Luton (PRWEB UK) 23 July 2013 -- First Capital Connect (FCC) through its partnership with Hertfordshire County Council’s (HCC) Intalink are offering Whipsnade Zoo visitors a fantastic offer this summer when opting to travel to the park by public transport.
Visitors are entitled to 2-for-the-price-of-1 entry to the zoo when they travel by FCC train to Luton station followed by a bus to the attraction based near Dunstable.
To claim the offer, passengers just need to ask for a combined train and bus ticket to Whipsnade when paying for their travel at any National Rail station.
Keith Jipps, FCC Customer Service Director, said:
“Whipsnade is hugely popular and a fantastic day out for the family during the summer holidays.
“The offer will encourage more people to swap their cars for public transport which is one of the greenest ways to travel.”
Passengers looking for a further discount can take advantage of FCC’s GroupSave scheme in which four people can travel for the price of two.
Intalink is a partnership between bus and rail operators, and HCC designed to improve transport integration.
Stuart Reynolds, HCC Transport, Access and Safety Unit Marketing Manager, said:
“The Intalink partnership continues to provide a strong platform for us to be able to collaborate with other local authorities and transport operators in Hertfordshire.
“Through this we are able to both promote the public transport network as a whole and deliver offers to those that choose to use the bus and train within the county and across the borders."
Notes to editors
There are six FCC trains from London Blackfriars to Luton every hour. Four adults travelling from Blackfriars to Whipsnade [via Luton] using GroupSave on an off peak return, will cost £38.00.
There are four FCC trains from Bedford to Luton every hour.
About Whipsnade Zoo
Whipsnade Zoo is the home to more than 2,500 animals, many of which are endangered in the wild. The zoo’s impressive 600 acre site can be found on the Chiltern Hills. The Zoological Society of London (ZSL) is actively involved in bringing down the bars by creating interactive, immersive and inspiring exhibits.
In recent years new exhibits such as Wild Wild Whispnade, Cheetah Rock, Rhinos of Nepal, In with the Lemurs and Lions of the Serengeti show ZSL creates realistic environments to house some of the world’s most impressive and inspiring animals.
Launched in 1999, the Intalink Partnership is a strategic collaboration between Hertfordshire County Council, the district councils and bus and rail operators in Hertfordshire.
Roger Perkins, First Capital Connect, http://www.firstcapitalconnect.co.uk, 0845 4700 789, [email protected]