Friday, 23 September 2011
Free day of travel on MyTrain tickets purchased next week
CityRail customers will get a free day of travel when purchasing a seven day or 14 day MyTrain ticket next week due to the Labour Day Long Weekend.
CityRail’s Acting Chief Operating Officer, Tony Eid said the offer applies to seven and 14 day MyTrain tickets purchased between Sunday September 25 and Saturday October 1.
“Weeklies will be valid for eight days and fortnightly tickets for 15 days if purchased any time between Sunday 25 September and Saturday 1 October inclusive,” Mr Eid said.
“That’s a free day of extra travel for anyone buying their weekly or fortnightly MyTrain ticket next week. The new expiry date is automatically added to these tickets.
“These ‘stretchy tickets’ have the added benefit of helping to reduce queues on the Tuesday morning after the long weekend when people head back to work.
“Staggering expiry dates has proven successful in reducing ticket queues at some of our busiest stations,” Mr Eid said.
The offer only applies to weekly and 14 day MyTrain tickets and does not apply to MyMulti tickets or tickets topped up at a ticket vending machine.
Customers are also reminded they can take advantage of reduced fares on monthly, quarterly and yearly train tickets. Thousands of customers are purchasing longer term ticket since prices dropped by nine per cent on 1 July.
As well as saving customers money, the cheaper longer term tickets are helping to reduce queues.
For more information or to buy your tickets online visit cityrail.info.
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I wonder if this happens fo My Multi Tickets as well!