London North Eastern Railway urged Newark customers to book ahead of Queen’s Platinum Jubilee
A railway provider is urging customers to plan and book ahead to secure their seats as the nation prepares to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in a few weeks' time, writes Ella Mather.
Services at London North Eastern Railway (LNER), which runs through Newark Northgate Station, during the four-day bank holiday from Thursday, June 2, to Sunday, June 5, are expected to be popular with country-wide celebrations taking place to commemorate the Queen’s historic 70-year reign.
The Newark to London railway provider, to enter the jubilee spirit, will be adding special touches to surprise and delight customers at its stations and will be dressed in Platinum Jubilee bunting.
Delicious cream tea boxes will be available as part of the on-board selection of snacks and refreshments at the Café Bar in standard across the long weekend.
Customers travelling in First Class will be able to enjoy a complimentary range of locally-sourced food featured in a new summer menu and there will be a special strawberries and cream popcorn treat to mark the occasion.
Claire Ansley, director of people and customer experience at LNER, said: “We’re proud to play our part in this historic occasion making sure customers enjoy the best possible experience as they make their journeys along the east coast route. We are expecting LNER services to be very popular, so we’re advising people to plan ahead, reserve their seats and leave plenty of time to reach the station and make their way to the platform.”
Customers can book direct, fee-free and with ease using LNER’s mobile app and website, where they can register for live journey updates, select their own seat, and earn rewards by signing up to the LNER Perks loyalty scheme.
As part of this year’s jubilee celebrations, LNER is saluting colleagues in the rail industry who have worked on the royal train.
The special video, shared on its social channels, features the stories of an LNER driver, British Transport Police officer and Network Rail signaller sharing their sense of pride in helping to keep the Queen on the move for 70 years.
LNER is currently operating a 100% timetable with tickets available for booking as far ahead as September.