Steam train company joins ScotRail scheme

Steam train company joins ScotRail scheme

Strathspey Railway has become the latest transport company to offer cut-price tickets as part of a ScotRail travel scheme. Customers using ScotRail’s Freedom of Scotland Travelpass or Highland Rover tickets – which cover trains, ferries and a selection of bus and coach services – can now also enjoy a ten per cent discount on Strathspey Railway steam trains.

The two train operators, which both have booking offices at ScotRail’s Aviemore station, hope the deal will encourage even more tourists to visit the Highlands by train.

Graeme Macfarlan, ScotRail’s marketing manager, said: “We are delighted to welcome Strathspey Railway as the latest operator involved with these excellent products.

“It provides an extra incentive to encourage customers to visit Aviemore and the surrounding area.”

Laurence Grant, Strathspey Railway’s commercial manager, said: “People with Freedom of Scotland Travelpass or Highland Rover tickets just need to present them at the Strathspey Railway office in Aviemore to enjoy discounted journeys on board our steam trains.”

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The Strathspey Railway operates trains daily in summer, at weekends through the rest of the year, from Aviemore to Boat of Garten and Broomhill, giving a round trip of 16 miles.