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This image shows volunteers at Hindley station (3)

Hindley station given makeover by volunteers

One of Northern’s Greater Manchester stations has been spruced up thanks to a team of volunteers.  

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New artwork brings a splash of colour to Merseyside station bridge

A colourful new artwork is now pride of place on the overbridge at Prescot station.  

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Meet Northern’s youngest station adopter

A 12-year-old train enthusiast has become the youngest person to adopt one of Northern’s Merseyside stations. 

Image shows Morecambe

Boost for West Yorkshire residents as Northern slashes price of tickets to tourism hotspots in Cumbria and Lancashire for winter

Northern has announced a 50% cut in the cost of off-peak tickets from Leeds to Carlisle, Lancaster and Morecambe until the end of March 2024.

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Northern employees ‘on-track’ to rail glory at national awards ceremony next week

People working for Northern across the region are ‘on-track’ to pick up national awards for their contribution to local rail services.

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New cycle hub opens at Meadowhall station

A new secure and dry space for cyclists to leave their bikes is now open at a busy Northern station.   

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Interfaith visit brings Northern staff and community together

Staff from train operator Northern visited a Bradford mosque, Sikh temple and a Hindu temple to celebrate inter-faith week (12-19 November)

Image shows Northern train at Knaresborough station

Four Christmas Markets in Yorkshire make train operator’s ‘Christmas List’ with special £2 ticket

Northern has put four pop-up markets across Yorkshire on its ‘Christmas List’ with a special £2 advance ticket to encourage more people to visit.

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The soundtrack to your commute: Northern shares the perfect playlists

Northern has come up with the perfect playlists to listen to on your commute which pay homage to the train operator’s most popular destinations – Manchester, Sheffield, Liverpool, Leeds and Newcastle.  

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Train driver who witnessed suicide on the tracks in front of his train urges men to seek help for mental health issues ahead of International Men’s Day on Sunday

A train driver who witnessed the suicide of a man on the tracks in front of his train has urged men with mental health issues to seek help and talk about their problems.

Image shows Richard Hinds - Finance Director at Northern

Northern appoints former CFO of global tech distributor to finance director role

Northern has appointed Richard Hinds as its new finance director.

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New timetable on the horizon: Northern reminds customers to ‘check my timetable’ before December changeover

Train timetables across the North of England will change on Sunday, 10 December along with the rest of the National Rail network.