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This image shows the opening of the new cycle hub (3)

New cycle hub opens at Meadowhall station

A new secure and dry space for cyclists to leave their bikes is now open at a busy Northern station.   

This image shows Northern colleagues at the Shree Lakshmi Narayan Hindu Temple

Interfaith visit brings Northern staff and community together

Staff from train operator Northern visited a Bradford mosque, Sikh temple and a Hindu temple to celebrate inter-faith week (12-19 November)

Image shows Northern train at Knaresborough station

Four Christmas Markets in Yorkshire make train operator’s ‘Christmas List’ with special £2 ticket

Northern has put four pop-up markets across Yorkshire on its ‘Christmas List’ with a special £2 advance ticket to encourage more people to visit.

Image shows customer on-board a Northern train

The soundtrack to your commute: Northern shares the perfect playlists

Northern has come up with the perfect playlists to listen to on your commute which pay homage to the train operator’s most popular destinations – Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Leeds and Newcastle.  

Image shows Northern train driver Mark Haigh

Train driver who witnessed suicide on the tracks in front of his train urges men to seek help for mental health issues ahead of International Men’s Day on Sunday

A train driver who witnessed the suicide of a man on the tracks in front of his train has urged men with mental health issues to seek help and talk about their problems.

Image shows Richard Hinds - Finance Director at Northern

Northern appoints former CFO of global tech distributor to finance director role

Northern has appointed Richard Hinds as its new finance director.

Image shows a Northern train on a platform

New timetable on the horizon: Northern reminds customers to ‘check my timetable’ before December changeover

Train timetables across the North of England will change on Sunday, 10 December along with the rest of the National Rail network.

This image shows poppy wreaths at Soldiers Gate in Manchester Victoria station

Northern offers free travel for armed forces on Remembrance Sunday as it prepares to pay tribute to the fallen

Northern is offering complimentary travel across the entire network for service personnel travelling to Remembrance Sunday services. 

Image shows Northern colleague at a ticket gateline

Fare dodgers with ‘proven pattern of behaviour’ should expect to be prosecuted for historic cases of fare evasion, says Northern

Northern has issued a warning to persistent fare evaders on its services that, once identified, they should expect to be prosecuted for historic cases of fare evasion as well as the journey for which they were caught.

Image shows new conductors set to work on the Northumberland Line - Left to right David Nattress, Kevin Watson & Cameron Young

First conductors for new Northumberland Line begin training as more set to be recruited

The first three conductors recruited to work on the new Northumberland Line have started their training with Northern – as the closing date for 12 further vacancies approaches.

This image shows the new colourful mural at Levenshulme

New handpainted mural takes flight at Greater Manchester station

A new vibrant handpainted mural now adorns the walls of one of Northern’s Greater Manchester stations.  

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Northern books Cumbrian school children onto library service

Northern is helping a Cumbrian school encourage its pupils to read by ‘booking’ them onto their services for free to visit their local library.