Posted: Tue 19th Apr 2022

Over one million half price rail tickets in first ever “Great British Rail Sale”

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Apr 19th, 2022


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The UK Government and rail industry have launched Britain’s biggest-ever rail ticket sale with savings of up to 50% on the cost of train tickets.

Dubbed the “Great British Rail Sale” the move will see prices slashed for off-peak travel on offer in April and May.

The public is encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented sale, which sees for the first time multiple operators come together to offer more than one million discounted tickets.

Savings on offer for off-peak tickets include:

  • York to Leeds: was £5.60, now £2.80
  • London to Edinburgh: was £44, now £22
  • London to Cardiff: was £47, now £25
  • Wolverhampton to Liverpool: was £10.50, now £5.25
  • Manchester to Newcastle: was £20.60, now £10.30
  • Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads: was £25.30, now £12.60
  • Portsmouth Harbour to Penzance was £45.70, now £22.00

Cutting the cost of rail travel will help ease some of the pressure on family finances at a time when inflation is rising around the world.

It will also encourage people to visit different places, connect with friends and loved ones, and get out and about around the country.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said:

For the first time ever, operators across the rail industry are coming together to help passengers facing rising costs of living by offering up to 50% off more than a million tickets on journeys across Britain.

There’s no better time to visit friends, family or just explore our great country, so book your tickets today.

Jacqueline Starr, CEO of the Rail Delivery Group, said:

We want everyone to be able to benefit from travelling by train because it’s more than just a journey, it’s a way to connect everyone to the people, places and things they love.

As part of the Great British Rail Sale customers will enjoy over one million discounted tickets, so they can explore some of the fantastic locations that are accessible by rail.

Tickets can be purchased online from participating retailers with the up to half-price rate applying to a huge range of off-peak tickets spreading the length and breadth of the country.

Tickets go on sale from 19 April with discounted tickets available on journeys from 25 April to 27 May.

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