Northern offer 5m tickets for as little as 50p - here are the routes in Greater Manchester

The Northern sale is now on - information on how to buy tickets is below.

Northern has launched a huge ticket sale which sees some routes discounted to as little as 50p. The sale includes some journeys around Greater Manchester.

The sale runs until 4pm on Friday January 13 and is valid for travel between Tuesday January 17 and Friday March 10. The discount tickets are available on Northern services only. In total, there are one million 50p tickets, three million £1 tickets and another one million £1.50 tickets up for grabs from 10am today (January 10).

Routes in Greater Manchester which are included within the huge sale include Bolton to Manchester Victoria. Cheap tickets from Barrow-in-Furness to Manchester Piccadilly are also available.

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.

“We know our customers travel for a multitude of reasons – so our hope is this sale will make five million of them – be they for days out, weekends away or catch-ups with friends - that bit more affordable. 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.”

For full details and to browse the full range of discount tickets in the Northern sale, visit Northern Trains website.