Four new discounted offers for bike hire, plus bus and train travel added to Smartgo national workplace travel networks
A new selection of offers has been announced to make workplace travel more cost-effective for UK employers and their staff. Four new discounted offers are now available through the national Smartgo workplace travel programme including exclusive promotions for bike hire, and bus and train travel from regional and national transport operators.
Through its strategic partnerships with leading transport operators including First Bus, East Midlands Trains, Abellio Greater Anglia and Santander Cycles, Go Travel Solutions - co-ordinator of the national Smartgo workplace travel network – will provide UK employers and their staff with access to reduced ticket costs and discounts on cycle hire. This will encourage the adoption of more sustainable modes of transport and will improve employees’ health and well-being.
The offers will be available to all new and existing members of the Smartgo workplace travel scheme and include:
- First Leicester is offering one free weeks’ travel for first-time bus users (worth £16) via their mTicket app and 10 per cent off monthly season tickets (one per person per month) also via the mTicket app
- Santander Cycles (Milton Keynes) are providing 300 cycles for hire from 42 docking stations across Milton Keynes. Smartgo employers and their staff will receive 5 per cent off corporate membership and 5 per cent off bulk membership purchases by businesses
- East Midlands Trains (Derby, Leicester and Nottingham) is offering up to 10 per cent discount on annual season tickets on a variety of routes around the Midlands, Sheffield and from London
- Abellio Greater Anglia (East Anglia) will offer members 10 per cent off monthly or longer season tickets (not valid into London Liverpool St.) and 10 per cent off carnet tickets (a good option for those who travel regularly but not often enough to buy a season ticket)
Robin Pointon, Managing Director at Go Travel Solutions said:
“Membership of the Smartgo network is available to all UK employers and the range of money-saving offers available to their staff is growing rapidly. These latest discounts will appeal to staff looking to save money and extend their sustainable commuting options for travel to work. In particular, the new travel partnerships strengthen our offer in the East Midlands and East Anglia whilst supporting the established local networks in Leicester and Milton Keynes.”
Smartgo has been developed and coordinated by Go Travel Solutions to assist UK workplaces with commuting and business travel. The network provides employers with a range of business benefits including reduced business costs, carbon management planning, reduced car parking demand, enhanced business reputation, and improved staff recruitment and retention.
Staff can also benefit through cost savings offered by Smartgo as well as enjoying better health and wellbeing, and reductions in their carbon footprint through more walking, cycling, car sharing and use of public transport.
About Go Travel Solutions:
Go Travel Solutions is a specialist sustainable transport consultancy serving businesses, public bodies and transport operators. See us online at www.go-travel-solutions.com or follow us on Twitter at @GoTravSolutions or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/smartgoUK