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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. 

 

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‘Just go for it’ - why you should apply to Northern’s apprenticeship scheme

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week, Northern is turning the spotlight on those at the start of their careers in the rail industry. 

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£250,000 Northern fund to improve accessibility

  • £250k scheme empowers older and disabled people to help transform railway  
  • Innovative fund will improve access to stations and services across Northern’s network 
  • Bid scheme will empower Northern users to make a difference 
  • Groups can bid for up to £50,000 in funding  
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Northern marks National Apprenticeship Week with search for new railway talent

The future of the railway is in safe hands thanks to Northern’s apprenticeship scheme.

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Northern tests new app to support staff caring for unwell passengers

Northern is trialling a new innovative app that will help customers get speedier care if they become ill on board any of the rail operators’ trains.  

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Northern’s train refurbishment nears completion

  • Final train to be refurbished enters depot for improvements
  • More than 260 trains have been refurbished
  • All refurbished trains have improved seating and lighting
  • Refurbishment part of Northern’s Better Way to Go programme of improvements
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Calder Valley route reopened following heavy snowfall - updated 2.15pm

Northern services have returned to the Calder Valley after customers were earlier asked not to travel due to heavy snowfall overnight.

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Northern continues efforts to make rail network more accessible with mobility scooter scheme

Northern is continuing its efforts to transform the railway in the north by making the network more accessible than ever before. 

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Shelter at Lancashire station gets upgrade

Northern is giving Lancashire customers a ‘Better Way to Go’ with the installation of a new waiting shelter.