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​25% discount on train travel for students

Press release   •   Mar 29, 2019 09:08 GMT

London Northwestern Railway is offering a 25% discount for students travelling to school or college by train.

A special term-time season ticket is being offered by the train operator to and from selected stations on the London Northwestern Railway network*.

The Student Season Ticket aims to make train travel a more affordable option for families and to encourage young people to consider a range of options for travelling to study.

Jonny Wiseman, customer experience director for London Northwestern Railway, said: “Travelling to school or college by train can be a fantastic choice for many. The Student Season Ticket offers the flexibility of a traditional season ticket, but at a price that reflects travel during the school and college terms.

“With timetable improvements being introduced from May, and further investment into rail services planned over the next few years – it’s a great time to encourage young people to use train services to travel for their studies.”

The tickets will be available to purchase online and may also be available through some schools and colleges.

For more information and to apply for the student season ticket, go to


*The Student Season Ticket will be available for London Northwestern Railway journeys to and from the following stations:

North Staffordshire and Cheshire

  • Hartford
  • Crewe
  • Stoke-on-Trent
  • Stone
  • Stafford

South Staffordshire, Warwickshire and Northamptonshire

  • Tamworth
  • Atherston
  • Nuneaton
  • Northampton

Bedfordshire and Three Counties

  • Wolverton
  • Milton Keynes
  • Leighton Buzzard
  • Tring
  • Berkhamsted
  • Hemel Hempstead
  • Apsley
  • Kings Langley
  • Watford Junction
  • Bushey
  • Harrow & Wealdstone
  • Stewartby
  • Bedford St Johns
  • Bedford
  • St Albans Abbey
  • Garston

About West Midlands Trains

For further information on this release, call our press office on 03300 955150 or email

West Midlands Trains operates both West Midlands Railway and London Northwestern Railway services.

  • London Northwestern Railway services operate between Liverpool and Birmingham, and on the West Coast mainline to and from London Euston.
  • West Midlands Railway services operate to destinations across the West Midlands via Birmingham New Street.

For more information on these services visit or

The West Midlands Trains franchise started on 10 December 2017 and will run until 2025/26.

West Midlands Trains operates 1,300 services a day, manages 150 stations and provides over 70 million passenger journeys a year. Over the course of the franchise, West Midlands Trains will be investing £1 billion into the rail network to deliver new trains, improved routes and station upgrades. This will include 400 new train carriages across the network and space for an extra 85,000 passengers into Birmingham and London at peak times.

The franchise is a joint venture between Abellio (70.1% share) and East Japan Railway Company / Mitsui & Co., Ltd (29.9% share in a 50:50 split). Abellio is the international passenger transport subsidiary of the Dutch national railway company, Nederlandse Spoorwegen. In the UK, Abelllio operates ScotRail and Greater Anglia train services, Merseyrail services in a joint venture with Serco and buses through Abellio London. For more information visit

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