Happy New Year from Club 55 scheme

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ScotRail’s most popular ticket offer is back – from January 16 – with prices held at autumn 2011 rates.

Customers aged 55 and over can travel anywhere in Scotland - plus Berwick-upon-Tweed and Carlisle - for £19 return.

The train operator has again teamed up with Hotel Connexions to give Club 55 customers the chance to create the perfect new year break with up to 60% off selected hotels.

For an extra treat, customers can upgrade to First Class for just £23 return on selected routes with Club 55 Premier.

Graeme Macfarlan, ScotRail’s marketing manager, said: “Club 55 remains our most popular offer - over 139,000 tickets were issued in 2011.

“The new year is the perfect time to catch up with friends and relatives – or get away on a relaxing break after the busy festive period.”

Club 55 customers can start their journeys early, provided they do not arrive into Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen or Dundee before 9.30am on weekdays. This gives them plenty of time to enjoy a host of spectacular, scenic journeys. Some evening conditions also apply.

The offer runs until March 31 for outward travel, with return travel valid for one month from the date of the outward journey.

Senior Railcard holders and Disabled Persons Railcard holders over 55 get the additional bonus of a further £2 discount on both fares.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.club55.co.uk, via telesales on 08457 550033 and at staffed stations. Full details of Club 55 are available at www.club55.co.uk