Image shows 50p & £1 coin as part of Northern Flash Sale - January 2023, via Northern

Northern ticket flash sale sees prices drop as low as 50p

Today marks the inaugural day of Northern’s flash sale that will see five million train journeys ticket pricings slashed across the North of England, with certain prices coming as little as 50p. The sale ends this Friday 13th January at 4pm and prices are valid on services between Tuesday, 17th January and Friday, 10th March on Northern services only. 

Of the five million tickets available, one million are as low as 50p, three million come in at just £1, with a further one million being available for £1.50. Tickets are available from the website www.northernrailway.co.uk or via the Northern app.

Sample fares across the train operator’s network include:

From

To

County of Origin

 

 

 

Leeds

Skipton

West Yorkshire

Hull

Bridlington

East Yorkshire

Sheffield

Doncaster

South Yorkshire

Harrogate

Knaresborough

North Yorkshire

Newcastle

Carlisle

Tyne & Wear

Barrow-in-Furness

Manchester Piccadilly

Cumbria

Chester

Stockport

Cheshire

Blackpool South

Preston

Lancashire

Warrington Central

Liverpool Lime Street

Merseyside

Bolton

Manchester Victoria

Greater Manchester

Mark Powles, commercial and customer director at Northern, said:

“This is our biggest ever Flash Sale – with 50p, £1 and £1.50 fares available across all parts of our network.

“We know our customers travel for a multitude of reasons – so our hope is this sale will make five million of them – be they for days out, weekends away or catch-ups with friends - that bit more affordable.

“Customers should book early to avoid disappointment. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.”

As the UK continues to see progress in passenger numbers returning to levels of those pre-pandemic, meaningful price cuts on services such as this scheme can work wonders for enticing customers to return to rail travel for their daily commutes. Seeing mass rail travel return will not only increase the revenue of the sector but will also contribute towards the decarbonisation of routes around the UK as rail represents the greenest form of public transportation available.

Rail Minister, Huw Merriman, said:

“This flash sale is five million chances to see family, friends or just get out and around for prices as low as 50p.

“We need to get people back on our railways and initiatives like this will do just that.”

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