Northern tickets to be accepted on Arriva buses during industrial action on 8 April

On Saturday 8 April Northern customers will be able to use their tickets on Arriva Bus services across the north of England for journeys they would otherwise have made by train.  This move will help keep customers on the move during industrial action.

Northern expects to run around 35% of its normal services on Saturday.  Using Arriva Bus services, including Yorkshire Tiger, Northern’s customers can use buses in much of the North East, Yorkshire, Merseyside, Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester.

Northern has also announced there will be more than 300 additional rail replacement buses to provide travel options for customers who do not have rail services in their area during industrial action.

All of Northern’s services – train and rail replacement buses – are expected to be extremely busy and customers are advised to give themselves extra time to travel and consider whether their journey is necessary.

Please check before you travel, full details of the revised timetables and supporting information for customers can be found on the Northern’s website at  For details on Arriva Bus services please go to

Customers can get the latest travel advice by going to Twitter @northernassist or by checking

Contact Information

Glyn Hellam

Media Manager


01904 568652

07795 008693