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Northern training programme

Students put through their paces during training course at Northern depot

A group of students were put through their paces and given the chance to learn more about the enormous challenge of running the region's rail services.

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Carers eligible for 25% discount on region’s train services, reminds Northern during Carers Week 2024

Northern has urged carers across the North of England to remember they are eligible for a special 25% discount on Advance Purchase tickets on the region’s train services.

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Final call for tech startups to take part in ‘train operators’ Dragons Den’

Applicants to a scheme dubbed ‘the train operators’ Dragons Den’ have only got until Sunday (16 June) to apply.

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New service for people looking to explore the Yorkshire Dales over the summer will launch this weekend

People in the North West who are looking to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park this summer will be able to travel there on a new Northern service. 

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Northern employees in the running for ‘railway Oscars’

Eight employees of the train operator Northern are celebrating after being shortlisted for a National Rail Award.

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A museum exhibit within five years? Iconic ‘magstripe’ train tickets nearing the end of the line, says Northern

Northern says the iconic, orange ‘magstripe’ train ticket could be something of a museum exhibit within as little as five years.

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Northern asks customers to help name ‘The Cat’ who has become part of the team

Northern staff are asking customers to choose a name for a stray cat which has become part of their team in Barrow-in-Furness.

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New rail timetable from THIS SUNDAY

Rail services across the region will switch to a new timetable from Sunday (2 June).

Image shows left to right Scott Simpkin, Stuart Coombes, Adrian Willis, Garry Heads and William Edwards

Northern using artificial intelligence to count the number of passengers on region’s trains

Northern has started using artificial intelligence (AI) to count the number of passengers on some of its services.

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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.