New bus and train discounts as summer approaches

Transport companies are offering big discounts to long-distance passengers in Sheffield with tickets starting at just £2. 

FlixBus is offering the £2 tickets from Sheffield to Taunton before the end of July to celebrate its second anniversary. Meanwhile, Northern Railway has announced the launch of £5 tickets from Sheffield to Cleethorpes.

UK coach brand FlixBus is described as the fastest-growing one. They has introduced a six-hour new route directly to Taunton, Somerset, which usually takes 10 hours, including transit in London. Another route from Sheffield to Peterborough takes less than two hours. Tickets can be purchased up to 31 July.

Andreas Schorling, Managing Director of FlixBus UK, said: “We’re really delighted to be adding more routes and destinations on our network than ever before, offering customers more opportunities to explore the country for as little as £2.”

For other routes to or from Sheffield, FlixBus is also sharing a 20% off code for any ticket. 

Mr Schorling also said: “We believe transport should be affordable, sustainable and accessible to everyone. Response from the UK public to our service has been phenomenal, so we wanted to give something back to our passengers for our second anniversary.”

FlixBus was launched under Flix, a global mobility provider, two years ago. It has expanded its routes within two years and has had over 100 million customers since its launch.

Jacob Jeffrey, 20, a passenger of FlixBus going from Sheffield Meadowhall Interchange to Bristol, said: “Last time was fine although it was 10-min late. Staff were alright, and everything was smooth.”

Click here to find your journeys with FlixBus before the end of July.

Northern Railway announced the launch of £5 tickets from Sheffield to Cleethorpes as all set for the summer timetable change. It will come into effect from 21 May. 

There will be two Northern trains a day between Sheffield and Cleethorpes. The outbound service departs at 9.54 am and arrives at 11.44 am, and the return service leaves Cleethorpes at 1.20 pm and reaches Sheffield at 3.12 pm.

Tricia Williams, Chief Operating Officer of Northern, said: “The new timetable coming into effect next month is part of a national timetable change process that takes place twice a year for all train operators in England.

“There are a very small number of services that have been removed from the timetable which reflects customer demand and we have already communicated that information to those communities.”

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Written by Elim Lau

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