East Midland Trains

August 10, 2011 06:07 ET

Schools Out for Summer-East Midlands Trains Announces Bargain Tickets to London

- Almost quarter of a million bargain advance tickets still available for travel during August

- Online Best Fare Finder provides easy access to cheapest fares

- Additional discounts available for booking online at www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2011) - With a recent report carried by insurers LV* showing that parents will spend an average of £414 on entertaining their child over the summer holidays, East Midlands Trains has today announced a range of cheap rail fares to help people to enjoy an affordable day out in London.

Almost 250,000 discounted advance tickets are still available for travel during August. Examples of available fares include trains from Kettering to London priced at £16 for adults, and £8 for kids, and a return from Sheffield to London priced at £32 for adults, and £16 for kids. East Midlands Trains always offers a discount for advance leisure tickets booked through its website, and there are no booking fees or credit/debit card charges for tickets purchased through www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk making it cheaper than most other websites.

Examples of great value fares still available for travel during August booked through www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk, include:

  • Train tickets from Sheffield to London St Pancras: Advance return fares priced from £32 for adults, £16 for kids

  • Train tickets from Derby to London St Pancras: Advance return fares priced from £30 for adults, £15 for kids

  • Train tickets from Nottingham to London St Pancras: Advance return fares priced from £30 for adults, £15 for kids

  • Train tickets from Leicester/East Midlands Parkway to London St Pancras: Advance return fares priced from £28 for adults, £14 for kids

  • Train tickets from Market Harborough to London St Pancras: Advance return fares priced from £20 for adults, £10 for kids

  • Cheap train tickets from Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough: Advance return fares priced from £16 for adults, £8 for kids

Marc Turley, Head of Marketing for East Midlands Trains, said: "We know that the summer holidays can be an expensive time for parents and we want to provide an opportunity for an affordable and enjoyable family day out in London.

"We've got a wide variety of fares still available for travel during August with prices ranging from just £10 for a return ticket from Kettering to London and from £26 for a return train from Sheffield to London. Our award winning online Best Fare Finder at www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk provides easy access to the best fares and the cheapest dates and times to travel, and what's more, anybody with a Friends and Family Railcard can get a further third off the cost of their ticket".

For further details on East Midlands Trains or to look for a bargain ticket using the Best Fare Finder, visit www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk.

*Source: Cost of a Child Report 2011 by LV

All prices quoted include the online discount when booked through www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk

Notes to Editors

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East Midlands Trains

  • East Midlands Trains, part of the Stagecoach Group, runs fast, frequent trains from and to London St Pancras International and key UK destinations throughout the East Midlands, including Leicester, Derby, Sheffield, Nottingham, Manchester and Liverpool.
  • East Midlands Trains is currently investing over £40 million to improve stations across its network and every single passenger train within its fleet.
  • East Midlands Trains is committed to offering great value fares. Use the Best Fare Finder to search for cheap train tickets and book cheap train tickets to London and on more than 400 routes across the UK.
  • Looking for inspiration on top things to do on the East Midlands Trains' network? Visit Top Things To Do in UK for inspiration and ideas.

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