‘Make it a South West Summer’ offer helps to create memories for 130,000 people

Published on : Saturday, August 16, 2014

South-West-Trains1The South West Trains-Network Rail Alliance’s summer offer has helped to create memories and save pennies for more than 100,000 people. The Make it A South West Summer campaign, launched on 21st July, has been offering passengers the chance to travel between any two South West Trains stations across most of the 616 mile network*.

The top destination for passengers to travel to, was the country’s capital, London with over 70,000 people travelling into the city.


An additional 25,000 people chose to pack up their bucket and spade and travel to top coastal tourist destinations including Bournemouth, Portsmouth, Southampton and Weymouth; great news as a tourism boost for some of the areas most severely hit in January by the torrential storms.


This weekend is the last weekend of the campaign with tickets available until Friday 22 August. The offer, that goes one step further than last year’s campaign, offers adult passengers, return off-peak tickets for only £15 with children costing £7.* The offer is available seven days a week compared to last year’s weekend only campaign.


Arthur Pretorius, Customer Services Director for the South West Trains – Network Rail Alliance, said: “This year’s special summer deal has gone incredibly well and we’re delighted to have been able to transport our passengers to many towns that were hit by the terrible weather earlier in the year. We’ve also helped our passengers to make the most of their holiday spending money by driving down the cost of travel and we’ve contributed to creating lots of summer holiday memories. Anyone wanting to enjoy the fantastic towns and cities across our route is encouraged to take advantage of this great offer during its final week.”


Passengers are able to travel between any two South West Trains stations across most of the 616 mile network. The Warminster to Bristol Temple Meads line and the Exeter to Tisbury line are excluded, but Island Line Trains is included provided passengers hold tickets to Portsmouth Harbour. The rest of the network covers an impressive amount of territory south and west of London’s Waterloo Station – to the coast at Portsmouth and Weymouth in Dorset, across much of Surrey, Wiltshire, Hampshire and Somerset.



Make it a South West Summer tickets can be purchased on the day of travel from any staffed South West Trains station, or from ticket vending machines in unstaffed stations.

Source:- South West Trains


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