts to make travelling with East Midlands Trains rewarding as well as convenient. In addition to her free season ticket, Laura can also access free Wifi at Long Eaton and Leicester stations as well as enjoying a number of other station improvements alongside a reliable and punctual service.”

Although this competition has now ended, all East Midlands Trains annual season ticket holders can register to receive EMT Perks and enjoy exclusive offers, discounted tickets for friends and family and free entry to competitions throughout the year. For more information, visit