ScotRail has slashed the price of all Monday to Friday Off-Peak tickets by 50% until Sunday, 15th May, to encourage people across the country to return to Scotland’s Railway.
The offer is funded by the Scottish Government and is the latest ‘Yours to Use’ initiative from ScotRail.
The aim behind the offer is to welcome customers back to rail as the country continues to recover from the pandemic.
The cut-price tickets are available on all Off-Peak tickets on valid routes, with massive savings to be had on train trips across the country. Tickets are valid for return travel within a month Plus, and can be used in conjunction with ScotRail’s ‘Kids for a Quid’, which means up to four children can travel, for £1 return each, with each adult.
Discounted tickets can be booked between 9th and 15th May inclusive, for travel between 9th and 31st May, and can be purchased in the following ways:
- Online at http://scotrail.co.uk/sale;
- by phone on 0344 811 0153;
- via the ScotRail app, using the promo code SRSALE in the railcards/promotions field.
Jenny Gilruth MSP, Transport Minister, said:
“In February, I set out the Scottish Government’s vision for a publicly owned ScotRail as a rail service which is focussed on passengers’ needs and interests and provides value for money to the taxpayer. This offer is further demonstration of our commitment becoming a reality.
“The Scottish Government understands that people are struggling right now and that the costs of travelling have risen sharply. We want to show people that travelling by train might offer an alternative. Clearly, there is more to do to make rail travel more affordable all year round and our fair fares review will look at the cost of travelling on all modes of public transport.
“Our National Conversation on rail services will also help shape what ScotRail services should look like in the long term – allowing the public, staff and our Trade Union partners to be part of that future vision. Public ownership should mean railways that work for the people and deliver for our communities and this Government remains committed to doing just that, working in partnership with ScotRail.”
Lesley Kane, ScotRail Commercial Director, said:
“This fantastic offer will mean more people can get out and enjoy Scotland throughout the month of May, whether for a day out or a holiday, so make sure you buy your tickets before 15 May.
“The pandemic has fundamentally changed the way people travel, and it is an absolute priority for ScotRail to do everything we can to attract customers to Scotland’s Railway. This offer is a reminder that Scotland’s Railway is ‘Yours to Use’.
“Travelling by train has many advantages over other modes of transport, and it’s crucial that we not only get our pre-pandemic customers back but also encourage more people to use the low-carbon alternative for their journeys.”