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Free train travel en route to Give Your Car a Rest Day

04 Jun 2015

Northern Rail's offer of one week's free train travel will stay open until Tuesday, 30 June

Travel Choices

Northern Rail are still offering a week’s free travel to any of our car park permit holders who would like to take part in Give Your Car a Rest Day on Friday, 19 June.

On this date – one of the University’s busiest open days - our staff are being encouraged and supported to try out more sustainable forms of travel, with the aim of freeing up car park spaces for visitors and creating the best possible impression of the campus.

To register your interest in free train travel, simply send an email with ‘University of Manchester’ in the subject line to:

The Travel Choices information event in University Place on 12 May was a great success, with hundreds of staff coming along to collect information on a range of sustainable travel options in readiness for Give Your Car a Rest Day 

The event provided an arena for bus and train operators, cycling and running groups, and local retailers to offer advice and information on alternative forms of travel to and from work.

More than 150 members of staff have taken up the offer (now closed) of a Personalised Travel Plan detailing sustainable travel options and, in some cases, providing free bus or tram tickets.

In addition, four lucky winners were drawn from the 60 plus entries in the sustainable commuter prize draw.

Andrew Hough, Sustainable Travel Planner, said: “Everyone who came over to the event was really positive – I think this is because we had something for everyone, however they currently or potentially travel. All the stall holders found it worthwhile and it’s clear that the event made a real impact and got people talking.”

Spread the word

Please help to make Give Your Car a Rest Day as successful as possible by spreading the word amongst colleagues through newsletters, team meetings, email lists and even kitchen conversations!

  • Tell them about the specially created webpage Give Your Car a Rest Day;
  • Add the email signature banner (available from the above website) to your emails to help promote the event;
  • Use the hashtag #restcarUoM on social media.