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Travel to school for less with Northern

Don’t miss your chance to travel to school for less. 

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Northern services resume between Leeds and Carlisle

Northern services on the Settle and Carlisle Line have resumed following an earlier incident on the line.

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Northern responds after Settle - Carlisle issues

Northern has responded following problems experienced by customers on the Settle – Carlisle route earlier this week.

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Northern asks customers to plan ahead for August bank holiday travels

Northern is advising customers travelling this August bank holiday weekend to check before they travel and be flexible with their journeys.

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Creamfields festival goers asked to plan ahead for rail travel

Northern is calling on those heading to Creamfields to plan their travel carefully ahead of the bank holiday weekend festival.

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Northern launches £1 flash sale to help people across the North to ‘Go Do Your Thing’

Northern’s is giving people the chance to ‘Go Do Your Thing’ and travel on its network for just £1.

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Northern warns 'Don’t cross the line'

Don’t cross the line!

That’s the warning being issued to persistent fare evaders on the Northern network.


250,000 Northern fund to improve accessibility

  • £250k scheme empowers communities to help transform railway  
  • Innovative fund will improve access to stations and services across Northern’s network 
  • A total of 13 successful bids have won up to £50,000 each in funding
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Volunteers add colour to Rochdale station

Volunteers at one of Northern’s Greater Manchester stations have added a splash of colour to the platforms by installing new artwork and planting flowers.  

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First trains travel on proposed Northumberland Line route

Special rail services have taken place between Newcastle and Morpeth as plans to reintroduce passenger trains on the Northumberland Line gather pace.

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Northern encourages football fans to ‘go do your thing’

Northern is letting football fans across the region know that the rail operator is ready for the kick-off of the new season.

Aside from a few short weeks last year, fans have been absent from matches for 18 months and Northern has put the time to good use - making improvements across its network.

As part of Northern’s Better Way to Go campaign, improvements have been made to trains and stations, and customers also now have more and better ways to buy their tickets than ever before.

Mark Powles, Commercial and Customer Director at Northern, said: “During the past 18 months we’ve invested in significant improvements across our network. We’ve completed the introduction of our new trains, have fully refurbished our older trains and enhanced the majority of our stations.

“As football fans return to the network this weekend for the start of the new Premier League season, they will see palpable changes wherever they travel.”

And it’s not just physical changes that will greet those travelling for the first time in several months.

Northern has transformed the way in which customers can pay for their travel and there’s now more choice than ever before when it comes to buying tickets. Great value fares are available direct from Northern using the mobile app and, with more than 600 new ticket vending machines as well improvements to web purchasing, buying ticket is now easier and more convenient too.

Mark added: “Our message to customers is clear. Thanks to the improvements we’ve made and the new ticketing options available, there has never been a better time to use Northern to go do your thing.”

Those who do return to the railway this weekend can do so with confidence as Northern continues to provide enhanced cleaning at its stations and on-board its trains.

Northern has more than 600 dedicated cleaning staff working on trains and at stations with a particular focus on touch points (tables, buttons and toilets). The enhanced cleaning regime is designed to protect customers and staff by reducing the potential risk of transmission.

And the operator is also asking customers to be considerate of others and, if able, to continue wearing face coverings on trains and at stations.

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New artwork at Northern station spreads messages of hope

New artwork created by students at one of Northern’s stations in County Durham is raising awareness for mental health and spreading messages of hope.