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Over one million half price rail tickets in first ever Great British Rail Sale

Over one million rail tickets will be slashed by up to 50% as the government and rail industry launch the first-of-its-kind Great British Rail Sale.

The public is encouraged to take advantage of this unprecedented sale, which sees for the first-time multiple operators come together to offer nationwide savings, giving passengers the chance to get their ‘next trip at a snip’.

The purpose of the campaign is to stimulate leisure rail travel, help connect friends and families, boost UK tourism, and encourage green travel across the country.

Tickets are on sale now, with discounts available on journeys from 25th April to 27th May.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said: “For the first time ever, operators across the rail industry are coming together to help passengers facing rising costs of living by offering up to 50% off more than a million tickets on journeys across Britain. There’s no better time to visit friends, family or just explore our great country, so book your tickets today.”

Jacqueline Starr, CEO of the Rail Delivery Group, added: “We want everyone to be able to benefit from travelling by train because it’s more than just a journey, it’s a way to connect everyone to the people, places and things they love. As part of the Great British Rail Sale customers will enjoy over one million discounted tickets, so they can explore some of the fantastic locations that are accessible by rail.”

Tickets can be purchased online from participating retailers with the up to half-price rate applying to a range of off-peak tickets spreading the length and breadth of the country.