Paralympic National Rail travel bulletin: Monday 3 September03/09/2012
As Great Britain’s Paralympians seek to add to their already impressive medal haul, train companies will today be providing 4,402,736 seats by running extra and longer trains.
The Transport Co-Ordination Centre, set up specifically for the 2012 Games, keeps transport operators informed of each other’s plans and how people are using the public transport system to help operators provide passengers with the most up-to-date travel information.
Passengers should visit the Get Ahead of the Games website, plan their journeys and allow plenty of extra time to get to their final destination. Train companies operate a Passenger Assist service for disabled passengers who may need help, such as help getting on or off a train. It is important to book in advance to make sure they can travel on their chosen train. For more information on passenger assistance, go to the new Rail Travel Made Easy website.
To get the latest real-time rail travel information, passengers should use the National Rail Enquiries (NRE) service, paid for and run by train companies, which they can access on the move. Passengers can:
• Download the free NRE apps for iPhone and Android smartphones, giving instant access to real time running information, journey planning and information on any disruption.
• Visit the nationalrail.co.uk website to access live train departures boards and journey planners and to search for local operators’ trains.
• Follow NRE on Twitter or their train company here.
• ‘Like’ NRE’s dedicated Facebook page
• Call NRE’s automated TrainTracker service on 0871 200 49 50
One search made every two seconds using rail app
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