The British Open 2012

Train Chartering Announces Limited Edition Luxury British Open 2012 Golf Packages

Train Chartering is releasing just 250 limited edition, first class luxury train travel packages to the British Open Golf Championship 2012 at Lytham St Annes on Friday July 20.

The Open Championship 2012 is taking place at the Royal Lytham & St Annes Course.  Train Chartering offers individuals and group organizers the opportunity of a luxury open golf travel package that includes a Pullman train with catering, transfers, course entry and other benefits.

The First Class carriages used by Train Chartering are considered to be the most spacious on the railways, with only 42 armchair-style seats per car, all with full-size tables.  There is no airline-style seating.  The light and airy design creates a perfect environment in which to travel, entertain and dine.

Passengers will be served a classic English breakfast on the way to the golf, and a four course dinner on the return.  Catering is chef-prepared in the onboard kitchens and served by uniformed stewards; Pullman dining at its best.

The Open 2012 Train will start from Rugby, and travel via Coventry, Birmingham International and Wolverhampton to Blackpool North, from where there is an included coach transfer to the Royal Lytham.  The return journey is the same.

Train Chartering is promoting a £20 early bird discount for bookings made in April.  The promotional price is £420.00 per person, which includes:

  • First Class return travel in a private train with Pullman dining
  • Welcome glass of Bucks Fizz
  • Full English Breakfast: Silver Service, by uniformed stewards to your table
  • Morning Paper
  • Souvenir Brochure
  • Golf Magazine
  • Open Golf Entry Ticket
  • Coach Transfers
  • Four-Course Dinner: Silver Service
  • Full cash bar available, both ways

Bookings made after May 1st will be £440.00 per person.  Discounts are available for groups of over 20 passengers.

Subject to availability, Train Chartering can reserve an entire carriage for a private party, which can be branded or themed for Open Golf corporate hospitality or incentive travel packages, by arrangement.  In 2011, Train Chartering organised the application of a logo to several windows, which also appeared on the headrest covers, as well as branded menus and a headboard on the lead locomotive.

Simon Pielow of Train Chartering says, “There is simply no better way to enjoy the Open 2012; comfortable First Class travel in a private train, with at-seat Pullman dining, transfers, course entry ticket and more.”

About Train Chartering

Train Chartering has provided charter trains, private carriages and special rail travel since 1998 to corporate and individual clients as well as group travel organisers.  In recent years Train Chartering has organised sports hospitality travel by train to the Ryder Cup, Royal Ascot, Cheltenham Festival as well as football, golf and rugby charter trains for a wide variety of private and corporate clients.


Notes for editors

1. Email for press briefing notes: 2. Photos of The Open 2012 Train – and of the train to the Open 2011 3. Train Chartering supplies private charter trains and carriages.  Other related services include:

  • Private Rail Cars - private carriages / rail cars, US and elsewhere.  
  • The Luxury Train Club – the concierge service for luxury trains.
  • Train Hire – low cost train hire and large group rail travel
  • Open Access Rail - online booking for travel agents of special trains 
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