Reduced trains fares for Plymouth conference delegates launched
First Great Western (FGW) has introduced reduced rates for conference delegates by adding Plymouth to its First Great Western’s Conference Fares destinations.
Available from Tuesday 13 November, Plymouth will join cities such as Cardiff and Bristol in being able to offer the cheap return fares from any FGW station.
Account Manager at First Great Western David Gardner says:
"First Great Western’s is committed to supporting the communities we serve. Our line to Plymouth from Paddington offers passengers easy access from the capital or Reading Station to stations across the south west.
“Providing cheap travel, supported by our helpful and friendly staff, will give the South West an edge in a competitive market.
“With journey times of three hours and an hourly train service available, Plymouth really is a viable alternative to venues nearer the capital.”
The agreement will see return fares from London Paddington to Plymouth start from £59 for a standard ticket and £109 for First Class. Tickets are available from www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk and must be accompanied by a delegate’s confirmation of attendance.
Leader of Plymouth City Council Tudor Evans said:
“This is brilliant news. I am delighted with the way in which First Great Western has worked with the City – This will greatly improve Plymouth’s conference offer.”
Conference Plymouth hopes the recent deal with First Great Western will be a key link to attract national conferences to the city.
Chair of Conference Plymouth, Jon Morcom says:
"When we host a national conference in the city it is essential that we not only have good transport links from London and other major cities into Plymouth, but that we can offer the transport at an attractive price."
"Extras like discounted rail travel and a direct ’no change’ rail link can often clinch the deal from our competitor cities, so we are pleased to have First Great Western on board."
In addition to discounted rail transport, Conference Plymouth recently launched a ’Familiarisation Programme’ aimed at giving conference bookers an opportunity to experience the city. Bookers will be able to visit the area and see what Plymouth can offer first hand by visiting venues, accommodation and city tourist spots.