The rail operator, LNER has unveiled its tickets for the festive period - with some of its fares starting at just £23.10.

LNER, which operates from the North East to destinations including London and Edinburgh, has revealed ticket pricing and what to expect onboard its trains.

The special fares will apply from Wednesday, December 21 up until Friday, January 6, giving people the chance to travel right over Christmas.

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LNER services will operate throughout those dates except on Christmas Day and Boxing Day - services will finish earlier on New Year's Eve.

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David Horne, Managing Director at LNER, said: “We are looking forward to welcoming people onboard our services this Christmas and New Year period.

"This Christmas we have thousands of our great value fares available and customers will also be able to enjoy a range of exciting and fresh festive food and drink options onboard.

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"As always, we recommend customers book direct on the LNER website or app and make a free-of-charge seat reservation for maximum comfort when travelling with us.”

The tickets are set to go live on Tuesday, October 8, and like other LNER tickets, they do not require a booking fee to be paid.

How much will tickets be?

London King’s Cross / Leeds Standard £19.80 / First Class £48.30

London King’s Cross / Newcastle Standard £23.10 / First Class £69.10

London King’s Cross / Edinburgh Standard £37.40 / First Class £86.00

London King’s Cross / York Standard £19.80 / First Class £53.50

York / Edinburgh Standard £19.10 / First Class £43.60

What to expect?

Onboard, LNER said a special festive menu will be introduced from November 30 up until January 4 for both standard and first class.

First class customers will be served the likes of chicken and stuffing sandwiches, stollen muffins and hog roast sausage rolls to apple and cinnamon tea.

North Yorkshire-based Masons Gin will also be offered as part of the First Class onboard offer alongside Baileys Irish Cream.

Standard class customers will be able to use the ‘Let’s Eat at Your Seat’ service to have items delivered to their own seat from the Café Bar.

Special seasonal sandwiches and snacks will be on offer including Lottie Shaws mince pies, Meatless Farm vegan sausage rolls, Cadbury’s Snowballs and Negroni Spritz.

LNER said that customers are always advised to plan ahead with planned engineering works due to take place at York Railway Station between December 27 and January 1. 

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