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Date: 01st October 2015

Life’s more fun when you share – so celebrate Liftshare week by sharing a car journey


TripshareSEStran are offering members registering a new journey in October the chance to win £150 worth of shopping vouchers.



Liftshare Week (5th-11th October 2015) is an annual UK-wide event that aims to help more people to discover the benefits of car-sharing.


This year SEStran are offering all TripshareSEStran members who register a new journey in October the chance to win £150 worth of high street shopping vouchers.


Sharing a journey can save you money and reduce wear and tear on your vehicle - and on you! Regular car-sharers can also save up to £1,000 a year on transportation, so why not celebrate Liftshare week this year by giving car sharing a try? It’s free, it’s fun and it could save you money into the bargain. It also makes a real contribution to cutting traffic congestion and reducing the carbon footprint.


Over 8300 people across South East Scotland have already signed up with to share some of their car journeys.


The service is free and confidential. Members can store their details securely, with only travel details accessible to other participants. Women can specify female-only travel companions and members can select individual preferences; such as smoking or non-smoking.


SEStran Chair, Cllr Russell Imrie said:


“SEStran exists to develop a sustainable transportation system for South East Scotland. Through implementation of our Regional Transport Strategy, (RTS) we aim to make public transport the mode of choice for most journeys, as well as encouraging smart choices like car sharing, walking and cycling for shorter journeys”.


“As the region’s population grows it is vital that we reduce the number of single occupancy car journeys, if we are to avoid increasing congestion on our roads and the associated environmental damage.


“Car sharing is one way in which everyone can make a contribution towards protecting the environment and our quality of life. If people who routinely drive to work shared their journey just once a week it would take up to 20% of cars off the region’s roads”.


“ To put the environmental benefits into perspective, it is estimated that over the next 12 months car sharing in South East Scotland will save 1039 tonnes of CO2 and reduce road mileage by 3,155,514 miles – the equivalent of 13 one way trips to the moon”.



To find out more log onto the TripshareSEStran website at



SEStran - South East of Scotland Transport Partnership - is one of seven new Statutory Regional Transport Partnerships (RTP) created by the Transport (Scotland) Act 2005 and is a partnership of eight local councils covering the Borders, East Lothian, Midlothian and West Lothian, Edinburgh, Fife, Falkirk and Clackmannanshire.

For further information, please contact:

Andrew Dougal, SEStran Communications Officer

T: 0131-524-5161

M: 07889-010-291





Terms and conditions


  1. To qualify for our free prize draw, you must register and activate an account with (free of charge) and send a ‘request to share’.  Final entries must be registered and activated by 18th of October 2015.


  1. The prize will be £150 worth of high street shopping vouchers. 


  1. The winner will be will be notified directly by SEStran.


  1. Our prize draws is open to all UK residents aged 18 and over.  This offer is only applicable in the United Kingdom. No purchase is necessary. Entries for the competition must be received by the dates stated. SEStran cannot accept any responsibility for entries that are delayed or modified in transit.


  1. Entry to each competition is restricted to one entry per registered email.


  1. Should tax liability arise, then it will be the responsibility of the winner to notify the Government's relevant tax department. SEStran takes no responsibility or liability for taxation or for any other costs incurred in connection with the prize received in this promotion.
  2. SEStran reserves the right to suspend, change or terminate the prize draw at any time and for any reason, without notice. It is a condition of entry that the rules are accepted as final, and that the entrants agree to abide by the rules. The prize is not transferable, not exchangeable, and there is no cash alternative. There will be no refund in the event of cancellation by the client. The prize is subject to availability and is to be taken as stated.
  3. All correct and complete entries will be entered into the prize draw which will take place on the dates stated, and entry to the prize draw implies acceptance of any terms and conditions attendant on the prize.  The prize is not available in conjunction with any other offer or promotion.
  4. The prize will be awarded to the first name drawn at random from all complete entries received. The winner will be notified by e-mail within 28 days. The judge’s decision will be final. SEStran will not enter into correspondence on any matter to do with the prize draws. The decision of SEStran shall be final and legally binding.  Failure to collect within two weeks will result in a redraw.


  1. By entering this promotion, entrants are agreeing to abide by these rules and any conditions.