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.
SmartGo members can now access new 10% discounts with Rutland Cycling, Cotswold Outdoor, Cycle Surgery, Runners Need and Snow+Rock.
“Highcross has been a SmartGo member since the early days of the programme in Leicester. It’s really important to the city and is based on a thorough understanding of business needs.
“All of our retailers can benefit from the wide range of travel discounts.
Through our SmartGo workplace travel programme, we continue to champion the cause for reducing air pollution by providing travel options for employers and their employees to decrease their reliance on private car use.
“Everyone has to get to work somehow and as one of the largest local employers, Leicester City Council has a workforce who have diverse commuting requirements and behaviours.
“The SmartGo programme fits in perfectly with these choices and its suite of travel-related benefits have worked really well for us since we became a member in 2013. Twenty per cent of our entire central workforce now use our SmartGo membership and this number is growing steadily.