Archive for the ‘Special Offers’ Category

TransPennine Express Club 55 back from 14 September ….

Posted on August 24th, 2015, by The Chairman

Useful for those upcoming autumn days out, First TransPennine Express are once again running their popular Club 55 promotion. This promotion is open to anyone aged 55 years or over at the time they are travelling. Proof of age must be available at time of travelling. The tickets are valid for journeys that are wholly […]

Wayfarer Day Tickets now available at local PayPoints! ….

Posted on January 15th, 2013, by The Chairman

Wayfarer ticket prices increased on 14 January, but they’re still very good value. Wayfarers are now available from Paypoints. They’re still valid on buses before 9.30am on Monday to Friday. TfGM’s press release states: ******************************************************************************* Popular ‘Wayfarer’ day tickets now available by PayPoint A popular bus, train and tram ticket that allows travel across Greater […]

Ffestiniog Round Robin valid from the Mid Cheshire line ….

Posted on May 15th, 2012, by The Chairman

*** UPDATED FOR 2013 TIMES & FARES *** Fancy a day out on a circular tour around North Wales including a steam train on the famous Ffestiniog Railway? The Ffestiniog Round Robin is valid from stations on the Mid Cheshire line. You can go in either direction, clockwise or anticlockwise. I like both!! Here’s the […]

Arriva Trains Wales Club 55 starts again ….

Posted on August 24th, 2011, by The Chairman

Good news those of us over 55 with the Arriva Trains Wales Club 55 offer running again from 4 September with travel valid up to 14 December. Note that there are again add ons for selected routes off the ATW area. The Northern add-on has increased by 50p to £1.50 being valid from Knutsford and […]

Merseyrail – the Single that’s much, much more! ….

Posted on March 23rd, 2011, by The Chairman

Confused? So’s everyone else! In 2010 Merseyrail abolished their Off Peak (Cheap Day) tickets, introducing the Day Saver instead which is a Day Ranger/Rover valid from 0930. Thus, from Chester the Anytime Return to Liverpool is £6.45, but the Day Saver valid for all Wirral Line services as a “runabout” from 0930 is a great […]

Club 55 is back again ….

Posted on January 10th, 2011, by The Chairman

Great news for those over 55! Arriva Trains Wales Club 55 came back on 9 January and runs until 9 April – details here. As before there’s a £1 Northern add-on fare for Northern services from Knutsford and stations towards Manchester and a £5 London Midland add-on for the Crewe-Liverpool line. First Scotrail Club 55 […]

Small Groups of 3 to 9 ….

Posted on December 2nd, 2010, by The Chairman

We’ve had a number of people travelling on our line recently on “Small Groups” tickets. I didn’t know what these were, and it seems neither did our conductors. On investigation, it turns out these tickets are only valid on services where Arriva Trains Wales (ATW) sets the fare; they provide a 25% discount for groups […]

Club 55 is even bigger ….

Posted on October 2nd, 2010, by The Chairman

Club 55 is back for the Autumn. The scheme now includes all First Group rail operators, as well as Arriva Trains Wales. Here’s the details courtesy of TPE’s website. I’ve just used it to go from Mobberley to Porthmadog, the long way round via Shrewsbury, Machynlleth and Barmouth. £16 from Mobberley, that’s £15 plus Arriva […]

Go Ape at Delamere by Train ….

Posted on August 5th, 2010, by Vice Chairman

With the kids off school at the moment – here is an opportunity to play Tarzan. If you travel by train to Delamere Railway Station, you can take them to Go Ape and get a 20% discount off their prices. This offer is valid Monday to Friday excluding Bank Holidays.  You must quote Code CCR020 when booking […]

Chester Zoo’s Free Shuttle Bus back for 2010 ….

Posted on June 9th, 2010, by The Chairman

Chester Zoo’s free shuttle bus Tiger has made a “roaring” return to the city for 2010! The service is free of charge for all Zoo visitors who have travelled by train to Chester and runs daily until 12 September. Details on Chester Zoo’s rather colourful website!