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East Midlands Trains introduces off peak offers on car park prices for the first time

From 2 January East Midlands Trains has announced two new car park offers to help passengers looking for a bargain beat the credit crunch.

The first offer will be the introduction of a new off peak daily charge and will be available at all chargeable car parks managed by East Midlands Trains. This new lower charge will apply from 10.00 Monday to Friday and all day on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays. Prices for off peak parking will start from just £2 per day at Beeston station and some other example prices are:

  • Chesterfield  £4 per day off peak (£8 at other times)
  • Derby  £6 per day off peak (£11 at all other times)
  • Leicester  £6 per day off peak (£11 at all other times)
  • Lincoln   £4 per day off peak (£7.50 at all other times)
  • Loughborough  £5 per day off peak (£8.50 at all other times)
  • Market Harborough £4 per day off peak (£7.50 at all other times)
  • Nottingham  £4.50 per day off peak (£9 at all other times)
  • Wellingborough £4 per day off peak (£7.50 at all other times)

In addition to this offer a new four day weekend parking fee will be introduced at Chesterfield, Derby, Kettering, Leicester, Loughborough, Market Harborough, Nottingham and Wellingborough stations.  This will be available anytime on Friday and will be valid until close of service on the following Monday.  Prices start at only £15.00 for four days (examples below).

  • Chesterfield  £15.00 (a potential saving of £17)
  • Derby   £22.00 (a potential saving of £22)
  • Kettering  £15 (a potential saving of £15)
  • Leicester  £22.00 (a potential saving of £22)
  • Loughborough  £15.00 (a potential saving of £19)
  • Nottingham  £15.00 (a potential saving of £21)
  • Market Harborough £15.00 (a potential saving of £15)
  • Wellingborough £15.00 (a potential saving of £15)

David Horne, Commercial Director for East Midlands Trains said: "Providing better value for money to our customers is clearly a priority for us at the present time. We know that at off peak times and weekends many people are using the train for leisure purposes, perhaps a trip to the shops or going to London for the weekend. We already provide great value Advance rail tickets to London and other destinations from just £12 each way and by providing great value off peak and weekend parking too we hope to see even more people travel by train."