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Flexible train tickets 

Many of us don’t always work traditional hours during the week – which means we don’t always commute at the same times or make the same journeys either. Thankfully, train travel could be about to become more flexible – and you could help to shape it.

What is flexible travel?

Do you work on weekends? Travel all over the place for meetings? Work where and when you want to? Modern working life can be very different from one person to the next, and our standard season tickets don’t suit everyone. That’s why we’re working with our partners in the Department for Transport to develop a new range of train ticket products and services to better meet the needs of the flexible worker.

Can I get flexible train tickets already?

If you make fairly regular business trips in and out of London on the same routes with Thameslink and Great Northern, you can buy Carnet tickets to travel whenever you want to within three months, while paying less than you would if you bought a ticket on the day.

Carnet tickets are ideal for occasional trips to a different office or recurring client meetings in the capital – and they’re just the start.

Can I get involved in the future of flexible travel?

We want to hear your ideas, which is why we’re inviting you to join our online Passenger Panel and help us shape the future of flexible travel.

By joining the panel you’ll be able to share your thoughts on a range of developments including the types of tickets and fares that would suit you and the way you travel. Register today to have your say.

Find out more about flexible working

As people and companies adapt to modern life, more of us are trying out flexible working. If you are considering flexible working hours in the near future, find out more about your rights and get information on making it work for you.