East Coast Trains: Complimentary First Class Catering From May 2011

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    East Coast Trains have announced that, from the launch of the new timetable on May 22 2011, First Class passengers on their routes between London King’s Cross and Leeds, Newcastle, Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Inverness will receive complimentary food.

    It’s reported that the move will cost £10m, but it is projected to generate an additional £23m of ticket revenue as the government-owned company seeks to reverse the race-to-the-bottom culture that pervaded the previous operator’s strategy.

    The operator is also, with immediate effect, offering discounts of 1/3 for parties of 3-9 people in both First and Standard Class, when booking at the following special link:

    http://bit.ly/d6fGYv

    Fares are subject to availability and cannot be combined with other offers or railcard discounts.

    It’s not all good news however: East Coast have, sadly, begun to charge for the mailing of train tickets to purchasers from their otherwise excellent website; a £1 fee will now apply for First Class postage.

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