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You can make train journeys for just £1 with Northern Rail’s flash sale

Hurrah! Now you don’t have to fork out a fortune for a staycation

Written by
Faima Bakar

Staycations really had a moment during the pandemic but sadly you still have to fork out an arm and a leg to afford the journeys. Good thing, then, that Northern Rail has just launched flash sale where you can get tickets for as little as £1. Happy days.

The sale applies to journeys between Tuesday September 6 and Thursday October 20. The destinations include Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, York, Lincoln and the Lake District, as well as the Tyne Valley Line in the North East and Cumbria.

The rail operator says it’s aiming to offer families and individuals some financial relief after the summer holidays as train prices usually surge during peak times. But sadly, families hoping to use it during October half term will be unable to – because the sale will have ended by then.

A Northern Rail spokesperson said: ‘Whether it’s for a weekend in the historic city of Chester, a night out in Newcastle, a day at the seaside in Scarborough or a walking holiday in the Lake District – these fares will get you where you want to be for less.’

Tickets are available on a first-come, first serve basis – so those looking to take advantage of the £1 fares should book early to avoid disappointment. The spokesperson added: ‘When they’re gone, they’re gone.’

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