Northern Trains want to get school children on board their services through huge 75% discount on tickets

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The train discounts will be available for students returning to school in September

Train company Northern Trains is to offer 75% off rail tickets to school children from September. The move is Northern’s way of trying to entice students to rail from the road on their commute to school. 

 The significant discount will be available on annual tickets bought as part of their Under 16 Education Season Ticket scheme. These tickets went on sale on August 1 and can be purchased through the Northern Trains website.  

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Mark Powles, commercial and customer director at Northern, said: “The school run can be one of the most stressful times of the day for parents – and we want to make it a thing of the past.

“With 75%-off the cost of their journey for anyone that signs-up for the full school year, our Under 16 Education Season Tickets offer one of the most generous discounts of any ticket scheme in the country.”

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In the 2022-23 academic year, Northern welcomed around 15,000 student commuters on-board its services every week - but only 3,300 (3,294) of them travelled using one of the heavily discounted Under 16 Education Season Tickets, paying an average cost of £200.21 for the year.

Powles added: “By encouraging students to use the train from an early age, we also hope to kickstart a lifelong habit of commuting by rail.”

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