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Northern branches out with new GPS technology to successfully battle autumn leaf fall

New GPS tracking on Northern trains has been used successfully to make autumn conditions even safer by flagging leaf fall hotspots. 

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After a week of ASLEF disruption – Northern’s new timetable takes effect THIS Sunday

Train timetables across the North of England will change on Sunday (10 December) along with the rest of the National Rail network.

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Dangerous attacks on region’s trains DOWN almost 90% as risk of being ‘caught on camera’ far greater, says Northern

The number of dangerous attacks on trains operated by Northern is down almost 90% in the last 12 months, with the number of recorded incidents at just eight.

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Northern TrainCare Centre teams recognised at prestigious awards

Northern has been recognised for its work at two of its fleets across two of the train operator’s TrainCare Centres at a prestigious engineering and maintenance award ceremony. 

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‘Significant impact on customers’ expected as strike by ASLEF next Friday forces Northern to advise people to make alternative arrangements

Northern will be unable to operate any of its 2,500 daily services next Friday (8 December) due to strike action by the train driver union ASLEF.

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A recipe for success: Northern rolls out new chemical-free cleaner to bring ‘Michelin star cleanliness’ to train carriages AND cut down on plastic waste

Northern has rolled out a new cleaning product which will leave its train interiors clean enough to eat from – and cut down on plastic waste. 

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Northern appoints new manager to run Allerton depot in Merseyside

Northern has appointed Garry Bartie as the new TrainCare Centre Manager of its Allerton depot in Merseyside.

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Hindley station given makeover by volunteers

One of Northern’s Greater Manchester stations has been spruced up thanks to a team of volunteers.  

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New artwork brings a splash of colour to Merseyside station bridge

A colourful new artwork is now pride of place on the overbridge at Prescot station.  

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Meet Northern’s youngest station adopter

A 12-year-old train enthusiast has become the youngest person to adopt one of Northern’s Merseyside stations. 

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Boost for West Yorkshire residents as Northern slashes price of tickets to tourism hotspots in Cumbria and Lancashire for winter

Northern has announced a 50% cut in the cost of off-peak tickets from Leeds to Carlisle, Lancaster and Morecambe until the end of March 2024.

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Northern employees ‘on-track’ to rail glory at national awards ceremony next week

People working for Northern across the region are ‘on-track’ to pick up national awards for their contribution to local rail services.