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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. 

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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.

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Northern and Realtime Trains join forces to help rail customers

Northern has teamed up with web-based rail experts Realtimetrains.co.uk to give its customers live information about its trains.

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Northern creates 160 new roles and launches new campaign to attract a new generation of people

Northern has launched the search for the next generation black, ethnic minority, female and younger employees.    

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Northern’s finest get ready to kick off with World Cup of Stations

Four of Northern’s finest are ready to go head-to-head with competitors from across Britain as the World Cup of Stations kicks off today (Monday).

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Northern train driver awarded BEM for work as paramedic during COVID-19 outbreak

A Northern train driver who worked as a paramedic during the COVID-19 outbreak has been awarded one of the country’s highest civilian honours.  

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Northern customers advised to check before travel after flooding closes the railway between Wigan and Southport.

Network Rail engineers have been pumping out flood water, repairing landslip damage and clearing out and strengthening drainage channels after the heavy rain at Burscough yesterday (Tuesday 6 October).

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Wigan to Southport route likely to be closed all day Wednesday due to Burscough Bridge flooding

The railway between Wigan Wallgate and Southport is likely to be closed all day tomorrow (Wednesday) following severe flooding.

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Burscough Bridge landslip closes disruption expected until end of day - updated 6.30pm

A landslip has closed the rail line between Wigan and Southport following a day of disruption caused by flooding.

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Railway re-opens following Roby landslip

The rail line between Liverpool and Manchester (via Newton le Willows) has reopened following a landslip earlier this evening.

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Roby landslip causes delays to services to and from Liverpool Lime Street

Northern is warning customers travelling between Liverpool and Manchester that their journey will be disrupted following a landslip at Roby.

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Northern showcases commitment to inclusivity

Northern has showcased its commitment to inclusivity with the installation of special sign language artwork at Bingley station.