Train travel and season tickets

Season ticket loan scheme

The University has a public transport salary advance scheme (.doc), available to all University permanent staff to pay for their season ticket over 12 months via their salary. Please also see the terms and conditions (.pdf)

Season ticket discount for staff

Special offer October to December 2015

If you buy six monthly or annual season ticket between 26 October and 30 December 2015, you’ll get a higher discount than usual. All tickets purchased through this offer must start no later than 11 January 2016.

  • 20% off six monthly season tickets
  • 25% off annual season tickets

Standard discount

A 10% discount on monthly tickets and a 15% discount on quarterly, six monthly and annual tickets is available to staff on season tickets for travelling to campus by train on Abellio Greater Anglia. Discounted season tickets can be purchased for periods from one calendar month up to one year.

How to book

Season tickets can be purchased by calling Abellio Greater Anglia on 0345 600 7245. Select option three and then option two. Once through to Abellio staff, you'll need to quote your company/business name in order to be offered these discounts. They will ask for the following information:

  • Name, contact number and address
  • Name of employer (quote 'Essex County Council Accreditation Scheme')
  • Journey details
  • Rail photocard number (if held), otherwise a new one will be sent with your first ticket (a passport photo is required to validate rail photocard)

Please be aware that it may take up to five days for tickets to arrive in the post, and staff will be required to make payment via debit/credit card.

When purchasing an annual season ticket employees are also eligible for additional benefits such as 34% discount on off-peak travel which includes £1 travel for an accompanying child (valid after 10am Monday-Friday and anytime at weekends and public holidays).