NME LAUNCHES READING/LEEDS FESTIVAL CAR SHARING SCHEME

With the trains being a bit wonky, we bring you a great new way to get there - and save the planet!...

With trains from London Paddington to Reading cancelled this year, NME brings you a new way to get to the festivals.

This week we can bring you final details of our Reading and Leeds Car Share Scheme – giving you the chance get to the festival easily and help cut down on congestion.

Track maintenance between London Paddington and Reading means no trains will run between the two over the festival weekend. A service to Reading from Waterloo will run, but these will take longer than usual.

Out liftshare puts people travelling in the same direction in contact with each other, allowing them to arrange to travel together and share the costs, whilst also reducing congestion and pollution. As well as helping out with Reading, we’re doing the same for Leeds.

“We don’t want more people to take to their cars because of this scheme”, NME editor Conor McNicholas said. “But for those who are travelling on the roads anyway it’s a great way to help the environment, cut down on congestion and make new friends with the same tastes in music.”

Joining the scheme is simple and completely free. All you have to do is register your details at www.liftshare.org/subsiteentry/nme.asp and we will send you your password via e-mail.

Once you’ve registered your journey we’ll search the database for possible matches and give you the details of other people going your way.

You can contact any suitable festivalgoers via their e-mail (this ensures members privacy) and arrange to meet them at a collection point that suits you both. Make sure you both bring ID so you both know you’re meeting the right person.

You should make contact to agree a time and place to meet using their e-mail address. We do not recommend that you exchange home addresses for security reasons, and we advise all members to meet in public locations such as a train station or bus station, which are easy to get to and away from, should the lift fail. Also, inform a friend or family member of who you will be travelling with, when and to where. One last thing, if you have any doubts about your companion, for any reason, you should avoid travelling with them.

To find out more, visit the website by clicking here now where you can sign up and all your questions are answered.

[url=]Click here for the NME Car Share frequently asked questions.