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Northern completes refurbishment of 100th digital train

  • A total of 100 refurbished digital trains are now running across Northern’s network  
  • Refurbished trains will have digital upgrades such as USB sockets, free Wi-Fi, CCTV and customer information screens.  
  • The scheme is part of a multimillion-pound programme to provide new trains, better stations and journeys for customers 
  • In addition, 101 new trains are already in operation 
Tony Baxter

Crewe resident named rail industry ‘Rising Star’ by national industry magazine

Tony Baxter from Crewe has been named one of the rail industry’s ‘Rising Stars’ in a nationwide search by Passenger Transport magazine.

Jason Wade

York resident named rail industry ‘Rising Star’ by national industry magazine

Jason Wade from York has been named one of the rail industry’s ‘Rising Stars’ in a nationwide search by Passenger Transport magazine.

RoomMate

Audio devices to be fitted in dozens of Northern’s toilets thanks to accessibility funding

Dozens of toilets at Northern’s stations will be fitted with a new device to help blind and visually impaired customers. 

Blue Monday

Beat the January blues thanks to Northern’s prize draw

Northern is giving customers the chance to beat the January blues – and win a night away in the North at a destination of their choice.  

Marie Addison

National honours for two of Northern’s best

Two stalwarts of the northern railway are celebrating after being recognised in the recent New Year’s Honours list. 

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Northern’s carriages cleaned almost one million times in one year

Hard working Northern colleagues cleaned the rail operator's carriages almost one million times in 2021. 

Workington station Community Rail Award

Cumbrian community groups recognised for great spirit across the Northern rail network

Community groups from Cumbria have been recognised for their work and commitment at a prestigious national awards ceremony. 

Friends of Buxton Station Community Rail Award

Derbyshire community group recognised for great spirit across the Northern rail network

A local community group that supports Buxton railway station in Derbyshire has been recognised for their work and commitment at a prestigious national awards ceremony.  

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The north’s biggest train operator nominated for high profile awards.

Northern is delighted to be nominated for three prestigious accolades at an upcoming business awards ceremony.

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Knaresborough station wins prestigious national award

Knaresborough rail station has won a prestigious national award after some of its disused buildings were transformed into stunning modern community facilities.  

Services Knaresborough - York

Northern boosts services between Leeds, Harrogate and York

Northern is boosting services between Leeds, Harrogate and York to give customers more choice and flexibility.