LONDON, April 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --
Registering with National Rail Enquiries is the free and easy way to instantly access personalised information about train journeys, and until Sunday 6th May, everyone who registers for the first time will go into the draw to win a latest generation iPad, one of 10 Kindles or 75 iTunes vouchers worth £15.
Each weekday hundreds of thousands of people visit the National Rail Enquiries website to check train timetables, plan journeys and find cheap fares on train tickets, but many are yet to take advantage of all the benefits that come from creating a personal profile, including their own personalised homepage with instant access to real time information about their favourite journeys.
Head of Online at National Rail Enquiries, Jason Webb, is keen to spread the word: "Registering with National Rail Enquiries provides a convenient and easy way for people to quickly find up-to-date information about their favourite train journeys, and we are delighted to be offering some excellent prizes to encourage our customers to take advantage of this free service."
The National Rail Enquiries website automatically creates a personalised homepage for everyone who registers so they can instantly find the information they are most likely to want each time they visit. Customers can save their regular and favourite journeys, and create their own live departure board which provides real time travel information about whether a service is running on time.
"Creating a personal live departure board is really easy. Customers can save up to five of their favourite stations and then instantly view live departures and arrivals for each train service, including details of any disruptions," explains Jason.
Everyone who uses the National Rail Enquiries website can sign up to receive real time travel alerts if a train is late or a service has been cancelled, and registered customers have the added benefit of being able to manage and check their alerts - whether text, email or direct Twitter message - all in one place for greater convenience. Registered passengers can also change the website's preferences to better manage the information they receive on train times and fares.
"Innovation is high on the agenda at National Rail Enquiries. The team are constantly looking for new ways to make travelling by train easier and to save people time and money. We developed the personal profiles to make it even simpler for customers to find the up-to-date information they need to catch the right train," concluded Jason Webb.
Passengers can register with National Rail Enquiries now for free at http://www.nationalrail.co.uk. A name, email address and password is all it takes to get started and all new customers who register before 6th May 2012 will automatically be entered into a competition to win a latest generation iPad, one of 10 Kindles or 75 iTunes vouchers worth £15.
National Rail Enquiries provides train running information in Great Britain through its website http://www.nationalrail.co.uk, call centre and alert services. Terms and conditions for the competition can be found at http://marketing.nationalrail.co.uk/tickets. Competition winners will be drawn at random and notified by email on Wednesday 9th May 2012.
SOURCE National Rail Enquiries