Brilliant news for Peterborough as Rail Passengers on Britain’s premier rail line can now buy Advance train tickets as little as two hours before departure — dramatically reducing the cost of travel between London, Peterborough, Yorkshire and Scotland says Simon Calder.
Virgin Trains East Coast has abandoned its former restriction of one minute to midnight the day before travel. Instead, the new deadline is two hours before departure.
For the time being, the option is open only for trains departing after 10am, and on journeys between London and one of 11 key stations. In England, the locations are Peterborough, Grantham, Lincoln, Doncaster and Leeds; Newcastle, Wakefield and Hull are not covered. The Scottish stations are Edinburgh, Kirkcaldy, Dundee, Perth, Aberdeen and Inverness.
If the news that Channel 4 television is seeking to re-locate its HQ and studios outside of London, it now makes strong economic sense to consider Peterborough as a prime City location, just as London based car firm Addison Lee have done by moving their operations to Hasmpton, Peterborough. Channel 4 and other TV companies are big users of the Addison Lee service. Birmingham who are also in the running, are not served by the East Coast Main Line, so are now clearly disadvantaged.
We just need a 'strong and stable' local MP to recognise all this, any suggestions? Oh well. Well done Virgin.
Full story: http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/virgin-east-coast-advance-train-tickets-available-buy-same-day-london-edinburgh-newcastle-a7708276.html
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