East Midlands Trains has announced the launch of a new all-inclusive ticket to encourage leisure travellers from London to have a summer day out in the Peak District.
The new ‘Derbyshire Day Out’ ticket provides First Class return rail travel from London to Chesterfield with a full English breakfast, as well as a bus transfer by Stagecoach bus from Chesterfield to three of the Peak District’s popular tourist attractions; Chatsworth House, Bakewell and Haddon Hall.
As part of the package, passengers will also benefit from two for one vouchers for Chatsworth House and gardens, Le Mistral restaurant in Bakewell, and entry to Haddon Hall house and gardens.
Jayne Moyses, Sales Manager for East Midlands Trains, said:
“We’re pleased to be working in partnership with our colleagues at Stagecoach bus to launch our new Derbyshire Day Out ticket. The all-inclusive ticket will provide a cost-effective, easy and stress-free way for travellers from the south to see some of the fantastic sights on offer in the Peak District.
“We’re renowned for our great on board breakfasts, and what better way than to start a memorable day out than enjoying a full English breakfast at speeds over 100 mph! The new Derbyshire Day Out has been launched following feedback from our on train staff, and we hope that people will make the most of the opportunity to enjoy a summer day out in the Peak District.”
Added David James, Chief Executive of Visit Peak District & Derbyshire, the area’s official tourist board:
“We’re delighted that East Midlands Trains has launched this attractive new deal for customers, and hope it will encourage even more people from the south to come to the area by public transport and discover the huge variety of attractions we have, just a couple of hours from London.
“At a time when many people are having to tighten their belts and look closer to home for interesting ways to spend their leisure time, the Derbyshire Day Out ticket offers a stress-free, value-for-money introduction to the Peak District and Derbyshire.”
Tickets are now available for travel on any Monday from 6 June to 3 October 2011 and can be purchased through the East Midlands Trains website, or at any station.
Derbyshire Day Out tickets are only valid on Mondays on the 08.55 departure from London St Pancras, and returning on the 18.39 from Chesterfield to London.
Tickets are priced at £45 return for First Class return travel from London to Chesterfield (includes full breakfast) or £30 return for Standard Class return travel (without breakfast). Standard Class tickets are also available from Leicester, priced at £20 return.
For passengers travelling to Chesterfield from other East Midlands Trains’ stations, there is an option to buy a day return bus ticket, on the day, subject to availability, for £5.20 per adult and £3 child.