College students urged to book forward and comply with easy steps earlier than travelling residence for Christmas

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The government recently announced a travel window from Thursday, December 4th through Wednesday, December 9th, to assist students in returning home for the festive season.

To help students with this process, EMR is asking them to plan ahead and use their website or app to book their tickets.

If you test positive after booking online, your trip can be postponed to another day – at no cost.

Student customers are also encouraged to use the EMF Seat Finder tool to identify quieter trains and avoid busier services. The tool can be found on his website.

Customers not only keep a safe distance from other passengers and colleagues, but are also reminded that they must wear face covering at all times on the train and in stations. In wagons, all passengers are asked not to sit next to each other if possible and, if they are sitting on a table, to sit diagonally across from one another.

If passengers feel uncomfortable, they should stay home and get tested.

Neil Grabham, Customer Service Manager at East Midlands Railway said, “We are excited to support students and help them get home to their families for Christmas. In the past few weeks we have been in contact with local universities through our network and have worked hard to come up with plans for our student customers.

“Of course this will be a team effort. To make the week as smooth as possible, we encourage students to follow a few simple steps. This includes booking tickets prior to travel using our Seat Finder tool to avoid busy driving times and following all safety instructions available online and at our stations.

“We look forward to welcoming student customers next week and wishing them a Merry Christmas.”

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