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Season tickets offers thousands more budget rail seats

Budget train service has doubled the number of low-cost seats available on routes from Portsmouth and Southampton to London.

The market-leading rail provider, whose fares start from just £1, offers bargain travel on parts of the South West Trains, East Midlands Trains and Virgin Trains networks.

To keep up with passenger demand, has made thousands more seats available every week on its routes from Portsmouth and Southampton to London.

The latest expansion includes:

  • Weekday services up from 11 to 19 a day between Portsmouth and London
  • Saturday services on the same route increased from 11 to 26.
  • The number of low-cost seats between Portsmouth and London up from around 2,600 to almost 5,000 each week.
  • seats available on 16 extra services on weekdays from Southampton and London, taking the total to 25.
  • An extra 21 services on the Southampton-London route on Saturdays, taking the total to 30.
  • Nearly 6,000 low-cost seats on the Southampton-London route a week – more than double the existing number

South West Trains Managing Director Stewart Palmer said: "This latest expansion of will allow us to meet the growing demand from passengers for an affordable, fast, reliable and greener travel option."

Mr Palmer added: " has always provided the fastest, direct service from Portsmouth and Southampton to London. Passengers don’t need to worry about journey times being impacted by road traffic and, with punctuality at 94%, they can rely on our services getting them there on time.

"Our research tells us that train travel is the top transport choice for customers making these journeys and we’re responding to that by providing even more low-cost seats on our high quality train services."

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