NORTHERN has urged carers in the area to remember they are eligible for a special 25 per cent discount on advance purchase tickets on the region's train services.

The train operator issued the reminder during Carers Week 2024, which runs until Sunday.

The saving, which is available via Discounts for Carers, is delivered in partnership with Network - a company which specialises in employee discounts and benefits.

The discount is available on all of the train operator's 2,500 services a day.

Stuart Taylor, head of commercial development at Northern, said: "There are 5.7 million unpaid carers in the UK.

"With their thoughts focussed on the welfare of others, it's easy for those providing care to forget they themselves are eligible for support – in our case, a 25 per cent discount on advance purchase tickets.

"Carers, both paid and unpaid, do an amazing job and we're happy to support them by offering this special discount on their journeys."

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring.

Northern launched its partnership with Discounts for Carers in 2023.

As part of the same scheme, the train operator also offers a 25 per cent discount on advance purchase tickets to NHS workers, teachers and employees of registered charities.