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
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).