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Working together with customers and communities, Northern is committed to transforming train travel in the North.

Whilst you've been away, we've been working on a series of new projects and upgrades right across our network.

We’re excited for you to experience these changes, large and small, firsthand when you return to travelling with Northern. But for now you can find a snapshot of these below. 

Be sure to keep checking back for more!


Station improvements:

£2.5m renovation of 40+ stations

Making sure our stations look their best for your return to rail travel.

More accessible stations

Welcoming mobility scooters at 100+ stations to improve the journeys of all our customers.

New LED lighting

We have added new LED lighting at 388 stations, to ensure safer journeys on those later evenings.

Amazon lockers

We now have 157 Amazon lockers at Northern stations. A convenient way to collect your parcels on your commute.

Extra CCTV

We have installed and upgraded CCTV at many of our stations for extra peace of mind.


On-board improvements:

Travel in style

Our new look fleet is made up of 100 new state-of-the-art trains and another 240 fully-refurbished.

Extra-comfy seats

Sit back, take in the views and enjoy a more comfortable journey.

Extra clean carriages

Our 600-strong cleaning team are working round the clock. Thanks team.

You’ve got the power

Make use of the charging points at every seat on all new Northern trains.

Keep it streaming

Stay connected with free WiFi on our new trains. Browse until your heart's content.

Putting your safety first

We've invested in new on-board CCTV to give you added peace of mind.

Know on the go

We're trialling technology on selected routes to bring you real-time journey information.

Customer improvements:

Web Chat

Find help when you need it with web chat available 7am – 10 pm

Customer Panel

Join over 7,000 people on our customer panel and help improve Northern

Smart card refunds

Get faster refunds for Smart season tickets via our app

Rapid refunds

Refunds sent direct to your bank account

Donate your compensation

Make your delay compensation count by donate to the Samaritans or claim via PayPal

Autism friendly

Enjoy an autism-friendly experience as we make trains & stations more welcoming for all

Checkout faster with Apple Pay

No bank card, no problem


Commuter improvements:

More trains, more often

On selected routes across the network, it's now even easier for you to get to work

Free parking

Across 250 of our stations, you can take advantage of over 10,000 free parking spaces

Catch up on emails

Take advantage of our free WiFi on all of our new trains


Some key projects finished recently:


...and many, many more!


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