News from East Midlands Trains

27.10.2010

East Midlands Trains offers £2 travel on the Robin Hood Line

East Midlands Trains, working in partnership with Nottinghamshire County Council, is offering people the chance to travel on its popular Robin Hood Line services for just £2 return throughout the day on Sunday 24 and Sunday 31 October.

Offering over a 50% saving on the normal train fare, this special promotion is designed to encourage people to leave the car at home and enjoy a hassle-free day out in Nottingham.

The Robin Hood Line, which provides train services from Worksop, Mansfield and stations to Nottingham, has benefited from many improvements. In December 2008, East Midlands Trains launched Sunday services on the Robin Hood Line for the first time in over 40 years. That timetable change also brought a later weekday evening train returning from Nottingham.

Commenting on the offer, Marc Turley, Head of Marketing for East Midlands Trains, said: “We’re extremely pleased to be working with Nottinghamshire County Council to launch this fantastic promotion.

“With tickets priced at just £2 return for adults and £1 for kids, it’s the perfect opportunity to have a day out in Nottingham without the hassle of having to drive. And, with no parking or traffic worries, people will have more time and money to enjoy all that Nottingham has to offer.”

Councillor Richard Jackson, Nottinghamshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Transport, said “We are very pleased that East Midlands Trains is taking this excellent initiative in offering cheap Sunday fares. Hundreds of people already use this service every Sunday, but we hope that many more will now give it a try, especially as it will be so much cheaper than the petrol and parking costs of driving into Nottingham”.

Passengers can buy their tickets from Nottingham, Mansfield or Worksop stations in advance or on the day. For passengers travelling from stations without a ticket office, the Senior Conductor will sell tickets on board the train.