Greater Anglia top of the charts for Flexi Season Ticket sales
General / Tue 7th Dec 2021 am31 09:46am
MORE customers in East Anglia are buying Flexi Season Tickets than in any other part of the country, latest figures reveal.
The Flexi Season Ticket was launched across the country in the summer, targeted at commuters who are returning to the office two or three days a week.
Sales of Flexi Season Tickets are highest among Greater Anglia passengers than any other train company in the country.
The tickets, available on Smart Card only, give eight discounted return tickets which have to be used within 28 days – ideal for commuters spending part of the week working from home and the rest of the week in the office.
Discounts range between from 10 to 20 per cent, compared with the price of an Anytime return ticket.
Greater Anglia has seen numbers of Flexi Season Tickets sold steadily rise, since their launch in June this year, as more people are returning to working in the office.
Flexi Season Ticket sales for Greater Anglia customers in October 2021 were higher than any other train companies according to Rail Delivery Group figures, with 35,000 tickets sold to Greater Anglia customers.
The most popular Greater Anglia route passengers are buying them for is Chelmsford to London – which was the biggest-selling Flexi Season Ticket route in the country in October, followed by Billericay to London, Bishops Stortford to London, London to Wickford, London to Rayleigh and London to Witham.
In September, Greater Anglia launched a car park flexible season ticket, which complements the Flexi Season Ticket, with eight parking sessions to be used within 28 days, offering a discount of up to 12.5 per cent on parking costs compared to daily peak time rates.
Martin Moran, Greater Anglia commercial, customer service and train presentation director said: “The Flexi Season Ticket is helping our customers to return to the office in the most cost-effective way.
“It’s easy to buy either online or using our app, so you can buy it from your own home without having to queue at the station.
“We’re pleased to welcome growing numbers of customers back and as well as a new type of season ticket they can also enjoy journeys on our brand new longer trains, with more seats, plug and USB points, fast free wifi and better accessibility.
“Other features on our new trains include dedicated bike spaces, air conditioning and improved passenger information screens.
“Rail travel is the most sustainable form of travel after walking and cycling and we’re pleased to make it more affordable too, whether you’re a frequent rail traveller, get the train occasionally, or are looking for a great value day out with friends and family.”
For further information about flexi season tickets visit www.greateranglia.co.uk where there is also a season ticket calculator so people can work out which is the cheapest ticket for them as well as information about other great value fares.