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24.07.14

Two Together Railcard sales hit 100,000

At least 100,000 Two Together Railcards have been sold since the project’s launch in March, with the initiative being hailed a ‘huge hit’ by the Association of Train Operating Companies (ATOC).

The Two Together Railcard allows holders to get a third off standard and first class anytime, off-peak and advance fares on train services throughout Great Britain when travelling after 9.30am Monday to Friday, and any time at weekends and on public holidays.

Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin was at Waterloo station this week to welcome the sale of the 100,000th Two Together Railcard.

ATOC and the DfT have estimated that Two Together Railcard holders have travelled a combined distance of over a million miles and saved almost £7m off the cost of train travel.

David Mapp, commercial director for ATOC, said: “We’re delighted that the Two Together Railcard has already proven to be such a hit with a wide range of passengers and that it’s helping to fulfil our ambition of allowing us to capture an even greater share of the domestic leisure travel market.

“The Railcard is proof that Europe’s fastest growing railway wants to keep on expanding by selling increasing numbers of discounted tickets to attract passengers. That’s helping to generate increasing amounts of money going back to the government, which it’s choosing to reinvest in improving and enhancing the rail network for passengers.”

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