Trainline launches SplitSave

Today, Trainline, the leading independent train and coach travel platform, launches its latest money-saving feature, SplitSave.

SplitSave gives customers access to ‘split tickets’ on eligible routes across the UK, offering them the chance to make savings on thousands of journeys nationwide. The new feature means that UK train travellers could collectively save a huge £340 million in 2020.

SplitSave finds clever combinations of tickets to save customers money on 64% of routes nationwide. It automatically ‘splits’ their trip into multiple legs, without any need for customers to change trains unnecessarily or make changes to their route – all they need to do is show different tickets along their journey. This year alone, each customer could save £260 by using the feature.

Some of the greatest SplitSave savings can be found on the following popular routes:

Popular routes providing significant savings through SplitSave:

Average potential saving iv through SplitSave:

Manchester Piccadilly to London Euston

£80.10

Edinburgh Waverley to London King’s Cross

£79.85

Stoke on Trent to London Euston

£65.62

London Paddington to Taunton

£58.11

Durham to London King’s Cross

£56.49

London King’s Cross to York

£53.29

Cardiff Central to London Paddington

£46.89

Clare Gilmartin, CEO, Trainline said: “We’re passionate about helping our customers save as much money on train travel as possible and we think SplitSave is going to make a real difference. We’ve been working closely with our industry partners on this exciting new feature, as it represents another big step in our shared goal of getting more people to pick train travel over cars and flights.”

The feature is currently available on Trainline’s iOS and Android app only.

iFigure calculated based on a comparison of potential SplitSave savings in relation to train journey bookings by customers using iOS and Android vs Anytime fares purchased on day of travel between 1 and 30 November 2019, annualised. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. Excludes booking fee.

iiBased on Trainline customer searches in October and November 2019

iiiBased on average savings for iOS bookings in November 2019 comparing SplitSave fares vs Anytime fares and average Trainline customer frequency in 2019. Subject to SplitSave fares being available. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. Excludes booking fee.

ivEach saving based on average savings for iOS bookings between 1 November and 30 November 2019, in each instance comparing SplitSave fares vs Anytime fares for the specific route. Subject to availability. Excludes coach. Excludes booking fee.