- To help families with the cost of living, the Conservative Government are offering one million half price train tickets in the nation’s biggest ever rail sale.
- The first-of-its-kind Great British Rail Sale will save families up to 50 per cent on ticket prices on trips across the country, including key commuter services such as Leeds to York.
- More than one million cut priced tickets will help connect friends and families, boost UK tourism and encourage green travel across the country.
Bishop Auckland MP, Dehenna Davison, has welcomed that more than one million train tickets across the UK will have their prices slashed by up to 50 per cent, helping families across the constituency Bishop Auckland with the cost of living.
Through the Great British Rail sale, the Conservative Government are offering over a million rail tickets for passengers at 50 per cent off.
This is the first nationwide rail sale in history. Tickets went on sale today [19 April 2022] for journeys taking place between 25 April to 27 May – offering passengers significant savings on journeys in and across the UK.
The discount will be available on selected Advance tickets from participating train companies, or Off-Peak tickets as an alternative on some routes. Customers can find out more by visiting greatbritishrailsale.nationalrail.co.uk
This sale includes offerings such as cutting the price of a ticket from York to Leeds from £5.60 to £2.80; London to Edinburgh from £44 to £22; London to Cardiff from £47 to £25; Wolverhampton to Liverpool from £10.50 to £5.25; and Manchester to Newcastle from £20.60 to £10.30.
To make sure more passengers can benefit, Railcard customers will also be able to save an extra third off a Great British Rail Sale ticket. This means that under 30-year-olds, over 60s and disabled passengers will travel for even less.
Passengers who need extra support to find or buy discounted ticket will be able to contact their preferred retailer direct and purchase their tickets over the phone or at their nearest, staffed, ticket office.
The Conservative Government is listening to people’s concerns about rising costs and is taking action worth more than £22 billion in 2022-23 alone – which includes support with the cost of energy bills and to help to ensure people keep more of their money. Offering half-price rail tickets is one of the ways the government is further supporting families with the cost of living.
Commenting, Dehenna said:
“There is no denying that pressures caused by global events are putting a strain on household finances across Bishop Auckland and the country – I am glad to see the Government is taking action to help families their with day-to-day expenses.
“I really welcome this first-of-its-kind Great British Rail Sale, to help families save up to 50 per cent on their ticket prices for trips across the country. This is also a great opportunity to promote tourism and travel to the North East and I encourage anyone to book a ticket to Bishop Auckland station!”
Commenting, 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 per cent 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.”