Transport Secretary Grant Shapps announces 'Great British Rail Sale'

Grant Shapps has celebrated a sale on UK train tickets by featuring in a bizarre video promoting the fare cuts.The transport secretary can be seen "visiting" popular tourist destinations including London, Edinburgh and Cornwall.Standing in front of a green screen, he explains the "Great British Rail Sale" that has seen ticket prices slashed by as much as 50 per cent, with cheaper off-peak travel on offer in April and May."We've had two years of living life virtually, it's time to get real and visit our beautiful country," Mr Shapps said.Click here to sign up for our newsletters.

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