Train operator Northern has launched a flash sale that reduces the price of more than one million of its tickets for journeys across the North of England to £1.
The £1 fares are available on bookings made online or through the Northern app for travel between Tuesday 6 September and Thursday 20 October, reported railbusinessdaily.
Mark Powles, customer and commercial director at Northern, said: “This is our way of helping to extend the summer holiday feeling by a further six weeks – getting people through until the start of the October half-term.
“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 on a first-come, first serve basis – so those looking to take advantage of these great £1 fares should book early to avoid disappointment. When they’re gone, they’re gone.”
In order to qualify for the £1 promotional tickets, they must be booked seven days in advance of travel, and the £1 sale fares are spread across Northern’s nearly 2,000 services a day, about 5-10 per cent of service capacity up for grabs at the “flash sale” rate.
Some of the peak-time trains are excluded, as well as those that are already expected to be busy because of events in the region.
Northern is the UK’s second-largest train operator, serving nearly 500 stations in the North of England.