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SMART-ENABLED STATUS PASSES - additional stations on c2c now working smartly!

Gold and Silver Status Passes are now working on c2c's estate.  Details of the specific stations can be found here.

Abellio Greater Anglia was the first TOC to accept Smart-enabled Gold and Silver Status Passes on its estate.  At the following (out-boundary) stations, you can tap in and tap out:

·         Cambridge

·         Harlow Town

·         Bishops Stortford

·         Billericay

·         Southend Victoria

·         Norwich

·         Colchester

·         Chelmsford

More stations are due to come on stream – we’ll update this section when we can.

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ENHANCED “PRIV” RATE EXTENSION, RAIL STAFF TRAVEL CONCESSIONS

In September 2014, the fare on which a “Priv” fare is calculated was expanded to include day and period walk-up off-peak fares (including super off-peak fares), for an initial trial period of one year. it was extended in September 2015.

The arrangement has now been extended for a further year, up to September 2017.  The terms and conditions, and restrictions, applying to these tickets continue as at present.

This 12-month extension is being jointly supported by all of the Train Operating Companies, who want to provide access to increased UK discounted rail travel benefits for their employees as well as those safeguarded employees in other rail companies. The success of the arrangement will be evaluated again during 2017.

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NEW CONCESSION FOR RAIL STAFF

The Bluebell Railway operates services between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park throughout the year, daily between April and October and at weekends between November and March. Its name is derived from the prolific displays of bluebells to be seen all along the line in the spring.

Rail Staff Travel are pleased to announce that agreement has been reached with Bluebell Railway PLC to offer with effect from 1 April 2016, all staff travel facilities holders, including active and retired safeguarded staff (holders of a Staff Travel Card) and active non-safeguarded TOC staff (holders of a TOC Privilege Card) and their entitled family members, a 50% discount on all its standard class, single and return, adult and child fares throughout the year. For example, the current adult return standard class fare between East Grinstead and Sheffield Park, which allows the visitor unlimited journeys along the line throughout the day of purchase, costs £17 and would be offered to staff travel holders for £8.50.

The only limitation on use is that the discounted fares would not be valid for travel on the Bluebell Railway’s special fine-dining Pullman trains, its special afternoon-tea lounge car services or in its first class carriages when provided. Also, in line with other heritage operators, Bluebell Railway reserves the right to withhold the discounted offer on certain occasional special gala event days.

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How to contact us

0800 652 1700

Email: rstl@atoc.org

Postal address: Rail Staff Travel, PO Box 72071, London EC1P 1JD