10,000 seats at just £10 for North Cotswold rail passengers

Tuesday 21st April 2015
First Great Western is to make 10,000 seats-a-month available from just £10 for passengers travelling between the North Cotswolds and London.

Advance Purchase tickets for the route are to be sold for the first time, allowing passengers to take advantage of 70% discounted rail fares.

Station Manager for the North Cotswolds, Alan Field said:

“The North Cotswolds is home to some of the most picturesque destinations on the Great Western network, and I am delighted that we have been able to extend the availability of Advance Purchase.

“Recognising the value of rail to the local economy, what better way to support the communities we serve than by helping to encourage travel to and from the area.” 

With a guaranteed seat reservation, Advance Purchase tickets are available up until 18.00 on the day of before you travel and allow you to save up to 70% by booking in advance. Similar to an airline booking, tickets are specific to a train time and seat number.

The sale of thousands of low-cost advance purchase fares, following requests from customers and stakeholders alike, will also introduce peak time fares for the first time - bringing the North Cotswolds in line with all other routes across the Great Western network. The price of an Anytime fare will not change, and with 25 services a day beyond Oxford falling outside peak hours. 

As a result of these changes, from May 17, the cheapest single fare on this line will drop from £27 to £10. Advance Purchase tickets will be made available on all services - as with all other long distance journeys (beyond Didcot Parkway and Pewsey from London Paddington) on the Great Western network.

While subject to availability, tickets are available by booking online at www.firstgreatwestern.co.uk; from ticket offices, or by calling our customer services on 03457 000125.

The North Cotswold line serves the route between London Paddington and Hereford, and all stations in between. The new tickets will be available from Wednesday 22 April for journeys from Sunday 17 May onwards.