Train companies join forces to offer cheaper tickets

Grand Central has introduced new tickets to make travelling by train more affordable and convenient.

The train operating company has forged through-ticketing deals with fellow operators CrossCountry, Northern and Transpennine Express, which enables passengers from more locations than ever to connect onto the Grand Central network for journeys to London.  

The new  reduced-price fares, which are available for connecting travel using Grand Central and the partner train company without having to buy separate tickets , are on sale for travel up to twelve weeks in advance and bring more choice and cheaper fares for passengers travelling to London from across the north.

Grand Central’s pricing and distribution manager Steve Halstead said: “We’re delighted to announce these new cheaper fares, in partnership with other train companies in the North. Our customers are at the heart of what we do and we know more affordable ticket prices and easier access to our services are what matters to them.

“Our customers appreciate having a choice of operators and, through our partnerships with CrossCountry, Northern and Transpennine Express, they will be able to connect from more locations than ever onto the Grand Central network.

Established in 2007, Grand Central customer satisfaction levels are consistently high and the rail company has been named Britain’s best value rail operator for the 5th year in a row.

Grand Central is part of the Arriva group, one of the leading providers of passenger transport in Europe. Arriva employs more than 60,000 people and delivers over 2 billion passenger journeys across 14 European countries each year.

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