LNER offering free travel to holidaymakers returning to UK from Rhodes and Corfu


London North Eastern Railway (LNER) will offer free travel to holidaymakers returning to the UK from the Greek islands impacted by wildfires.

LNER said standard travel along the east coast route will come at no cost for anyone who lands at a different airport from their home location or has to travel on a different day.

Customers should present their stamped passport and airline boarding card confirming travel from the islands within the previous 24 hours to use the service between Tuesday July 25 and Monday August 7.

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David Horne, of 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.”

Thousands of Britons have been rescued from fire-ravaged parts of Rhodes, with more reportedly facing their summer holidays being cancelled.

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Repatriation flights landed in the UK overnight and are set to continue on Tuesday.

As many as 10,000 Britons are estimated to be on the island, the Foreign Office said, with 30,000 due to head there in the next few weeks, according to The Times newspaper.

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