Northern’s new train set to light up Blackpool: New Train Doncaster Leeds 2

28 August 2019

Northern’s new train set to light up Blackpool

*Customers invited to experience state-of-the-art trains*

It’s not just the Illuminations which are giving people in Blackpool something to marvel at this week.

The lights, of which Northern is a sponsoring partner, are set to be switched on this Friday evening (30 August). And, just hours before, Northern will be giving Blackpool customers a chance to see one of the brand new trains that will be serving them from early September.

The train, a Class 331, will be at Blackpool North station from 3.30pm – 6pm with customers invited to visit the station and walk around the state-of-the-art train. Northern staff will also be on hand to answer any questions.

Customers who attend will be able to see first-hand the features of the new trains and will be given special access to the train’s cab.

Mick Elliott, Northern’s station manager at Blackpool North, said: “I’m thrilled that new trains will soon be operating on three major routes to and from Blackpool North.

“It’s really exciting that our customers will have the opportunity to see our new trains later this week – and it’s great that we can give them this opportunity on the first day of the Blackpool Illuminations.

“Experiencing one of the new fleet of trains that will connect our fabulous town to Manchester Airport, Liverpool and York is a fantastic way to start the illumination festivities.”

Those attending can share any pictures with Northern on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Contact Information

Glyn Hellam

Media Manager


07795 008693

Notes to editors

The photograph shows the type of train that will operate between Blackpool North and Liverpool Lime Street from early September.