De Montfort University in Leicester are one of SmartGo's longest-serving members. Throughout the years, they have seen the strength of the SmartGo offers grow significantly as it has expanded far beyond its original concept. Here, Karl Letten, the Environmental & Sustainability Officer, explains how SmartGo membership helps the University encourage the use of more environmentally-friendly transport among its staff.
The new SmartGo offer in Milton Keynes enables new rail users to save 90% on their first monthly season ticket. Thereafter, they and other existing customers can save 10% on monthly and annual season tickets. Depending on where you travel from, you could save over £500 a year!
As a long-time member of SmartGo, Leicester College staff have made hundreds of savings on their commute over the years. Group Travel Coordinator, Wendy Fearn, explains how it's benefited the organisation and enabled more employees to take up sustainable transport.
By Robin Pointon, Managing Director of Go Travel Solutions, developer of the SmartGo package
One of the key strategies behind our SmartGo workplace travel package is encouraging low-carbon travel. We’re focused on working with employers, their staff, travel operators and local authorities to facilitate ways in which this can be achieved through a sophisticated approach to travel planning.
Staff at Milton Keynes businesses signed up to SmartGo are being offered big savings on travelling to work using London Northwestern Railway. SmartGo and the train operator will be offering those who sign up to the scheme, 90% off their first month’s season ticket with ongoing discounts for monthly and annual renewals.
The University of Leicester have long been a SmartGo member and have seen almost one thousand of their staff join the scheme. Dr Sandra Lee originally set up the University's membership in 2013 and explains the range of ways it has benefited their organisation.