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Save money on rail and bus journeys with the University’s new easit scheme

The University has joined a new transport initiative that provides staff with a 15% discount on Southern rail services and 10% discount on many Brighton & Hove bus routes, among a host of other benefits.

The ‘easit’ scheme is designed to make public transport and cycling more attractive to commuters – helping reduce congestion and carbon emissions in the process.

The scheme is just one element of the University’s ongoing efforts - such as Cycle to Work - to improve the staff experience at Sussex and encourage a greener University, following feedback from campus forums and the staff survey.

The University’s Reward Manager, Joanna Bruce, said: “The easit travel discount programme is a very welcome addition to the total reward package offered to staff here at Sussex. I'm sure staff members will appreciate having this option to reduce and ease their travel costs.”

The scheme is open to all full‐time and part‐time employees of the University whose contracts will run for 12 months or more at the time of registering

How to join easit

  • Go to www.easit.org.uk
  • Click ‘staff registration’ and register – it takes two minutes
  • Once registered please click on the ‘discounts’ button at the top of the page
  • Select the discount you are interested in and follow the instructions
  • Some discounts require an easit card - these cost £4 (+ VAT) and can be purchased on your Account page once registered

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Posted on behalf of: University of Sussex
Last updated: Thursday, 27 July 2017

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Great idea to get more people cycling but do you realise the traffic light logo on "EASIT" is upside down?

All traffic lights are red at the top and green at the bottom?

 

I realise you have put green at the top as it fits with the logo idea but it could be confusing to some people?

just a thought

From Peter Hussain on 28 July 2017
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Hi Peter

easit developed their own logo. The easitNETWORK was established in 2004 and now has fifteen networks across the South East.

I hope that you find the scheme useful.

Kind regards

Sean

 

From Sean Armstrong on 28 July 2017
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It's a pity there's no river running through campus...

https://www.employeebenefits.co.uk/issues/july-online-2017/german-employee-swims-2km-work/

 

From Sean Armstrong on 28 July 2017
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It's a pity this doesn't help those of us who do (or would like to) travel in by bus part of the week.

From Alison Harvey on 1 August 2017
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Thanks. The savings on train fare is most welcome and really appreciated.

From Sam Gallimore on 7 August 2017
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I used my Easit card for the first time today buying a weekly season ticket from Brighton to Falmer, and the person behind the counter happily reduced the cost by 15%.  A really nice incentive, thanks!

From Dean Spears on 21 August 2017
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