Railway Season Tickets
Types of Season Tickets
Standard season tickets allow unlimited travel between the two train stations shown on the ticket for the full duration of their validity. You can break your journey at any train station between the origin and destination station on your season ticket.
Combined rail-and-bus season tickets are available from some rail stations. This means if you can’t make your main journey by rail, you can then complete it by bus. Two separate season tickets may be required for some destinations.
These normally cost less than five standard day-returns. They are valid for a full seven days’ rail travel between the points shown on the train ticket.
Monthly season tickets are priced at less than four times the cost of 7-day train tickets and are valid for a full calendar month from the date of commencement.
This gives you a full calendar year’s weekday travel for the price of only 40 weekly tickets. Annual Card holders can also save a third on the price of most Standard Class train fares in the region at weekends and on Bank Holidays. You can also take up to three adults with you at the same discount, while up to four children (aged 5–15) may accompany you for a minimum of £1 each.
How do I buy my first season ticket?
Your season ticket is not valid without a photocard, and both must always be carried together. A photocard will be issued to you free of charge when you first purchase a season ticket. You just need to take a passport-sized photograph to a ticket office and we’ll do the rest. As long as your photo remains a good likeness, you can continue to use the photocard with any subsequent season tickets that you buy.