News of a government push to get people back on the country’s railways has been welcomed by rail campaigners in Corby.
Last week, the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, announced that discounts of up to 50% on early and off-peak rail fares would be available for a promotional period of one month.
Members of the Corby Rail Users Group said the scheme was welcomed by locals, with one-way tickets to London available for just £7.25 when bought with a rail pass.
A spokesperson for the group said: “This offer is valid for one month and I understand that East Midlands Railway only have 90,000 tickets available. I would recommend anyone planning a trip in the coming weeks to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
“There is also national pressure from the government to get the country back on track after the pandemic.”
And there was more good news at Corby station recently when Colombia Rose took over running the station cafe just before the end of 2021.
Passengers are now enjoying a wide range of freshly prepared refreshments after the cafe was left unoccupied for some time during the pandemic.
Corby station reopened to passengers in 2009 after decades of closure. The fast route to the nation’s capital has played a vital role in the city’s continued regeneration. A new half-hourly service was introduced at the station last year.