Rail fares slashed for Christmas shoppers

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Rail operator East Midlands Trains is offering £3 return tickets from Belper to Derby in a bid to appeal to Christmas shoppers.

The fare is available on weekdays from Thursday December 6 to Thursday December 20.

Councillor Garry Purdy, Chair of the Derwent Valley Line Community Rail Partnership said: “This bargain train fare offers a great opportunity to do some last minute Christmas shopping. It also provides an extra incentive to leave the car at home for those wishing to enjoy a Christmas evening drink or meal out.”

Marc Turley, Head of Commercial for East Midlands Trains, said: “We hope that people will make the most of this great value fare to enjoy a relaxing evening’s shopping trip to Derby without the hassle of having to find a car parking space.

“Since the introduction of our hourly service between Derby and stations to Matlock, the popularity of this route has continued to grow.”