The Great Northern Route (formerly known as Great Northern Electrics) is the name given to suburban rail services run on the southern end of Britain's East Coast Main Line and its associated branches.
Services operate to or from London King's Cross and Moorgate in London. Destinations include Hertford North, Welwyn Garden City, Stevenage, Peterborough, Cambridge and King's Lynn. Services run through parts of Greater London, Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Norfolk.
The route forms a major commuter route into London from Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire and eastern Bedfordshire: ridership has grown rapidly over recent years. In 2009, rolling stock was transferred from other lines to allow additional services and longer trains to be run. In early 2018, the line was connected to the Thameslink route via a junction just south of the High Speed 1 bridge, north of King's Cross, allowing through services to south of London.
The service is currently operated by Govia Thameslink Railway, operating services under Great Northern as a brand.
Splitting Your Train Tickets on Great Northern Rail Trains is allowed and is when you purchase separate tickets for two or more sectors of the Great Northern Rail Trains rail route you wish to travel instead of just one more expensive through ticket without affecting your travel options in any way.
For example, if you wanted to travel on Great Northern Rail Trains from Station A to Station D, you would expect to buy a ticket direct from A to D. However, you may find it a lot cheaper to buy a ticket from A to B, and another from B to C and still another from C to D for a cheaper combined train ticket price. This is especially true when not all sectors of your journey are during peak time.
So, by buying several tickets that in combination make up your whole Great Northern Rail Trains route, you could massively reduce your travel cost and you will still travel on the same Great Northern Rail train, at the same time and most probably in the same seat but pay a lot less by using split tickets. This is what split ticketing on Great Northern Rail Trains is all about.
You may use split train tickets for travel on all Great Northern Rail Trains.
Great Northern Trains Split Ticket Journey Planner