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Retiring Pacer at Manchester Victoria

Pacers bid final farewell to Northern network

  • 102 Pacers have now fully retired
  • In more than 35 years, Pacers have travelled over 300million miles in the north
  • Final journey – Kirkby to Manchester Victoria – completed by 142004

Northern has bid a final farewell to its fleet of Pacers after more than three decades’ service.

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Customer advice remains to check before travel following Bradford fire

Northern's customers are still being advised to plan journeys carefully following a large fire near to the railway in Bradford.

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Northern customers urged to check before travelling to and from Sheffield due to ongoing disruption

Disruption is expected on routes through Sheffield station due to the damage caused by a freight train derailing last week. 

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Northern customers told to expect delays and cancellations following Bradford fire

Northern's customers are being advised to plan journeys carefully following a large fire near to the railway in Bradford.

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Customer advice remains to avoid travel to and from Sheffield due to ongoing disruption

Northern customers are still being advised not to travel from Sheffield station after a freight train derailed earlier today  (November 11).

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Customers advised not to travel from Sheffield station after freight train comes off track overnight

Customers are being advised not to travel from Sheffield station after a freight train came off the track overnight. 

Sellafield Toilets

Refurbishment transforms toilets at Cumbrian station

Improvement work at Sellafield station has transformed the customer toilets – providing a modern, up-to-date facility for passengers 

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Northern customers advised not to travel after flooding closes the railway between Skipton and Carlisle and Skipton and Lancaster.

Due to flooding in several locations, train services between Skipton and Carlisle and Skipton and Lancaster are currently cancelled.

Manchester Victoria ghost story

Ghostly goings on across the Northern network

Northern is entering the Hallowe’en spirit with hauntingly good tales from its own spooky stations.

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Mobility scooter users given greater freedom on Northern trains

Mobility scooter users can now explore more of the north by rail thanks to Northern. 

Autumn rail head treatment train

Rail network prepares for autumn conditions

It’s that time of the year again – the nights are drawing in, the temperature's dropping and the rail network is preparing for autumn conditions. 

Damage at Hyde North

Reward offered after Hyde North vandalism

Northern is offering a £500 reward after a spate of vandalism at Hyde North.

Over two nights many of the facilities at the station have been damaged, with waiting shelters smashed, the glass on the front of the ticket machine shattered and the ticket machine itself set on fire.