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ScotRail announces free travel for kids over Easter holidays

By Ewan Malcolm

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SCOTRAIL will offer free travel for children next weekend to kick off the Easter holidays.

The Kids go Free weekend is being funded by the Scottish Government to mark ScotRail's first weekend as a public railway.
The Kids go Free weekend is being funded by the Scottish Government to mark ScotRail's first weekend as a public railway.

Kids between the ages of 5 and 15 will be able to travel anywhere in the country for free from Saturday April 2 until Sunday April 3 as part of the Scottish Government funded initiative.

The 'Yours to Use' Kids Go Free weekend will mark ScotRail's first weekend in operation as a public railway.

The offer allows for up to four children to travel free with each fare-paying adult and it is hoped that it will encourage more families to consider sustainable forms of travel.

Jenny Gilruth, Minister for Transport, said: "From April 1 Scotland’s Railways come into public ownership – as life begins to return to normal, we want to do all we can to make rail an attractive choice for everyone - that includes families and friends looking to enjoy time together over the Easter holidays.

"This offer is an early taste of the passenger focused approach we will be taking to support leisure travel as we move ScotRail forward under public control. I’d encourage as many people as possible to get out and about and enjoy all that Scotland’s Railway has to offer by taking advantage of our ‘’Yours to Use’ Kids Go Free weekend."

Lesley Kane, ScotRail Commercial Director, added: "Life is busy, especially when kids are involved, so we are delighted to be able to play our part in helping families make the most of the Easter break together by offering a ‘Kids Go Free’ weekend.

"There’s a lot to be said about travelling by train with the family. From the excitement of exploring new places, to the journey itself, there’s certainly plenty to keep kids entertained. It also means parents get a chance to relax with less time spent behind the wheel.

"We hope this offer encourages families to get onboard, enjoy a little escape this weekend, and spend some quality time together."

The offer can be redeemed alongside adult tickets by downloading a voucher here.

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