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Running Northern is quite the intricate operation!

Covering a whopping 3,000km of track, we operate a staggering 2,500 services per day, stopping at over 500 stations. To keep things running smoothly, we rely on our fleet of 345 meticulously maintained trains, diligently looked after by our skilled engineers. Of course, it takes a competent driver and conductor to operate each service, both equipped with the necessary training, route knowledge, and qualifications.

To give you a glimpse into our operation, we've provided a video below featuring the dedicated individuals who make our train service possible.

Here are some key figures: 

  • 2,500 services daily
  • Over 500 stations served
  • 345 trains, encompassing 11 different types (electric and diesel)
  • 5 traincare centers (depots), 7 outstations (mini depots for cleaning, fueling, and minor maintenance), and 31 additional train presentation points
  • 23 crew bases scattered throughout the network
  • A workforce of just over 7,000, including approximately 3,500 drivers and conductors

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