New Northern booking facility encourages group travel

Train operator, Northern, will now offer groups of ten or more the opportunity to book their travel online as it seeks to encourage group travel organisers off the road and onto the railway.

It has a dedicated group travel team that will respond to enquiries within two working days and make all the arrangements required.

Group bookers will get up to 20% discount on standard fares. Meanwhile, youth groups could get up to a maximum 76% saving with child fares already discounted by 50% – supporting young people using rail for group travel.

Mark Powles, commercial and customer director at Northern, said: “Our network of over 540 stations covers both sides of the Pennines, down to the Midlands and up to the Borders of Scotland. As such, groups looking to explore the region have unrivalled connectivity with Northern.

“For international visitors, who might arrive into London and then travel North to visit historic cities like Chester and Liverpool or the Lake District National Park, we are working with our partners at Avanti and LNER, who have a role to play in bringing them to our Northern hubs so we can get them out to where they want to be.”

Image credit: Northern Rail

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