Commuter David Williams is feeling just grand, after winning a year’s free travel worth almost £1,000 in the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) ZoneCard prize draw.
Mr Williams scooped the prize, worth £921, after completing a week-long travel diary which was then randomly selected from all diaries received for the Autumn 2012 diary survey.
It is, by far, the most cost-effective way for me to travel to work – it also comes in handy if I decide to come into the city for weekend shopping.”
The safety engineer, from East Kilbride, said:
“My normal trip to work is a short bus ride to the station and a train from Hairmyres into town. This is why a ZoneCard is good for me as it gives me the flexibility of travel I need at a really great price.
“It is, by far, the most cost-effective way for me to travel to work – it also comes in handy if I decide to come into the city for weekend shopping.
“Winning the prize is fantastic – it was a really nice surprise when I opened the letter. I would urge anyone to take part in the travel diary survey as, at the very least, you will get a voucher for money off your next ZoneCard. This prize will save me hundreds of pounds a year as, due to my job, I usually buy a weekly ZoneCard as I sometimes get called overseas at short notice.
“Ironically, I was actually considering the purchase of an annual ZoneCard before I won one due to the savings I would get.
SPT Subway Senior Operations Officer John McGoldrick, who presented the ZoneCard, said:
“Congratulations to David for winning the ZoneCard. ZoneCard represents real value for money and ease of travel for all customers, as it can be transferred from operator to operator on different modes of travel.”
“With this flexibility and a free ticket, David is sure to have an easy ride to work for the next year.”
The travel diary survey takes place twice a year. To participate, customers must purchase or renew a ZoneCard ticket during the survey week.
ZoneCard is an operator-owned, SPT administered, multi-modal ticket offering largely unlimited travel throughout Strathclyde by bus, rail, Subway or ferry.