A TRAIN operator has lowered its prices as the Government announced a hike in some fares.
Grand Central has introduced new advance purchase tickets for the first time.
It means Hartlepool travellers can now buy a ticket between London and any other stops for as little as £19.
This represents a saving of up to 70 per cent.
The advance purchase tickets are available now for travel after September 1.
News of the new prices came on the day the Government announced that most Government-regulated rail fares are expected to rise by around eight per cent from December.
Grand Central is a private train operator and the firm’s managing director, Tom Clift, said the new tickets represent the continuation of a “fair deal” for customers, alongside other offers including the “Kids Go Free” deal.