Sunday, 15 May 2011

An 87 minute Deal for the commuter

From the 3rd October 2011 you will be able to travel at peak times direct from Deal train station to St Pancras International in 87 minutes using the Southeastern highspeed service. The huge diverse London job market will become a far easier commute for anyone wanting a career in the capital. Hopefully the following sections will be of use if you are considering commuting from Deal but if you have any other questions feel free to email or tweet @hsdeal on Twitter.

Fare prices
The cost of peak tickets valid on highspeed services from Deal are comparable to the other Kent stations included in this service, however it is still an expensive outlay and needs to be considered in relation to how much more you can earn working in the capital. Buying a season ticket will reduce the cost, an annual season ticket will give you the best saving followed by monthly then weekly. If you also require the use of the underground this can be included and you have the option of including travel within zones or for the best price to a specific underground station only.

National rail season ticket calculator

You may find that your employer pays for your season ticket or they will loan you the money for your season ticket and allow it to be paid back via salary sacrifice.

St Pancras International

St Pancras International is set at the heart of Central London with more underground connections than any other London station. There are four main services from the station - Eurostar, East Midlands trains, Southeastern and First Capital Connect it also has free WiFi. Outside the station there our two Boris bike docking stations at Belgrove Street and St Chad's Street.

Commuting from Deal
The new morning service will start from Sandwich then call at Deal finding a seat should not be a problem and being able to just sit back and relax on the javelin trains can be quite appealing. The initial service will have 3 peak morning trains and 2* peak evening trains (*possibly 3) and will call at Dover Priory, Folkestone Central, Folkestone West, Ashford International, Stratford International and St Pancras International. A valid highspeed ticket is only required between Ashford International and St Pancras International, so if you commute only as far as Ashford you will be able to use the service with your normal peak ticket. If you use Twitter there is a #southeastern hashtag which commuters use to relay up to date service information and some of the lighter aspects of Kent's infamous train operator.

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