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Northern’s new trains travel five million miles

Northern’s new trains are celebrating their one-year anniversary and have clocked more than five million miles of customer journeys. 

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Northern announces new timetables to boost peak services

Northern has announced new timetables to help customers returning to work following the further relaxation of coronavirus lockdown restrictions.

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Colourful artwork part of Manchester Oxford Road’s new image

A Manchester artist has added his unique digital art to one of Northern’s busiest stations as part of its new look.  

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Resurfacing work transforms Hyde North station

One of Northern’s Tameside stations has been transformed thanks to resurfacing works. 

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Have you got it covered? Northern asks north west customers

  • Face coverings will be mandatory on trains from Monday 15 June
  • Coverings will help protect customers and staff from further spread of virus
  • Some customers will be exceptions from the restrictions
  • Only essential journeys should be made
  • Essential journeys do not include shopping trips or days out
  • Capacity on Northern's services down by as much as 85 percent due to social distancing
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Northern announcement on 100-day review

Since its transfer into public ownership on 1 March, Northern has been undertaking a 100-day review of its business, with a focus on restoring a full and reliable train service, increasing capacity and delivering the many enhancements that our passengers deserve.

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North west passengers told 'day trips are not essential'

Taking a day trip is not essential. That’s the message from rail operator Northern which is calling on all rail travellers in the north west to take extra time to think ‘Is my journey necessary?’.

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Day trips are not essential - Northern's warning to NE customers

Taking a day trip is not essential. That’s the message from rail operator Northern which is calling on all rail travellers in the north east to take extra time to think ‘Is my journey necessary?’.

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DalesRail hits buffers for summer 2020

Northern has announced that the DalesRail service – which operates between Blackpool, Blackburn and Carlisle – will not run this year.

Essential travel only

Rail industry in north issues 'essential travel only' bank holiday plea

The rail industry is calling on people to only make essential train journeys this bank holiday weekend.

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Heritage bench restored to Plumley station

A beloved wooden bench has been restored to Plumley station in the shape of a replica as a nod to the Mid-Cheshire Line’s heritage.  

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Northern to mark third anniversary of Arena bombing at Manchester Victoria station

Northern is preparing to mark three years since the Manchester Arena bombing and  help others do the same during the current coronavirus-related restrictions.