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 



Energy Saving Trust are offering a free bespoke review for organisations see if, and how, plug in electric vehicles could save you money. Take advantage of this opportunity whilst it lasts.

Funded by the Office for Low Emission Vehicles, Energy Saving Trust is offering a free, bespoke review for organisations to see if, and how, plug in electric vehicles could save you money.

Looking at the vehicles you have, from vans and company cars to pool cars and grey fleet, our analysis and advice looks at whether electric vehicles will work for your organisation from an operational, financial and practical perspective.

Electric buses which their developers say can run all day are set to begin service.electric bus

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.

Inductive charging

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

A £1.5m project to design and construct the first driverless vehicles to run in a UK city centre will be announced by the Government today.

The scheme would see autonomous pods run on special pathways in Milton Keynes which would be large enough to accommodate two people.

By 2015, an initial batch of 20 pods would be operated on lanes separated from pedestrians between Milton Keynes rail station and the city centre.

Love Loughborough signs corporate partnership with Go Travel Solutions to offer membership of Smartgo Loughborough travel network to town businesses

Love Loughborough has formed a partnership with Leicester-based sustainable transport specialist consultancy, Go Travel Solutions to offer workplace travel discounts for staff at 600 local employers.


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