Region’s train provider offers discount rates for Olympic spectators

Olympic spectators going from Wellingborough (pictured) will have access to discount fares
Olympic spectators going from Wellingborough (pictured) will have access to discount fares

With less than 30 days until the country’s biggest sporting event for years starts, the region’s train provider is offering those heading down to London to watch the Olympic Games discounted rates.

With the start of the 2012 Games less than a month away, East Midlands Trains is reminding people to book their tickets to the capital, with many fares available at lower prices.

Spectators travelling from Corby, Wellingborough, or Kettering can travel down to London St Pancras for £14, or first class tickets are priced at £26.

Marc Turley, head of commercial at East Midlands Trains, said: “With less than 30 days to go until the Games, we know that many people will now be thinking ahead to their journey to London.

“There are still some great value tickets available for people to buy at www.nationalrailgamestravel.co.uk, and we’d urge any 2012 Games spectators to book their train tickets through this website as soon as possible.

“For many people, this really will be a once in a lifetime opportunity and we want to ensure that any spectators travelling to the Games take advantage of the special tickets we have made available.”

The discounted tickets can only be booked through www.nationalrailgamestravel.co.uk, with discounted fares exclusively to Olympic and Paralympic ticket holders and Games volunteers.

The prices will be even lower for railcard holders, who will be able to get at least a third off any 2012 Games train fare.

To cope with the increased demand, East Midlands Trains will be running five extra late night trains every day during the Games and will be providing almost 50,000 extra seats for passengers.