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Over one million half price train tickets available in biggest ever sale

A new scheme - launched today 19th April - will see more than one million train tickets discounted as part of the first-ever Great British Rail Sale.

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In great news for travellers, the government has launched a new scheme to get Brits travelling on the trains again with up to half price tickets nationwide.

Tickets go on sale from today (19 April) with discounted tickets available on journeys from 25 April to 27 May.

Multiple train operators have come together to offer these discounts.

Savings on offer for off-peak tickets include:

  • York to Leeds: was £5.60, now £2.80

  • London to Edinburgh: was £44, now £22

  • London to Cardiff: was £47, now £25

  • Wolverhampton to Liverpool: was £10.50, now £5.25

  • Manchester to Newcastle: was £20.60, now £10.30

  • Birmingham New Street to Bristol Temple Meads: was £25.30, now £12.60

  • Portsmouth Harbour to Penzance was £45.70, now £22.00


We've checked on Trainline and here are some examples. Reduced tickets are easily found (marked with "limited availability"). There's a good availability in terms of times to choose from across the board.

London - Cambridge return: £8

Manchester - Lytham return: £11.40

Manchester - Cardiff return: £36

Norwich - Peterborough return: £8.40

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