News from East Midlands Trains

01.10.2015

East Midlands Trains customers at Sheffield station to enjoy prizes and giveaways to celebrate National Customer Service Week

  • East Midlands Trains celebrating National Customer Service Week between 5 and 9 October
  • Includes prizes and giveaways on trains and in stations
  • Customers invited to nominate East Midlands Trains staff for Great Service Awards and be entered into a prize draw
  • Chance to find out more about the £13million package of benefits for customers

East Midlands Trains, Britain’s most punctual long distance train operator, will be celebrating National Customer Service Week next week at Sheffield station and right across the network, with special activities, information sessions and plenty of prize giveaways and special treats.

Customers will also have the opportunity to find out more about the £13million package of benefits which will provide a wide range of improvements right across the network.

In addition, customers are asked to nominate any member of East Midlands Trains staff who has delivered great customer service. In return, all those who enter will be included in a prize draw to win a pair of First Class tickets to London with an overnight hotel stay.

Neil Micklethwaite, Customer Experience and Commercial Director for East Midlands Trains, said: “Our customers are at the heart of everything we do; from the £13million investment in customer improvements announced earlier this month, to the 89% passenger satisfaction score we received in the latest independent survey by Transport Focus.

“National Customer Service Week is our chance to celebrate these successes, learn how we can continue to improve and say a massive thank you to our customers.

“There will be special prizes, giveaways and money can’t buy experiences at Sheffield as well as on our trains and at other stations right across our network. We are really looking forward to celebrating with our customers and anyone travelling with us should keep their eyes peeled for great news and fantastic opportunities to enjoy something a little different!”

There is a packed diary of activities planned for customers using Sheffield during Customer Service Week, including:

  • EMT Treats taking place throughout the week offering special prizes to customers including upgrades, refreshments and sweets
  • Supertram in the station, promoting sustainable transport options
  • Local Tourist Information Stand
  • Sheffield Children’s Hospital and the Theo Bear who will be travelling between Chesterfield and Sheffield to make a picture book for the hospital
  • Virgin Active Gym stand and information
  • Activities around Mental Health Awareness Day
  • Copthorne Hotel and Sheffield United Football Club promoting local businesses working together and providing free gifts
  • Meet the Manager sessions for customers to find out more about the £13million package of benefits and ask questions about East Midlands Trains services.
  • All capped with Fono Productions Choir in the station on Friday evening

In addition, staff based on train and in the East Midlands Control Centre will be getting involved:

On train teams will be offering:

  • Free East Midlands Trains travel wallets
  • Special ‘Golden Ticket’ raffles to provide special treats for customers

Staff at the Control Centre will be getting involved by:

  • A Twitter competition asking customers to describe their journey in five words
  • Special sneak peek of the East Midlands Trains Control Centre via ‘Periscope’

Ahead of the start of Customer Service Week, East Midlands Trains staff will be celebrating World Smile Day on Friday 2nd October. Staff right across the network will be handing out ‘Smiley Face’ masks to customers as well as leaving special notes at stations and on trains. It’s hoped the day will help to put a smile on customer’s faces before the start of the weekend.

National Customer Service Week was created by The Institute of Customer Service and is a week-long opportunity to raise awareness of customer service and the vital role it plays in successful business practice and the growth of the UK economy.

To keep right up to date with everything going on across East Midlands Trains, visit eastmidlandstrains.co.uk or follow @EMTrains on Twitter and look out for #GreatService