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Jan 20, 2014
emilyharrup

Campaign for Better Transport initiative

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Campaign for Better Transport are looking for train users who would like to help them campaign against rising rail fares. You don’t have to go out protesting in the street- it’s just a matter of having a couple of photos taken near Chelmsford Train Station and answering some questions about how rising fares affect you.

The event will take place on Saturday 25th January around 10:30am. If this sounds like something you would like to get involved with, please get in contact with Jess Fitch: jess.fitch@bettertransport.org.uk

Nov 16, 2011
emilyharrup

Three month offer – 25% discount on Plusbus

If you use the train and then a bus for onward travel once you reach Colchester, then take advantage of a three month deal offering 25% off a Plus Bus ticket.

Plusbus offers an add on bus ticket to your rail ticket allowing unlimited travel on any Network Colchester, First or Hedingham bus within the Colchester Urban area (equates to Colchester Inner Zone and includes University, CHUFT and Colchester Zoo).

The discounted Plusbus monthly ticket is avilable from Colchester station ticket office for £48 between6 November 2011 and 31 January 2012. .  The discount, offers a saving of over 70p per day compared to a typical day return bus ticket.

The Plusbus discount, plus all the other station improvements are part of the  Station Travel Plan project, a partnership including CBC, ECC, NEEA and the bus operators,  working together to encourage more sustainable travel to the station.

Improvements for train users also using the bus, include changes to bus timetables and facilities for passengers waiting for buses at the station. Buses are now better coordinated with trains, and new stops and bus timetable information is now installed on the station forecourt.

Find out more about getting the bus to or from the station Getting the bus to the station leaflet

Watch out for our own public transport discounts promotion for TPC members! It is imminent…..!

Nov 9, 2011
Andrew Budd

Inntel – cutting your travel and hotel costs

The Travel Plan Club asks “Is your company still using travel warrants? Do your staff just turn up at the station and get a roll-up price ticket on the company plastic?”

Andrew Budd says of his own experience when booking train trips for hiking in Scotland “You could be paying well over the odds for your journey, with some standard journey tickets up to five times the discount price”.

“Do your employees sometimes stay in hotels? Again, there are some excellent deals out there – are you taking advantage of the best prices, or are the hotels taking advantage of the busy-ness of your business?”

“And how much of your staff time is being taken up searching on the internet for best deals for travel and accommodation, and dealing with travel related paperwork?”

We are all asking questions like these at our businesses, as we seek to make cost savings. Essex County Council had staff in various departments carrying out these tasks, and took a look around at alternative ways of purchasing travel tickets and booking hotels. They chose local company INNTEL who are based near Kelvedon.

Inntel’s Marion Carter and Simon New came to the recent Travel Plan Club Event, and set out what they can offer. Follow the link above to their website, and give if you would like to know more give Marion a call on 07711 939026 or email her at  marion.carter@inntel.co.uk.

What’s coming up?

5 - 19 May Colchester Walking Challenge

10 - 25 June Colchester Cycle Challenge

(10 - 17 June National Bike Week)

14 June CTPC members meeting

15 June National Clean Air Day

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