Get a free ticket to ride

THOUSANDS of free tickets are being given away by one of the region’s rail operators.

Northern Rail is running the giveaway to mark the launch of its new online ticketing facility.

The service allows passengers to buy tickets to any UK destination, with no hidden charges such as credit card, booking or postage fees.

Managing Director Ian Bevan said: “We are thrilled to be able to offer our customers another way of purchasing tickets for not only our trains, but all trains that operate across the country.

“Our new online ticket service will allow our passengers to buy before they travel, avoiding queues at stations and giving them a more enjoyable journey experience.”

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Weekly prizes will be allocated until Sunday, October 23.