TikTok star, 91, reveals hack for cheap train tickets during Birmingham birthday trip

A 91-year-old TikTok star who hails from Birmingham has revealed a handy travel hack to get cheaper tickets on the train. Grandad Joe shared how he saved around 23 per cent on his train fare in a video to his 7.1 million followers.

Joe posts all manners of funny and heart-warming videos and among his latest ones included a trip back to Birmingham on the train. He travelled via West Midlands Railway into the city centre where he enjoyed a spot of lunch at Bill's with his daughter for his 91st birthday.

Joe said: "As part of my 91st birthday celebrations, my daughter and I decided to visit my hometown of Birmingham for a fun day out together. I booked the train tickets on the West Midlands Railway app, we chose the off-peak return tickets because the trains aren't as busy during the commuter times, plus the off-peak tickets are a lot cheaper.

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"We had a lovely time looking around together and we treated ourselves to a nice lunch. It's been many years since I visited Birmingham, I couldn't believe how much it's changed.

"We'll definitely do this again and I would recommend you do too. The West Midlands has some great places to visit and travelling by train off-peak is a great way to do it."

Purchasing off-peak tickets means you save an average of around 23 per cent on train fares when travelling with West Midlands Railway. Off-peak fares are valid during the week at 9.30am from Monday to Friday. Tickets can also be bought all day during weekends and bank holidays.

To view Grandad Joe's channel, click here.