NORTHERN is encouraging commuters in the north west to switch from driving to taking the train as they could save hundreds of pounds a year.
According to the train operator’s data, commuters who choose to take the train could reduce the cost of their daily journey to work by up to 24 per cent.
For customers with an annual season ticket travelling from Chester to Manchester, taking the train costs £14.06 compared to £18.40 when driving.
Other routes such as Blackburn to Manchester, offer a saving of 20% when taking the train instead of driving and travelling from Bolton to Manchester would mean a saving of 23%.
Chris Jackson, regional director at Northern, said: “As the cost of fuel continues to rise, it’s important that commuters understand the savings they can make by switching to the train. Not only is it a more affordable option, but it’s also better for the environment, with each train journey helping to reduce congestion and air pollution on our roads.”
To make train travel even more affordable, a Northern Season ticket represents the biggest discount and unlimited journeys between two named stations. Now available as Barcode ticket, it makes it even easier to renew and travel with.
For customers who travel less frequently, Northern offers flexi season tickets, which offer any eight days travel in a 28-day window.
Commuters can find out more about the cost savings they can make by switching to taking the train here