MEMBERS of the Armed Forces are being offered free train travel to attend remembrance events this weekend.

All train companies in Britain are running the scheme for service personnel marking the centenary of the end of the First World War.

Northern is offering free rail travel on any service to armed forces personnel, cadets, veterans and poppy sellers on Saturday and Sunday.

The offer is also open to members of the cadet forces in uniform and veterans who display valid identification, such as the MOD issued Veteran's Badge.

Hundreds of licensed poppy sellers, who have been volunteering in the lead up to this weekend, will also be able to take advantage of free travel.

Mike Paterson, regional director at Northern, said: “Supporting Remembrance Sunday is important to all those who work at Northern as a number of colleagues are ex-members of the armed forces. "We want to acknowledge the contribution and sacrifices people have made and at the same time, make it as easy as possible for people to attend events on this important weekend.

“Unfortunately RMT members are set to take strike action on Saturday 10 November and there will be a reduced service across the Northern network."

Anyone planning to travel is advised to plan ahead and check here for full details of which services will be running.

You can see timetables on the day of the strike by clicking here.