April 19, 2022 2.00 pm This story is over 26 months old

Lincoln routes included on up to half price tickets in The Great British Rail Sale

Government’s bid to see passenger numbers return to pre-COVID levels

By Local Democracy Reporter

The Great British Rail Sale has been introduced by the government, offering up to 50% off on over a million selected train tickets, including various routes in and out of Lincoln.

The government’s Department for Transport has announced The Great British Rail Sale to slash off-peak train journeys between April 25 and May 27 this year, in a bid to get passenger numbers back to pre-pandemic levels.

The offer ends on May 2 on over one million rail tickets across the country, including multiple routes both departing from and arriving at Lincoln Central.

Rail users will be able to go from Lincoln to Sheffield for ticket prices starting at just £1.50, to London Kings Cross for £11.60, and to Leicester from just £1.90.

For comparison, East Midlands Railway typically offers prices between £23 and £27.20 for advance singles from Lincoln to London Kings Cross, equating to a large saving  of at least 50% through the rail sale.

You can check the discounted routes to and from Lincoln, as well as other stations across the UK, on the National Rail website.

Trains from Leicester to Lincoln typically cost between £17.90 and £28.50 for a single ticket if booked within a few days of travel, but EMR are advertising this route to be starting from £1.90 as part of The Great British Rail Sale.

There are only a limited number of available tickets, so people are encouraged to book before May 2 to avoid disappointment for discounted travel between April 25 and May 27, 2022. Tickets must be purchased a minimum of one day in advance of the date of travel.