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Next stop: A piece of history. Northern maps out locations of blue plaques across its network.

Railways have been making history since the very first passenger service opened between Manchester and Liverpool in 1830. 

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Northern asks customers to plan ahead for Easter bank holiday travel

Northern is advising customers travelling this Easter bank holiday weekend to check before they travel and be flexible with their journeys. 

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An extra 600 calls for help answered by Samaritans thanks to donations by Northern customers

Generous Northern customers have enabled Samaritans to answer 600 more calls in the last 12 months thanks to donations from the operator’s Delay Repay scheme. 

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Northern is under starters orders for Grand National on Saturday

Northern has joined calls for racegoers attending the Grand National on Saturday to back the transport ‘favourite’ and make their way to Aintree by train.

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Northern recovers over £2m for taxpayers from fare-evaders during past 12 months

The UK’s second largest train operator, Northern, recovered over £2m for taxpayers from fare evaders during the past 12 months (1 April 2021 – 31 March 2022).

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Revealed: Shocking injuries of driver whose train was hit by a brick at 70mph

The shocking injuries of a train driver whose cab window was shattered by a brick thrown by vandals in Clifton, Greater Manchester have been revealed.

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"READ ALL ABOUT IT”: Northern launches ‘when it’s read its blue campaign’ to increase newspaper recycling and tackle recycling rejection

Northern is reminding customers that ‘When it’s Read it’s Blue’ in a bid improve recycling of newspapers at select stations across the North of England.  

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Northern signs deal to help boost visitor economy of Peak District & Derbyshire

Train operator, Northern, has signed a deal with Marketing Peak District & Derbyshire to become one of its new strategic partners.

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Northern appoints new TrainCare Centre manager at Neville Hill depot

Northern has appointed Andy Marden as its new TrainCare Centre manager at Neville Hill depot.

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Northern service and railway damaged after vandals throw log at train

Train operator Northern and Network Rail are appealing for information after a group of individuals threw a log into the path of an oncoming train near Bolton.

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Northern launches online group travel booking facility for parties of 10 or more

Train operator, Northern, will now offer groups of ten or more the opportunity to book their travel online as it seeks to encourage group travel organisers off the road and onto the railway.

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Blackpool North station given colourful makeover to welcome passengers

One of Northern’s busiest stations has been given a makeover and now features a colourful new façade to welcome passengers to the station.