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Budding artists could win free travel in Northern’s World Art Day competition

To celebrate World Art Day Northern is inviting budding artists to draw, paint, collage or sculpt what Northern (or trains) means to them – and the best entries will get free travel to anywhere on the rail operators' network.  

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Northern turns spotlight on women working in rail industry to celebrate International Women's Day

In just three years – between 2017 and 2020, the number of women working for Northern has increased by 33 per cent and more than 1200 are now employed in a variety of roles across the business.  

To celebrate International Women’s Day, Northern is turning the spotlight on the women who work for one of the UK’s biggest train operators.  

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Train depot improvements, new trains and station upgrades help Northern mark first anniversary

  • Train depot improvements in Manchester and Hull announced
  • Multi-million pound enhancements made will improve customer experience
  • Improvements are part of wider transformational ‘A Better Way to Go’ campaign including better trains, stations and ways to buy tickets
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More jobs on offer as Northern marks National Careers Week

Northern has launched its latest search for those seeking a career in the rail industry. 

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More than 30 Northern stations given freshly painted facelift

  • 35 stations given makeover  
  • More than 9700m has been freshly painted – the length of 80 football pitches 
  • Overall investment of £800,000 
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Northern’s new trains reach 10 million-mile landmark

Northern’s new trains have reached a remarkable milestone, having travelled 10 million miles across the network.

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Northern embraces new technology to modernise customer refunds

Northern is embracing new technology to transform the journey experience of rail customers in the north.

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Northern hosts virtual job fair highlighting early career opportunities in Merseyside

Northern is giving anyone interested in applying for its engineering apprenticeship the chance to sign up for one of its virtual job fairs and speak to those currently in the role about what it's like to work in the rail industry.  

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Improvement work at Whitehaven station has transformed the car park and waiting shelters

The car park has been resurfaced and redesigned, increasing the number of parking spaces for passengers, including the addition of two more accessible bays, taking the total to four. 

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Rail industry comes together to ensure fewer delays and more seats for passengers thanks to £60m platform extension work

  • More than 120 platforms extended at over 70 stations across the Northern network 
  • Over 2,400m additional platform lengths created – longer than the Humber Bridge  
  • Overall investment of £60 million  
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Northern hosts virtual job fairs highlighting early career opportunities

Northern is giving anyone interested in applying for its engineering apprenticeship the chance to sign up for one of its virtual job fairs and speak to those currently in the role about what it's like to work in the rail industry.

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New exhibition celebrates Northern’s railway heroes

Two of Northern’s frontline workers are to be featured in an exhibition celebrating the vital role played by the railway industry during the COVID-19 pandemic.