Northern offer 1,000 free train tickets for commuters

NORTHERN are offering commuters 1,000 free train journeys to work following their GBP1 flash sale earlier this month. The train operator, which serves cities across the North of England is launching their "Big Commuter Giveaway" promotion to anyone who buys a daily, weekly or annual season ticket during September or October. The giveaway plans to reward 1,000 of its season ticket customers with the cost of their commute in the hopes of encouraging more people to take public transport to work.

Mark Powles, customer and commercial director at Northern, said: "Following the success of our GBP1 flash sale, we wanted to give something back to our season ticket customers, who commute to work with us on a regular basis. "And to those that haven't bought a season ticket before - but are facing rising petrol prices and mounting city centre parking charges - we hope the chance to win back the cost of their commute might help convince them to make the switch from road to rail. "We've made great strides in the last 12-18 months in terms of the customer experience - with our new fleet of modern trains and station renovations.

I'm confident new rail commuters will be pleasantly surprised."

Anyone who buys a season ticket during that time will be entered into a draw from which 500 people a month will win back the cost of their ticket up to the value of GBP100.

For more information about season tickets and to enter the draw, please visit www.northernrailway.co.uk/freecommute.