Great British Rail Sale: Trainline offers up to 50% off train tickets

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Earlier this week it was announced that the Great British Rail Sale was to take place in April and May, with tickets offering up to 50% off.

More than one million train tickets will be reduced in this framework for travel between April 25 and May 27, with Monday May 2 being the last day you can buy tickets.

One site where you can get these discounted tickets is Trainline, which makes it easy to book at specific times or weeks in advance.

Through Trainline, you can get advance tickets (single tickets for train journeys from A to B that can be booked in advance) or off-peak tickets (semi-flexible tickets that allow you to travel by train at certain times of the day, on certain days of the week or on specific routes) for the diet.

Tickets are available for reservation at a reduced price until Monday, May 2 (PA)

An example of what can be purchased via Trainline is a trip from London to Edinburgh for just £22, which is further reduced with a rail pass to just £15.

Other expected travel savings include a one-way London to Brighton from £2.50, London to Manchester from £23 and Newcastle to London from £19.80.

These can all be further reduced with a train pass, which can be applied in advance by booking on the Trainline website.

To pre-book your trip in April or May, visit the Trainline website here to make the most of the Great British Rail Sale.

Why is the Great British Rail Sale taking place?

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: ‘For the first time ever, rail industry operators are coming together to help passengers facing the rising cost of living by offering up to 50% off over a million tickets on journeys across Brittany.

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

Jacqueline Starr, Managing Director of Rail Delivery Group, said: “We want everyone to be able to benefit from rail travel because it’s more than just travel, it’s a way to connect everyone to people, places and things he loves.

“As part of the Great British Rail Sale, customers will benefit from over a million discounted tickets, so they can explore some of the fantastic places accessible by train.”

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