South West Trains Announce Special Fares for 2012 Paralympic Games

South West Trains, a UK-based train operating company, is offering special fares for the 2012 Paralympic Games to be held in London.

The company is to continue with the special 2012 Games Trains Tickets that it launched for the 2012 Olympic Games, throughout the duration of the Paralympic Games. The tickets allow flexibility for the passengers to change the time of their return in case an event is rescheduled, or if they simply wish to stay at the venue for longer than expected.

The special train tickets are available to book online at www.nationalrailgamestravel.co.uk, and may be booked by Paralympic ticket holders.

The company is expecting to schedule many late night services during the Paralympic Games, offering around 400,000 extra seats during the period.

Jake Kelly, the customer service director for the company, said, ‘With the Paralympic Games widely anticipated to be the best ever, we’re certain that many people will take the opportunity to be part of this great event.

We’ll be providing more than 400,000 extra seats throughout these Games and many of our evening services will run later than normal to help spectators return home after events.

There are still some great value tickets available for people to buy at www.nationalrailgamestravel.co.uk and we’d urge anybody planning to travel during the Paralympics to book ahead and take advantage of this once in a lifetime opportunity.

As with the Olympic Games, we’ll have extra staff on hand to help passengers with any assistance they need, but we would strongly advise that people travelling in large groups or passengers with special mobility requirements use our dedicated Assisted Travel Team to pre-book their travel with us.’

Eurostar to Host Official London 2012 Festival Event, Traction

Eurostar International, a UK-based high-speed rail service between the UK and mainland Europe and an official supporter of the London 2012 Festival, has announced that it is hosting a one-day summer festival, Eurostar presents Traction.

The festival, curateded by DJ, Gilles Peterson, will be bringing a number of European musical, dance and arts performers to Granary Square, London, on July 14, 2012, as part of the 12-week, UK-wide London 2012 Festival, celebrating the 2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Participants at the festival include French musician Sebastien Tellier, and Brandt Brauer Frick from Germany.

The tickets are available for sale at the company website.

Gilles Peterson, the event curator for Traction, said, ‘Emerging across Europe is a wealth of pioneering musical talent. Traction will give thousands of residents and visitors to the London 2012 Games the chance to discover the exciting new music on offer just a short journey from the UK. In curating this very special event, we will bring a truly original experience to the public as they celebrate the arrival of the Games in London.’

The director of marketing for Eurostar, Lionel Benbassat, said, ‘With such an inspiring and eclectic mix of European music, art and dance, London’s newest creative quarter will come to life for the first time in July. We are excited to be bringing together Europe’s finest talent from across our destinations as the nation counts down to the London 2012 celebrations.’

Eurostar is the Official International Rail Service Provider for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.