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Northern launches face covering competition

Northern has launched an exciting competition - giving customers the chance to win a selection of specially designed face masks, and a weekend of free travel. 

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£200,000 investment transforms Grange-over-Sands station

One of Northern’s popular Lake District stations has been revamped thanks to an investment of more than £200,000. 

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Northern celebrates National Allotment Week

Northern is throwing the spotlight on green-fingered community groups as part of celebrations for National Allotment Week.  

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More than 50 lifts upgraded across the Northern network

Northern and Network Rail have delivered a new project that has transformed accessibility for many stations in the north west. 

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Song writing workshops promote community voices throughout the Northern network

A singer-song writer has collaborated with school children, adults with learning disabilities and other members of the community along the Northern network to write songs about their experiences of travelling by train. 

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Northern boosts services between Hull and Bridlington

Northern is boosting services between Hull and Bridlington to give customers more choice and flexibility over the summer.  

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Northern offers reward after stone thrown at moving train

Northern is offering a £500 reward after a stone was thrown at a moving train in Greater Manchester.

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Northern continues to support Blackpool’s ‘Corona Kindness’ Campaign

Northern is continuing to help Blackpool's most vulnerable people as part of a kindness campaign introduced amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Northern calls on customers to be team players

Northern is calling on all of its customers to be team players.

The train operator – a key partner of Betfred Super League – is hoping the sport will help encourage fans to do their bit while travelling by wearing face coverings on trains and at stations.

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Northern boosts services for Blackpool

Northern is boosting services between Blackpool and Manchester Airport to give customers more choice and flexibility as the country begins to move out lockdown.

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Northern says customers can have confidence in cleanliness of the railway

  • 430 staff cleaning trains
  • 150 staff cleaning stations
  • 15km of trains (if placed end-to-end) cleaned ever day
  • 510 hours per night spent cleaning carriages
  • 11,000 train windows cleaned every day
  • 6,000 door buttons cleaned multiple times each day
  • Over 400 train toilets cleaned multiple times each day
  • 20 tonnes of rubbish removed from trains each day (during normal operation)
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Rail operator invites customers to explore 'Working With' Northern

Northern is giving its customers a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of one of the country’s biggest train operators.