Invisible Cities Announces New Partnership with Trainsplit

Invisible Cities are delighted to announce a new partnership with train ticketing company Trainsplit, the pioneers of the split ticketing functionality that allows customers to travel more cheaply.

Invisible Cities is the award winning social enterprise that trains people who have experienced homelessness to become tour guides of their own city. They deliver unique walking tours of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester, York and Cardiff with plans underway to expand to more locations. This year they received a People’s Champion accolade from National Geographic and in 2021 were awarded Best Community Tour in the World by Lonely Planet.

Customers travelling to Invisible Cities locations and anywhere else across the UK will be able to use the Trainsplit booking engine to find the cheapest rail tickets.  Under the partnership Trainsplit will also be covering the cost of train travel for Invisible Cities guides and staff as part of their work to raise awareness, offer training and support and launch in new cities.

Last year Trainsplit customers saved on average 20% more by buying split tickets.  Since its inception, they’ve saved over £42m, in many cases making it more affordable than travelling by car.  Research by the Rail Delivery Group shows that taking the train instead of a car can also be 10 times better for the environment.

Zakia Moulaoui Guery, Founder of Invisible Cities said “We are very excited to be working with Trainsplit. Sustainability is at the heart of everything we do and we want to encourage our guests to travel by train between our beautiful cities. If they can save money along the way as well, then this is even better. “

 George Sikking Chief Executive of Trainsplit added “We are really pleased to be appointed as the official rail ticket provider for Invisible Cities.  Zakia and her team do an amazing job and, as lots of our customers use split ticketing to save on city breaks, it will be great to offer them the chance to take a unique look around their destination with an Invisible Cities guide. We also love the idea of being part of a scheme that helps people who have experienced homelessness to change their own lives.  I’m sure that any Trainsplit customer who books a tour will find it a fascinating experience.  If it helps to change the attitudes and perceptions toward people experiencing homelessness then that has to be a good thing too”. 

To take advantage of cheaper fares and travel more sustainably, head to the Invisible Cities rail booking site here >>

Invisible Cities Contact:  Catherine Warrilow – e: [email protected] / t: 07976 294754

Trainsplit Contact:  Kip Parker – e: [email protected] / t: 0771 333 0280

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