Quarter of a million tickets sold in January 10p sale
Northern’s January sale saw almost 250,000 tickets snapped up by customers.
The sale, which opened last week, saw all the 10p advance purchase tickets claimed within just 72 hours, giving thousands of customers great value travel across the Northern network.
Mark Powles, Commercial Director at Northern, said: “After Christmas and New Year we wanted to give our customers a little lift to welcome the 2020s and brought back our popular 10p tickets.
“Tens of thousands of tickets were available on our most popular routes and, with children’s tickets costing just 5p, there is no better time to explore the north of England – at a fraction of the usual cost.”
And, with more than 50 of Northern’s brand new trains now out on the network, those cheaper journeys will be made in more comfort than ever before.
The new trains, a £500m investment, are providing a step-change in journey experience featuring free WiFi, air conditioning, at seat charging and more spacious and comfortable carriages.
Mark added: “The cut-price tickets were available when booked in advance through the Northern website or app. Our website had more than one million visits during the sale and we’re delighted that so many people will be able to benefit from great value travel over the next couple of months.”