March 4, 2011 10.14 am This story is over 151 months old

New London train tickets sold for £1

Bargain: East Coast launched an introductory £1 one-way fare for travelling on its new service between Lincoln and London.

— Later update: All the £1 tickets have now been sold out

Train operator East Coast is selling 1,000 train tickets for just £1 each on Friday, March 4, as an introductory offer for its new Lincoln to London service.

The £1 fares are for Standard seating in both directions and can be booked online for travel on May 22 to 28 inclusive.

East Coast train services will start to operate between Lincoln and London King’s Cross from May 22.

One service will operate in each direction Monday to Saturday inclusive, with one northbound service on Sundays.

The timetable of new services will run at the following times seven days a week:

  • Monday to Friday: depart Lincoln at 07.20 and arrive into London at 09.28, depart London at 19.06 and arrive into Lincoln at 21.01;
  • On Saturdays: depart Lincoln at 09.30 and arrive into King’s Cross at 11.26, depart King’s Cross 18.08 and arrive into Lincoln at 20.03;
  • On Sundays: depart King’s Cross 19.08 and arrive into Lincoln 21.03.

East Coast Commercial Director Peter Williams said there is a limited supply of £1 fares available:

“We are advising customers to book early as this great introductory bargain fare isn’t going to be around for long.

“We hope the new services will be welcomed by Lincoln’s residents, who from 22 May, can start to enjoy the benefits of a direct train service with London, as well as a new improved on-board First Class service, that will include complimentary meals and drinks served at-seat.”

Source: East Coast