South West Trains launches its first ‘Rainbow Day’


South West Trains has announced plans for its first ‘Rainbow Day’, a special initiative to encourage people to give the train a try for the price of £10 return.

The first ‘Rainbow Day’ will be held at Winchester station on Saturday 20th August and will offer a day return ticket to anywhere on the South West Trains network for just £10 for adults and £5 for children.

Thousands of discounted train tickets will be available on Rainbow Day, and daytrippers can choose from a range of destinations including a trip to London to see the sights of the capital city or even to visit the seaside at Weymouth or Bournemouth.

Tickets will be sold exclusively at Winchester station ticket office. A voucher will be required, which can be downloaded from the website.

Tickets can be bought in advance or on the day. There will be no limit to the number of Rainbow tickets issued on 20th August but all travel must be completed on Saturday 20th August only.

Jake Kelly, Customer Service Director for South West Trains, said:

“We are always looking to see how we can continue to develop our commitment to offering value for money travel through developing new initiatives.

“The Rainbow Day ticket is a great example of this – and the first of its kind on our network, starting with Winchester. This will offer a fast, flexible and very affordable £10 return to anywhere on South West Trains’ vast network.

“With the summer holidays now upon us, parents will be able to take advantage of a great day out, including 2 for 1 offers at many attractions.

“South West Trains is the largest train operating company in the UK, and passengers will have over 212 destinations to choose from for only £10 return per adult and £5 per child.”

South West Trains operates over the largest geographical network in the UK.

In addition to seaside destinations like Bournemouth and Weymouth, and historic and pretty destinations like Salisbury and the New Forest, South West Trains also operates into London Waterloo.



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