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Northern announces new autism friendly stations on World Autism Awareness Day

Northern is partnering with Specialist Awareness Services to transform three flagship stations into autism friendly hubs.

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Northern celebrates transgender people working in rail industry on International Transgender Day of Visibility

To celebrate International Transgender Day of Visibility, Northern is highlighting the stories of two of its transgender colleagues who work for one of the UK’s biggest train operators.   

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Northern customers asked to travel safely this Easter

  • Customers asked to plan travel carefully
  • Routes to Blackpool, Cumbria, Southport and Hope Valley targeted
  • People should minimise travel where possible
  • Additional cleaning in place on Northern’s trains and at stations
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Park and ride boost for Mills Hill station

Work to increase the number of park and ride spaces from approximately 24 unlined spaces to 58 spaces, including three fully accessible and three extra wide spaces, will begin on Monday (29 March).  

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Northern highlights community focus with Super League giveaway

Northern is giving community rugby league clubs the chance to win training equipment as well as a grant to boost their facilities.

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Northern completes first phase of train refurbishment

Northern has completed the initial refurbishment of its train fleet as part of the overall transformation programme being undertaken by the train operator.

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Northern enlists body-worn cameras to make the railway even safer

Northern is turning to technology to deliver the safest possible rail network for its customers.

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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