East Midlands Trains, the country’s most punctual long distance train operator has unveiled a new booking system, specially designed for small and medium sized businesses to help them spend less time taking care of admin and more time growing their business.
East Midlands Trains Business Travel offers a simple and convenient online portal allowing employees to quickly and easily book their own travel but within the guidelines set by the business itself. It is aimed at businesses which don’t require full travel management services but would still like a simple and hassle free booking experience.
The online system allows employees to set up individual profiles, book direct, and pay using their own card, or a single corporate payment card. The system can also book tickets for travel right across the country, not just with East Midlands Trains. In addition, businesses will receive a call every three months to make sure they’re happy with the system.
East Midlands Trains will also never charge booking fees. So the price of the fare is the price you pay.
Richard Clay, Head of Sales, East Midlands Trains, said: “Our new Business Travel system makes it much easier for small and medium sized businesses to travel for work. It’s like having a rail travel agency at your fingertips but without the fees and costs which much larger businesses will pay.
“We’re absolutely committed to helping the East Midlands grow and we believe this tool will help businesses to concentrate on running a thriving and successful business and spend less time booking their travel.”
Kathryn Warren, Administration Assistant at Pick Everard, the first business to sign up to the new platform, added: “We are really pleased to be working directly with East Midlands Trains. The new booking platform helps us keep all rail bookings in one place and control our rail spend. We also know by working directly with EMT we are being offered the lowest rail fares.”
How it works
- Send us your list of staff and decide the travel policy limits. We’ll set up everything and give the team their login details. They can log in whenever they need to book their rail travel
- All of our available fares are displayed at their lowest prices. Simply choose a destination, date and time for travel.
- Once you’ve selected your journey you can pay by debit, corporate or company lodged card.
- Collect your tickets from any station before travel
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