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Customers advised not to travel from Sheffield station after freight train comes off track overnight

Customers are being advised not to travel from Sheffield station after a freight train came off the track overnight. 

Sellafield Toilets

Refurbishment transforms toilets at Cumbrian station

Improvement work at Sellafield station has transformed the customer toilets – providing a modern, up-to-date facility for passengers 

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Northern customers advised not to travel after flooding closes the railway between Skipton and Carlisle and Skipton and Lancaster.

Due to flooding in several locations, train services between Skipton and Carlisle and Skipton and Lancaster are currently cancelled.

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Ghostly goings on across the Northern network

Northern is entering the Hallowe’en spirit with hauntingly good tales from its own spooky stations.

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Mobility scooter users given greater freedom on Northern trains

Mobility scooter users can now explore more of the north by rail thanks to Northern. 

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Rail network prepares for autumn conditions

It’s that time of the year again – the nights are drawing in, the temperature's dropping and the rail network is preparing for autumn conditions. 

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Reward offered after Hyde North vandalism

Northern is offering a £500 reward after a spate of vandalism at Hyde North.

Over two nights many of the facilities at the station have been damaged, with waiting shelters smashed, the glass on the front of the ticket machine shattered and the ticket machine itself set on fire.

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Northern and Realtime Trains join forces to help rail customers

Northern has teamed up with web-based rail experts Realtimetrains.co.uk to give its customers live information about its trains.

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Northern creates 160 new roles and launches new campaign to attract a new generation of people

Northern has launched the search for the next generation black, ethnic minority, female and younger employees.    

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Northern’s finest get ready to kick off with World Cup of Stations

Four of Northern’s finest are ready to go head-to-head with competitors from across Britain as the World Cup of Stations kicks off today (Monday).

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Northern train driver awarded BEM for work as paramedic during COVID-19 outbreak

A Northern train driver who worked as a paramedic during the COVID-19 outbreak has been awarded one of the country’s highest civilian honours.  

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Northern customers advised to check before travel after flooding closes the railway between Wigan and Southport.

Network Rail engineers have been pumping out flood water, repairing landslip damage and clearing out and strengthening drainage channels after the heavy rain at Burscough yesterday (Tuesday 6 October).