Do your kids take the train to school?
Did you know that Northern Trains operate an 11-16 Educational Season Ticket which gives up to 50% discount on a child season ticket?
- The tickets can be bought online
- 50% discount on an annual ticket applies when bought online
- 40% discount on a termly ticket for Autumn, Spring and Summer
- The season ticket offers no restrictions, which means students can use the ticket at evenings and weekends between their two chosen stations
- No worries about getting the correct fare together each morning
- Lost season tickets can be replaced
- No risk of penalty fares
- The ticket offers great value for money
Spring Term and Spring/Summer term tickets are still available to purchase
NEW Spring/Summer Term tickets are also available to purchase
For any Spring/Summer Term ticket purchased we will give you a weekend travel voucher for four people to use on Northern services
Spread the Word - Refer a Parent
Why not refer another parent to buy a ticket and take advantage of these great savings. For every referral that goes on to purchase an Educational Season ticket, we will enter you, and them, into a draw to win an annual education season ticket for the next academic year (the referring parent must have also purchased an Educational Season ticket).
Check participating schools
Please check timetables before you apply for a ticket
Educational Season Tickets FAQs
The discount for the Under 16 scheme is 50% off a child fare for a full school year season ticket and 40% off for a term time ticket purchased online.
If a passenger gets on a train without a ticket or promise to pay notice at a station where ticket buying facilities are available, they may be liable to pay a Penalty Fare. The penalty is the greater of £20 or twice the full single from the station where they got on the train to the next station at which the train stops. If the passenger wants to travel beyond the next station, they must also pay the relevant fare from that station to their destination. If you refuse to pay the Penalty Fare, then you may be prosecuted under criminal law. Full details about Penalty Fares can be found here.
Yes - please download the form and take to the station. Please note that the discount will be lower than purchasing the ticket online.
If a pupil turns 16 years old within the ticket's validity period, the discounted ticket will continue to be valid for a further four months after their 16th birthday.
After this time it would be advisable to change to a 16-17 Saver card
To take up this offer click through to the application page. If you are eligible complete the application form and make payment. You can also download the PDF form and take to your local ticket office where they will administer your ticket for you there and then.
Terms and Conditions
Tickets are valid at weekends and evenings.
Educational season tickets are offered on condition that the users of the tickets agree to abide by the National Rail conditions of travel and the railway Byelaws. Any repeated breach of these conditions may result in withdrawal of the ticket.
Avoiding the payment of a fare is a very serious matter. Any person without a valid ticket having had an opportunity to purchase one risks prosecution for fare avoidance. Penalty Fares are now in operation across the Northern network.