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January Sale spreads love for rail passengers

25 Jan 2011

First TransPennine Express (FTPE) is giving passengers the chance to plan ahead, save some money and treat a loved one with Valentines Day fast approaching.

FTPE is offering up to 1 million advance purchase tickets across its network to customers who book online at with travel available before 31st March 2011.

The sale, which finishes on 31st January 2011, has proved popular, with customers able to take advantage of a 25 per cent saving to destinations across the north of England and into Scotland.

The top three destinations so far have been Manchester, Edinburgh and York and with romantic settings such as these and great value fares what better opportunity is there to impress that someone special.

In its fourth year, the sale is proving very popular and offers customers a value for money alternative to the ever increasing cost of driving with the recent V.A.T and fuel duty rise.

Leo Goodwin, Commercial Director, said: "This offer is a fantastic opportunity for passengers to get hold of even greater value fares and travel to some amazing destinations.  With Valentines Day fast approaching we are giving passengers the chance to not only make great savings on rail travel but treat a loved one to a romantic trip."

The best priced advance fares are available on a first-come, first-served basis so customers are advised to book early to get hold of some of the best offers.

The January Sale tickets are available for travel in First Class and Standard Class on off-peak services and must be booked via the website,




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