Rail company offers free travel to North East people returning from wildfires

London North Eastern Railway (LNER) is responding to the plight of holidaymakers and others returning to the UK following extensive wildfires which have dominated the headlines for severals days. 

LNER will offer free Standard travel on any LNER service along the East Coast route for anyone whose flight back to the UK results in them landing in a different airport from their home location or them travelling on a different day.

Read more: Rhodes wildfires see Newcastle flights cancelled and Brits evacuated

Customers should present their stamped passport and airline boarding card confirming travel from the islands within the previous twenty-four hours to travel with LNER between today (Tuesday 25 July 2023) and Monday 7 August 2023.

Read more: Night-time evacuations take place on Greek islands as wildfires rage

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David Horne, managing director at LNER, said: “We recognise this is a difficult time for many people in Greece as wildfires continue to grip the Islands of Rhodes and Corfu. At LNER we feel it is the right thing to do to assist those people returning to the UK to make their way home.”

LNER serves more than 50 stations along the East Coast route, totalling 956 miles including major towns and cities between London, the East Midlands, Yorkshire, North East of England and Scotland.

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