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Blackpool North station given colourful makeover to welcome passengers

17 February 2022
One of Northern’s busiest stations has been given a makeover and now features a colourful new façade to welcome passengers to the station.  

Visitors to Blackpool North will be greeted by new artwork over the station’s entrance. Meanwhile, the inside of the station building has been painted and new pigeon netting installed.  

The improvements come as part of Northern’s wider programme of transformation across the rail network.  

Northern’s campaign – A Better Way to Go - highlights the work being done by the train operator to improve every step of the customer journey. 

Chris Jackson, regional director at Northern, said: “I would like to thank our customers for their patience while improvement works were carried out. The station looks fantastic, and the new look will help us provide a better travelling experience for all our passengers.”  

“We are working hard to make sure our stations are safe, accessible and welcoming places for customers and even small changes – like giving our stations a fresh coat of paint - can make a big difference.  

“Our A Better Way to Go campaign demonstrates the hard work that has taken place as we continue to transform rail travel in the north and I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved.”   

The campaign, which will be seen in stations, on-trains and online, will also cover improvements such as:   

  • New fleet made up of 100 state-of-the-art trains   
  • Another 240 trains have been fully refurbished  
  • Industry leading mobility scooter policy   
  • Roll-out of bodycam units  
  • Improved CCTV onboard and in stations   
  • Car park refurbishments   

As part of the campaign, Northern has launched an online tool allowing people to find out what improvements have been made to their local station. The tool can be found at 


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