Train tickets are set to be slashed by as much as half as the UK Government tries to ease cost-of-living pressures with cheaper rail travel in April and May

More than one million train tickets are being reduced this spring in what has been dubbed the ‘Great British Rail Sale’

The Department for Transport (DfT) is hoping the move will help households facing rising bills and soaring inflation to afford trips across the UK and boost domestic tourism.

To bring some Manchester to Newcastle journeys down to a little over £10, while seats on some London to Edinburgh services will be slashed from £44 to £22.

Tickets will be available on selected advance fares from 10am, with passengers able to purchase them from the National Rail website

Discounted tickets are on sale from Tuesday April 19 and tickets must be for travel between April 25 until May 27, 2022.

Mr Shapps said: The rail industry are coming together to help passengers facing rising costs of living by offering up to 50%

Great British Rail Sale: "As part of the Great British Rail Sale customers will enjoy over one million discounted tickets,

London to Cardiff: was £47, now £25

York to Leeds: was £5.60, now £2.80

Manchester to Newcastle: was £20.60, now £10.30

London to Edinburgh: was £44, now £22

Wolverhampton to Liverpool: was £10.50, now £5.25

Savings on offer for off-peak tickets include: