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Get on track with your New Year’s resolutions – take the train.

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When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, many of us stick to the classics – losing weight, saving money and spending more time with the people we love.. And, most of us find them difficult to stick to, which is why these appear on our lists time and time again. But don’t despair – we can help. Here are our top tips on how to use cheap train tickets from to help you keep on track in 2012.

Choo-choo to a new, healthy you

If you’ve resolved to lose those extra pounds or get fit in 2012, kick-start your healthy lifestyle with a spot of train travel.

Head off to a post-Christmas boot camp for some military-style motivation or, for something a little less gung-ho, take the train to Wales and burn off some calories with an invigorating walk along the All Wales Coastal Path.

Getting fit doesn’t have to be fun-free, either – why not head to one of Britain’s best nightclubs and shape up on the dance floor. Afterwards, take a well-earned rest by letting the train do all the work on your way home.

Show the love – by taking the train

Staying connected with the people we love is something most of us should probably do more often – so it’s not surprising this is one the most popular resolutions we make each year.

Make the most of special occasions like Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, Christmas and New Year by spending time with your family and friends. Whether you’re simply planning a surprise visit or want to treat them to a weekend away, you can do it for less when you avoid the pricey petrol pumps and use our journey planner to find cheap train tickets. And, you can use the money you save for another visit – helping you make extra sure you keep your resolution this year.

Get organised

Have you earmarked 2012 as the year you want to sort your life out? If so, you’re not alone. Getting organised is high on many people’s list of New Year’s resolutions.

And, we can help you with that, too – by making it simple for you to save time and cash when you’re planning train travel. Our new free mobile applets you book your train tickets while you’re on the move, so you can multi-task and get great deals all at the same time.

We’re planning to add some new features to the free mobile app in future, as well – including live train departure times to help you avoid missing trains and standing around on the platform..

Take care of others – by taking the train

New Year’s resolutions don’t always have to be about achieving something in your own life – if you’ve decided you want to do something for others in 2012, travelling by train can help you get going in the right direction.

Ditch the car and jump aboard a train to be kinder to the environment – you can boost your green credentials even further if you get on your bike at the other end, too. And with cheap train tickets from, you’ll be reducing the impact on your wallet as well as the planet.

When you book your train tickets with us, you’ll collect loyalty points which you can also use to help others. Donate your unused points to our nominated charity, The Railway Children, which works to protect children living on the streets in the UK, Africa and India.

Get a grip on your budget – with cheap train tickets

This year, reducing our outgoings is a priority for many of us – and with fuel costs rising, travel’s a great place to start saving. Whether you want to cut back on the cost of the daily commute or get away from it all on a thrifty bargain break, check out our journey planner for some great deals on train tickets.

You’ll collect loyalty points when you book train tickets with us too, which you can use to save even more money on future train trips – and we’ve got £10 worth of points up for grabs for ten lucky travellers each month in our money-saving train travel tips competition. Just follow us on Twitter to see how you can enter.

Have you made any New Year’s resolutions? Tell us how you’ll be using to help you stick to them.

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