News from East Midlands Trains


East Midlands Trains cuts the price of First Class travel from Leicester

East Midlands Trains will be cutting the price of First Class travel between Leicester and London from 2 January 2010.

As well as reductions to the lowest First Class Advance fares to and from London, a brand new First Super Off Peak ticket is being introduced for travel from Leicester and Loughborough. This flexible ticket, which allows passengers to travel on any train arriving into London at or after 11.29, and allows return travel from London between 10.30 and 15.15 and after 19.00 on weekdays, is up to 36% cheaper than the equivalent ticket available in 2009.

David Horne, Commercial Director for East Midlands Trains comments: “We’re conscious that many businesses and individuals are still suffering the effects of the recession. We’re therefore determined to do what we can to help people cut the cost of travelling and to provide better value for money.

“From January, passengers will benefit from falling prices across many of our Advance tickets to London in both Standard and First Class, and cheap tickets are now even easier to find with the addition of a new Best Fare Finder tool on our website.

“In addition, we’re introducing a brand new flexible First Class ticket for passengers travelling from Leicester and Loughborough. Ideal for those passengers who don’t need an early start in London, this new ticket provides a bargain way to travel in First Class style. There’s also savings to be made on off-peak tickets, with the price of a First Off Peak return from Leicester being slashed by £23 to £111.

“And to add to the savings you can make on your train travel, car parking at Leicester has been frozen, so there’s never been a better time to treat yourself to a First Class trip to London.”

The new First Super Off Peak ticket is priced at £92.80 for return travel between Leicester and London, and £95.80 from Loughborough to London.