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Science students from girls school in Greater Manchester quiz Northern staff about careers in rail industry

A group of 30 students from Fairfield High School for Girls in Droylsden, Greater Manchester have quizzed Northern staff about career opportunities in the rail industry during a visit to a train maintenance facility earlier today.

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‘New lease of life’: Volunteers transform Northern station following customer feedback

A team of volunteers have transformed a railway station in Cumbria after customers requested improvements.

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'They'll go fast': Save on your commute by grabbing a Northern discount code as part of new trial

People who work in Bradford and Sheffield are being urged to act fast and grab a discount code so they can save money when they travel by train with Northern.

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Manchester Victoria to fall silent as railway station staff and customers remember victims of Manchester Arena attack

Manchester Victoria will fall silent on Wednesday (22 May) as station staff and rail users pay tribute to the victims and survivors who continue to be affected by the Manchester Arena attack.

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Northern unveils new staff facility as it prepares to run services on Northumberland Line

Northern has created a brand-new facility for staff who will run passenger services on the Northumberland Line when it reopens later this year.

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Northern recycles over 10,000kg of old uniforms in first year since turning environmental mission to employee clothing

Northern has recycled over 10,000kg (10,390kg) of old uniforms in the last 12 months.

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Northern DOUBLES improvement fund to £100k to help community groups ‘lead the charge’ on improving social mobility in deprived areas

Northern is making £100,000 available to community groups across the North of England with ideas of ways to support social mobility in deprived areas on its network.

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New rail timetable coming next month

Trains across the North of England will switch to a new timetable next month (Sunday, 2 June).

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Volunteers praised for transforming two Northern train stations in West Yorkshire

Volunteers have given two train stations in West Yorkshire a new lease of life.

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All change at Northern as new managing director and chief operating officer take the helm

A new managing director and chief operating officer have taken the helm at Northern this week.

Northern - Strike Travel Advice Calendar - 9-12 May 2024

No Northern services across the North of England next Thursday due to latest strike by ASLEF

There will be no Northern services across the North of England next Thursday (9 May) due to the latest industrial action by ASLEF.

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Train operators join forces on Dragons’ Den-style scheme for tech startups looking to shape the future of the rail industry

Four train operators have joined forces on a Dragons’ Den-style scheme to support innovation in the rail industry.