Northern flash sale- 10p advance tickets

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  1. Trackman

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  3. bspahh

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    I bought a return for Leeds to Settle and Carlisle for 20p. If I search on Monday 9th September similar tickets are available on the 09:17 from Leeds that gets to Carlisle at 12:01. Then there is a return from 14:50 that gets back at 17:39.

    I think the journey will need to be only on Northern trains.
     
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    thanks, I've put dates in for September, the 10ps are showing now.
    edit- just read: between September 1 and September 30 only
     
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    You can also get a 10p fare from Nottingham to Carlisle, which is ~ 6 hours! However, I couldn't spot one that would allow a day trip. I don't like the idea of missing a train, and ending up having to buy a ticket at walk on prices for a long journey. As the saying goes ... Keep It Simple Stupid
     
  6. Darandio

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    Hmm, Redcar Central to Carlisle and back on Sunday 8th September for me and the lad for 30p. Decisions.

    Decision made. :lol:

     
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  7. johntea

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    Is the 5p/10p purely an accounting thing?

    Delay repay would be interesting to claim on that ;)
     
  8. yorksrob

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    This was the talk of my office today.

    I assumed some sort of error.
     
  9. Saperstein

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    Thanks.

    I bought a Liverpool Lime Street to Preston return (issued as 2 singles) for 20p.

    Collected them from one of the Virgin machines at Lime Street (Northern machine was in use and a q).

    Tickets printed ok but it says only valid with reservations. The reservations did print but are unreadable.

    Where do I stand (yes I know it’s only 20p but if I can’t rebook?).

    Saperstein.
     
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    Show them to the ticket office and see what they advise. I suspect it will be to just travel with them as is.
     
  11. Darandio

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    I wonder how many people take the option of having them posted and how much Northern lose from this.
     
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    Which VT TVM a Lime Street did you use? I have heard of this being a problem before with one of the TVMs printing things and them hardly being readable.
     
  13. Merseysider

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    I'd suggest having the booking confirmation available, ie printed out or on your phone, for peace of mind.
     
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    They're still out there but much depends what options your local stn on the list has. My local stn is not even on the list so I did a dummy run from PRE. Many had gone but if you choose one of the less popular destinations i would guess you can still get them. My comment is that I don't seem to be able to buy for a group; the buy option was only for one adult...
     
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    Click on 'More Options'. I've bought tickets (see above) for 1 adult and 1 child.
     
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    Cheers Darandio.
     
  17. Bearclaw

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    This is great. I've just booked my entire scout troop on to do Leeds to York for a weekend for a fiver. It cost me more for the extra adult I needed when the flash tickets were sold out.

    Happy days a walk round the walls and then the national rail museum beckons !
     
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    Just snapped up day trip to Manchester for myself and my wife for 40p. Tickets to be posted as no TVMs in Merseyrail land.
     
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    Day trips booked for Leeds - Blackpool and Leeds - Chester 40p total it'll cost them more than that too print the ticket and post it. Must be really desperate on some routes too get people using them.
     
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    Did you not use priv lol
     
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    I don't have priv. It was a stretch, but I could just about afford it. :lol:
     
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    I wonder if Northern are using this offer to entice passengers back to the railway by introducing them to their new trains?
     
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    So delay repay of 3p for 15-29 min delays...
     
  24. Merseysider

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    Quite possibly.

    Though to be honest, there's some who wouldn't travel with Northern again even if you paid them!
     
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    Will have to look into this for a day out in September.
     
  26. Mitchell Hurd

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    I'm assuming I can buy a 10p ticket for use on the 30/09/19?
     
  27. Merseysider

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    Subject to availability, yes.
     
  28. Karl

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    Hopefully by the 30th of September Northern's £10 newspaper offer will be on again. Their 10p offer is a generous and gratefully received, but I love the freedom of the Northern Network for a tenner. It's the only time I get out for a day out on a train when their offer is on. Fingers crossed.
     
  29. Mitchell Hurd

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    Well. I've made history! Getting to and from a train station for the cheapest ticket price - 20p.

    10:18 from Leeds to Lancaster arriving 12:10 (10p).
    14:47 from Leeds to Lancaster arriving 16:39 (10p).

    Both for the 30/09/19. I think this is the one occasion where I'm happy for literally any of Northerns DMU's to turn up on both - as long as they run and the trains themselves perform well I don't care :)!
     
  30. johntea

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    In terms of how much it'll cost Northern...it's actually probably a very cheap marketing campaign for them!
     
  31. jtuk

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    I've booked Manchester to Sheffield return for 20p, I'd love to see what new train they run on that one
     

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