PARENTS in the district have until this Friday (January 12) to obtain up to 75 per cent off the cost of their child's rail commute to school during the spring term.

Train operator Northern, which runs services on the Airedale line, works with over 185 secondary schools and colleges across the region to offer the discount through its Under 16 Education Season Ticket scheme.

Tickets bought via the initiative provide unlimited travel for students between any two stations on the Northern network, seven days a week – meaning they can also be used at weekends and during school holidays.

For further information and details of how to apply, visit