New machine installed in students union
· Quick and easy access for 11,000 plus students at Loughborough University
· Machine is the First East Midlands Trains facility to be installed at a location other than a railway
Students at Loughborough University will now find it even easier to travel by train as East Midlands Trains has installed a new ticket machine at their students union in Ashby Road. The new style ‘ticket on departure’ machine for collecting tickets will provide a quick and easy way for students or lecturers to book their tickets online and then collect them from the students union.
Jayne Moyses, Sales & Customer Relationship Manager for East Midlands Trains, said: “This is the first time East Midlands Trains has installed one of its ticket on departure machines at a site that isn’t a railway station. With many passengers now choosing to buy their tickets through our website, we wanted to provide even easier access to the 11,000 plus students at Loughborough University simply wanting to collect their pre-booked tickets.
“Passengers booking online at www.eastmidlandstrains.co.uk can already get access to the cheapest fares through our Best Fare Finder,and we’re pleased to have worked in partnership with Loughborough University to provide an opportunity for its students to collect their tickets more easily and quickly”.
Paul Barlow, Deputy Union Director, at Loughborough students union added “We welcome the arrival of the new East MidlandsTrains ticket machine at our Students’ Union. Our busy students will no longer need to queue for tickets at the station if they’ve pre-booked them online. Picking up tickets from the new machine will save them time and booking online with East Midlands Trains will also potentially save them money as well”.
Loughborough University’s new style ticket collection machine has been supplied by Parkeon. The machines are also in place at Sheffield, Chesterfield, Nottingham, Derby, Loughborough,Leicester, Lincoln and St Pancras.