One million 50p tickets, three million £1 tickets and another one million £1.50 tickets are on sale today across the Northern railway network as providers slash prices.
Northern services call at over 500 stations in the UK, including many stations close to Newcastle and in the North East.
The Northern trainline runs from Newcastle into Northumberland areas such as Alnwick, Chatham and Hexham, as well as south into Chester-le-Street, Durham, Darlington, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and then into Yorkshire.
The government has praised the scheme as a chance to 'get people back on our railways' as train strikes and a union standoff continues.
How long is the Northern sale on for?
Labelled as a 'Flash Sale', the slashed price tickets on Northern services will be on sale until 4 pm on Friday, January 13 - so customers should act quickly.
The tickets included in the sale can be used between Tuesday, January 17 and Friday, March 10 2023 on Northern trains.
The tickets are up for grab on the Northern website here or via the app.
Which routes to and from Newcastle are included in the sale?
Flash sale tickets are available on routes which currently sell advanced tickets.
That means many routes are included in the Flash Sale, including the below:
- Newcastle to Alnmouth
- Newcastle to Hexham
- Newcastle to Carlisle
- Newcastle to Middlesbrough
What have Northern and the government said?
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. Customers should book early to avoid disappointment. Once they’re gone, they’re gone.”
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.”