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Tuesday 14th November 2017

Cheaper Off-Peak return fares for customers travelling via Reading

Great Western Railway (GWR) has today introduced a new Off-Peak return fare from Banbury to London Paddington, allowing customers to save £13.50 and still be in London by 10:30.

The current ‘Any Permitted Route’ Off-Peak ticket, which is valid via the Chiltern mainline costs £40.50. GWR has introduced a £27 via Reading fare, enabling cheaper but slightly longer (10 minutes) journeys, saving over 30% on the ‘Any Permitted Route’ fare.

With this ticket customers get a cheaper rate at an earlier time; departing on the 08:55 Cross Country service from Banbury to Reading, then changing for a non-stop GWR train to London Paddington – arriving into the capital at 10:23.

GWR Electrostar train

GWR Head of Communications Dan Panes said:

“As we go through network-wide transformation, we want to benefit every region that we serve.

“Reducing these off-peak fares is a real win-win for customers who can travel earlier and for less money. With regular services from Reading to London Paddington, including our new Intercity Express Trains – and from early 2018 our new Electrostars, it means journeys to the capital are still easy and convenient.“

Notes to editors

Great Western Railway (GWR) provides high speed, commuter, regional and branch line train services. We help over 100 million passengers reach their destinations every year - across South Wales, the West Country, the Cotswolds, and large parts of Southern England.

We’re currently seeing the biggest investment in the network since Brunel so we can offer more trains, more seats, and shorter, more frequent journeys and continue the network’s heritage of helping connect more businesses to new and prosperous markets. Through a series of initiatives we aim to be a good neighbour to the communities we serve and are committed to making a positive social impact in those regions. Learn how we're Building a Greater West at GWR is a FirstGroup company.