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Get Smart and feel the Benefits from Scotrail Alliance

Posted: 9th February 2017

ScotRail Alliance Smartcard season ticket users rewarded for their loyalty with launch of a benefits package featuring leading brand partners

  • Exciting time for Smart ticketing as new products being introduced in 2017
  • Luxury, 5* holiday to Dubai up for grabs for one lucky smartcard user in partnership with Barrhead Travel

Smartcard users can now get more value from their rail travel as the ScotRail Alliance announces a benefits package for smart season ticket customers to reward them for their loyalty.

09/02/17 - 17020903 - ABELLIO SCOTRAIL    GLASGOW    Abellio ScotRail's Cathy Craig (L) and Barrhead Travel's Karen Breen at the launch of Abellio ScotRail's SmartCard Benefits Package.

With the support of leading brand partners, users with a valid Smartcard who’ve registered through their MyScotRail account, can claim rewards from coffee and travel discounts to car hire and clothing.

ScotRail Alliance Commercial Director Cathy Craig announced the benefits package at Barrhead Travel’s flagship superstore in Oswald Street, Glasgow, when Sharon Munro, Chief Executive of the independent travel group also confirmed that one lucky Smartcard winner would be jetting off on a luxury 5* holiday to Dubai as part of the launch.

Mrs Craig said: “Smartcard Benefits is great news for our loyal season ticket holders who travel by Smartcard. It should also be an incentive for more of our customers to convert to Smartcard to access the value-for-money benefits and great offers that are available only on Smart.

“I thank all our brand partners for their support and participation in this scheme and particularly Barrhead Travel who are partnering with us to provide this wonderful holiday prize which is open to all our Smartcard users.”

Competition entry details can be found here.

Sharon Munro of Barrhead Travel said: “Barrhead Travel is thrilled to be a key partner for ScotRail’s new Smartcard Benefits and we hope rail users across the country take advantage of their unique programme.

“We look forward to working closely with ScotRail over the coming year and to welcoming Smartcard customers into our network of branches”.

Smart ticketing technology is available through all of Scotland’s rail network with every route enabled for season tickets. Other products coming on-stream in 2017, including the popular Flexi-pass and Anytime Off-Peak ticket types.

Tickets for other travel providers – such as Glasgow Subway – can also be uploaded onto Smartcards, with bus companies and ferry operators scheduled to start providing integrated travel options this year.

Pictured: ScotRail Alliance Commercial Director Cathy Craig and Barrhead Travel Sales Director Karen Breen launch the Smartcard Benefits package and announce a luxury holiday competition for Smartcard users.

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