Community Leaders have called on business to back the new Smartgo Milton Keynes business travel initiative.
The scheme provides a range of business travel benefits and services aimed at making commuting cheaper, easier and more sustainable. read more 

The Launch of the Business Travel Network Smartgo Milton Keynes was held on Monday 24th February 2014 at 12pm at DoubleTree by Hilton StadiumMK, Milton Keynes . With over 70 attendees, there was an opportunity to gain a real understanding of how Smartgo Milton Keynes can benefit the wider audience.

Smartgo Milton Keynes is the business travel network launched in 2014 by the national sustainable transport consultancy, Go Travel Solutions with the long term support of Milton Keynes Council. Smartgo Milton Keynes uses the expertise of Go Travel Solutions to develop a partnership between local employers, travel providers and the public sector based on a low carbon economy. Through this partnership, Smartgo Milton Keynes provides a comprehensive travel offer, forum programme and opportunities for shared travel projects.

A new programme is being launched in Milton Keynes that will provide local employers and their staff with a range of travel benefits and services to help make commuting and business travel cheaper, easier and more sustainable.

The Smartgo Milton Keynes business travel network has been developed and co-ordinated by specialist sustainable travel consultancy, Go Travel Solutions with support from Milton Keynes Council and Volkswagen. It will be launched to local businesses at a free event from 12-2.30pm on 24 February 2014 at DoubleTree (StadiumMK) in Milton Keynes. To register for the event, visit https://smartgo-milton-keynes.eventbrite.co.uk.

London Midland Deal

Get unlimited off-peak travel for £15 (standard class) on any London Midland route for travel fromSat 15 Feb to Sun 2 Mar. If you've got a railcard, you'll pay £9.90, or if you fancy going first class, you'll pay £25. For children, it's £5 standard or £10 first class.

How do I get my £15 ticket?

Register 'n' print the Great Escape voucher before Sun 2 Mar. There are more than 50,000 vouchers in total, and weekends go much quicker than weekdays. Once you have the voucher, there's no rush to get your ticket - the rush is to get the voucher.

You'll need to pick the date you want to travel and take your voucher to any London Midland station to buy your ticket. If your nearest station's unstaffed, you'll be able to buy your ticket on the train.

What are the potential savings?

You can hop on and hop off all stations served by London Midland services so savings can be large: a London to Birmingham standard off-peak return would usually cost £28, for Birmingham to Liverpool it's £36.60 and Liverpool to London it's £41. 


Source: moneysavingexpert.com 



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A fleet of eight new electric vehicles will operate along a busy route in Milton Keynes from late January.

The buses can run for longer by virtue of a wireless booster charge they receive at the start and end of the route from plates in the road.

The buses are the first of their kind to operate in the UK.

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The fleet will run on the Number 7 route, which covers 25km (15 miles) between the Milton Keynes suburbs of Wolverton and Bletchley and carries an estimated 800,000 passengers a year


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