Cheaper weekday train travel on sale

Monday, 26 February 2018

Weekday train travel is getting cheaper – thanks to a special offer just launched by Greater Anglia aimed at blowing away post-Christmas blues.

Off-peak day returns around the Greater Anglia network are going on sale, starting from just £10, with tickets on sale for a month for travel Monday to Friday until Friday 13 April.

Tickets are on sale just between Tuesday 16 January and Friday 16 February, for travel up to Friday 13 April.

The Greater Anglia network has been split into three zones, with tickets on sale for £10, £15 or £20. The offer is only available either online using the Greater Anglia website or the Greater Anglia app.

Passengers will be able to travel from Colchester to London, return for £15, or from Southend to London for £10 or Norwich to London for £20. The tickets are for day return off-peak travel on weekdays only.

Up to two children can also travel with any adult for just £2 each.

Andy Camp, Greater Anglia Commercial Director, said: “January is often a difficult time of year with dark mornings and cold weather and the excitement of Christmas is over. Now people can book some trips to give themselves something to look forward to in the coming months.

“The offer’s available for Londoners wanting to visit East Anglia or people in East Anglia wanting a trip to the capital.

“At Greater Anglia, we do what we can to offer great value fares so more people can enjoy travelling by train.”

Over the next few months there are some great events and places to visit in both London and East Anglia:

  • Grayson Perry: The Life of Julie Cope, an exhibition of woodcuts, tapestries and ceramics by the Turner-prize winning Essex Artist is running at the Firstsite gallery in Colchester, until 18 February – visit it during the week to take advantage of cheap train travel. Nearest train station: Colchester Town
  • London Lumiere Festival – catch the first two days of this spectacular light festival on Thursday 18 and Friday 19 January to get there cheaply with Wake up Your Weekdays.
  • From Life – kicking off the Royal Academy’s 250th year anniversary, this exhibition looks at how life drawing has influenced art with works from the 18th Century to modern day, including Lucian Freud and Antony Gormley
  • Mid-week football fixtures – see your favourite team in action and travel to watch them by train
  • Take a tour of the Norfolk Broads, nearest station: Hoveton and Wroxham
  • Take a peek at some of the oldest books in the country, including the Anglo Saxon Chronicle, on the Parker Library tour which includes tour of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. Tours are available on Mondays and Thursdays only. Nearest station: Cambridge
  • Dancing your thing? Visit Dance East at Ipswich for dancing classes and performances. Nearest station: Ipswich

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