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If you're after Great Northern train tickets, look no further. At TrainPal, we'll show you where Great Northern can take you and how to book the best value fares for your journey. To find Great Northern tickets, simply start a search above, and we'll show you the best available journey times and prices. Keep reading for more information on classes, onboard amenities, destinations, and cheap train ticket tips.

About Great Northern

The Great Northern was a transcontinental railroad system extending from St. Louis. From Paul to Seattle. On September 18, 1889, James J. Hill built the Great He Northern Railroad from the fallen St. Louis. Paul and Pacific, Minneapolis and St. Cloud. On February 1, 1890, the Great Northern, Montana he took control of other railroad companies, including the Central Railroad and St. Louis. Paul, Minneapolis, Manitoba. Hill avoided insolvency by building in phases, creating profitable lines first and then embarking on further expansion. His company sold homesteads to immigrants and provided trains to get them to their new homes. They sought more immigrants by placing advertisements in European newspapers and hiring foreign agents looking for immigrants looking for their farmland. The railroad company reinvests profits into the company to facilitate expansion and improve existing infrastructure. Hill brought in the industry and strategically placed it along the network. This pattern continued throughout his 1880s, expanding his empire to Wisconsin, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Montana. Railroads carried goods and passengers, encouraged immigration along the route, and helped deliver harvested wheat to markets in Minneapolis. The Great Northern was to become a true transcontinental railroad. Crossing the Mississippi River with Paul and the Minneapolis Stone His Arch Bridge, the line ran west through North Dakota and Montana. The Great Northern was built north of the North Pacific Route. It continued all the way to the Rocky Mountains, where it used the recently discovered Marias Pass to cross the continental divide. The official completion of construction took place on January 6, 1893 in Scenic, Washington. The Great Northern was known for the Empire Builder Passenger Train that ran up the West Coast through Glacier National Park. Antitrust laws forced Hill to sell other railroad shares, but the Great Northern Railway survived the recession and proved to be a profitable railroad for much of the 20th century.

Great Northern Route Map

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Unsure about where to start your Great Northern adventure? Use our map to plan out where you want to go. From London, you can enjoy high-speed services to destinations like Liverpool, Edinburgh and Manchester. Great Northern are one of the primary rail operators in the UK, providing services from London Euston and a number of major terminals including Birmingham New Street, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street. Many of the routes feature high-speed services with no changes required, making Great Northern an excellent alternative to air travel if you're looking to traverse up or down the length of the country.

What can Great Northern offers

Great Expectations isn't just a slogan, it's an attitude. At Great Northern, we meet challenges with an unwavering spirit to do what others cannot or do not. It's in our DNA. And that's exactly what you expect from Great Northern.
  • 1. Save money on group bookings
  • raveling by train is cheaper with a friend. For groups of 3-9 adults traveling together, GroupSave offers 34% discount on Off-Peak trips (uncrowded weekdays, all day weekends and bank holidays).
  • 2. Flexi Season tickets
  • Working from home on Wednesday and have a meeting on Friday? With the new Smart Card National Flexi Season Ticket, you get eight travel cards between two destinations over a 28-day period, allowing unlimited travel between stations of your choice throughout the day. This is just one of many tickets available to help you commute. Purchase your Flexi Season Ticket online or at the ticket office, load it onto your Key Smartcard, and travel when it's convenient for you.
  • 3. Featured Train Rides
  • Dineer Train Ride, Bed&Breakfast Train, Wine & Cheese Train Ride - for couples Family Pizza Train, Santa Train - for families
  • How to Get Cheap Great Northern tickets

    Looking for cheap train tickets on Great Northern routes? We've got you covered! Check out the suggestions below and discover tips you can use to save on your next train journey.
    Book in advance
    Book in advance
    If you're planning your journey in advance, take note that UK train tickets are generally available to book 3 months before the departure date. Keep an eye out for Advance tickets - they tend to be cheaper but have the potential to sell out quickly, especially on popular routes.
    Travel Off-Peak
    Travel Off-Peak
    Looking to save on UK trains? Book reduced fares by selecting times of the day that aren't so busy. When you search for trains with us, we'll show you all of the options available for your trip and point out low-priced recommendations.
    Split Tickets
    TrainPal can help travellers save up to 95.25% of the original rail fare in the U.K. In addition to the traditional split ticketing features, TrainPal also offers a flexible split ticketing option which give travellers the best value to help you save even more. First class split tickets are also available.
    Use your Railcard
    National Railcards offer up to 1/3 off train tickets in the UK and can be a great investment if you travel a few times or more in a year. Find out how you can save with a TrainPal Railcard.

    Great Northern Train Classes

    Standard Class

    • You canget free WiFi
    • At Seat order

    First Class

    • Wider seats and tables
    • Quieter environment
    • Free WiFi
    • At Seat order

    Travelling with a Railcard

    Travelling with Great Northern a few times a year? Get a Railcard and you'll save up to 1/3 on eligible journeys. Click on one of the Railcard types below to see the various eligibility requirements.

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    · Great for ages 16-25 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £189!
    · 3-year Railcard available to under 24s only

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    /railcard-guide/26-30-railcard

    · Great for ages 26-30 solo travel
    · Save 1/3 on eligible rail-travel fares
    · Average annual savings up to £251!

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    /railcard-guide/two-together-railcard

    · For ages 16+ couples travel together
    · Named passengers save 1/3 on eligible fares
    · £15 each! Best discount for couple travel

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    /railcard-guide/family-and-friends-railcard

    · Great for families who love to travel
    · 1-4 adults save 1/3 on eligible fares, 1-4 children save 60%
    · Average annual savings up to £114!

    See Details >

    More info about Great Northern

    Q:
    Can I take a bicycle on Great Northern?
    A:
    If you have a folding bicycle, you can fold it up and take it with you on any train at any time.
    Q:
    Where can I find out more information about timetables?
    A:
    Click here to view and download the current timetable. We also provide details of upcoming timetable changes and frequently asked questions about the changes on our timetable page.
    Q:
    Are your trains accessible for people with disabilities?
    A:
    All of our trains can be used by people with disabilities. We offer an assisted travel service if you need help at our stations to get the train - for example a wheelchair ramp.
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