First Capital Connect

First Capital Connect

February 19, 2010 05:20 ET

First Capital Connect: Thameslink Customer Discount Offer and Refund Scheme

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 19, 2010) - Following the disruption to services on the Thameslink route affected season ticket holders are being offered discounted tickets and refunds. This is in addition to the delay-repay compensation scheme which can be used when a service has been delayed by 30 minutes or more.

Summary of offer:

Annual season ticket holders: Will be entitled to claim either a 5% discount off their next purchase (equivalent to over 2 weeks free travel) or train tickets for 10 days free travel.

Monthly season ticket holders: Will be entitled to claim either a 50% discount off their next monthly card following the start of the scheme (equivalent to 2 weeks free travel) or tickets for 10 days free travel.

Weekly ticket holders: 

 - with four weeks of tickets during the period: Will be entitled to claim tickets for 5 days free travel.

 - with eight or more tickets during the period will be entitled to claim ticket for 10 days free travel.

First Class ticket holders: Will additionally be entitled to claim for a refund of the difference between First Class and standard fare for the period 12 November 2009 to 23 January 2010 when First Class accommodation was declassified.

Please note: Discounts will be available when buying at First Capital Connect stations and online from the First Capital Connect website. Unfortunately where train tickets are purchased at non-First Capital Connect Thameslink outlets we will only be able to offer the free tickets.

We are currently setting up IT and ticket office systems and staffing an office to deal with claims under the scheme. Exact details of how to claim will be published in early February. Please retain old tickets or proof of purchase in order to validate claims.

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About First Capital Connect Trains

First Capital Connect operates trains between London, Brighton, Bedford, Peterborough, Cambridge and King's Lynn over the UK's busiest rail network.

Our parent company FirstGroup is the UK's largest rail operator, responsible for around 500 stations and carrying around 400,000 passengers every day on First train services.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    First Capital Connect
    Gareth Beazant
    External Communications Manager
    020 74272087