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With many restrictions lifting, Northern is on hand to help you get back to the workplace, at your own pace. Whether that’s the odd day here and there, or straight back to the way things were.

Whatever your return to work plans, we have a great-value ticket and the support to match - whether Season ticketsFlexi Season tickets or Day Returns.

What's the best ticket for you?

From day tickets to season tickets, you've a great deal of choice when it comes to commuting by rail. Discover how much you could save below...

Key season ticket benefits

If you're ready to return to the workplace more often , there are many benefits for choosing a season ticket:

  • Save up to 33%* with a weekly season ticket
  • Unlimited travel between your two stations
  • Huge savings over the course of a month or year
  • Renew without the queue on a Smartcard or Barcode
  • Mobile and ticket machine collection now available
  • Annual, Monthly and Weekly options available

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Other support available

Job seeker discounts

Discounted Northern travel to job interviews

Educational Tickets

Up to 50% off child season tickets

Corporate Seasons

Help your staff with discounted train travel

Season Ticket breakdown

View our wide range of budget-friendly tickets
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Commuter perks

As a little "thank you" for travelling with Northern, we've got some great perks to brighten up your journey. Use them to learn a new skill, grab breakfast on the go or read your favourite magazines on-board. What's more, you can use our free WiFi on-board ...

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A better way to go

You spoke, we listened. We've been working hard to improve every step of your journey, including:

  • Travel in style - Our new look fleet is made up of 100 new state-of-the-art trains and another 240 fully-refurbished
  • Extra-comfy seats - Sit back, take in the views and enjoy a more comfortable journey
  • You've got the power - Make use of the charging points at every seat on all new Northern trains
  • Free WiFi - Stay connected with free WiFi on our new trains. Browse 'til your heart's content
  • Extra clean carriages - our 600-strong cleaning team are working round the clock. Thanks team!

You can also expect to see a range of new and improved facilities in Northern's stations across the North:

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We've asked your fellow passengers their tips for a calm commute: 

  • Arrive with time to spare – because a relaxed commute is an easy commute
  • Join the conversation – find yourself a great podcast and get involved with the here and now
  • Feel the beat – invest in some good headphones… zoning into that favourite playlist will always pop a smile on your face
  • Find your inner zen – apps such as Headspace or Calm are the perfect way to bring you into a state of relaxation
  • Be kind to one another – who doesn’t love a bit of positivity? A smile to a fellow passenger might be all that’s needed to brighten up their day.


Using your journey for wellbeing 

Working from home wasn’t for everyone.

You told us you missed your colleagues, the energy of face-to-face meetings and the after-work socialising. We get it.

Rail travel offers a calmer commute compared to traffic jams. That's why we've have put together a list of tips for you to get more from your journeys back to the workplace with Northern.  

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Go Do Your Thing After Work

Sometimes there’s more to life than the 9-5… with so many after work social activities in close proximity to your workplace – and the train station - just waiting to be discovered, rather than heading straight home after work, why not grab a drink with ...

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Streamline your journey and get tickets straight to your phone. Making your journey contact-free.