50% Train Fares with 16-25 Railcard @TransPennine Express
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50% Train Fares with 16-25 Railcard @TransPennine Express

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Found 24th Sep 2013
Hello, just got this email today and some of the prices are really cheap. It just depends where you're going but a single to Liverpool from Manchester for just £2 is pretty darn cheap!

From a quick search it seems they've done this deal a few years ago too, although it's not been very popular. It certainly will save me about £4 each journey though.

Here's the terms and conditions:

- The additional discount from 34% to 50% is ONLY available from tickets on First TransPennine Express services, and ONLY when purchased through the URL tpexpress.co.uk/tra…nts.

- The additional discount only applies to Advance Purchase tickets, and excludes the Airport Advance tickets to and from Manchester Airport.

- Tickets must be purchased in advance of travel, and are subject to availability, so book early to get the best possible fares.

- Customers must select a 16-25 Railcard in order to obtain discount, and must present this when you travel.

- Tickets are non-refundable, and are only valid on the date and train services(s) shown on the ticket(s).

- Prices are correct at the time of going to press.


I spent another 15 minutes with an advisor as my results were showing up with "No fares available": turns out it's not applicable to Open Returns. But it can be used for Returns, just gotta select a time. Also note that they can't be used for next day purchases as it wouldn't be classed as Advanced.

Hope this saves people some pounds!

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Be careful about booking in advance with Transpennine Express: A lot of their trains are being cancelled/disrupted at the moment due to a dispute with drivers and there is a ballot for industrial action, including strikes to take place.

There's no dispute they just don't employ enough people to run trains without overtime.

Express? I use the Transpennine service on occasion and they might as well be using Stephenson's Rocket.

Original Poster

Good point, I'd be more careful of Sunday trains than anything. I've had a few cancelled on Sundays and sadly one of them was the last train back! I was stuck at an airport and had to make other arrangements but my ticket was an Open Return, I wonder is it possible to dispute? The reason that was given was "staff unavailability" or something (this was just about a month ago).

Kakkun

Good point, I'd be more careful of Sunday trains than anything. I've had … Good point, I'd be more careful of Sunday trains than anything. I've had a few cancelled on Sundays and sadly one of them was the last train back! I was stuck at an airport and had to make other arrangements but my ticket was an Open Return, I wonder is it possible to dispute? The reason that was given was "staff unavailability" or something (this was just about a month ago).



Take the ticket back to the place of purchase if its local to you, or call them up. Explain what happened and you should get a refund, but it has to be within 28 days I think.
Edited by: "t_kaay" 24th Sep 2013

Original Poster

Thanks! I'll have a go :).

I just tried to book a few advance fares for this week for the mornings. They're all unavailable o_o. Kinda makes me want to vote my own post cold! oO

Been looking at this when I saw the deal earlier in the week, Son needs a ticket from Lancaster to Man this Sunday, the deal brings the price down a little but ties to specific trains, extra £1.95 for usual fare allows any train on the route, he prefer's the flexibility but for those that don't there are savings with this.
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