A spokesman for Northern said: “We have offered a two-year pay deal, which will see more than 5,000 Northern employees receive a 2.2% increase for the current year (backdated to April 2016). There will be a further increase of 2.4% or January 2017 Retail Price Inflation (whichever is greater) for the year from April 2017.  

Northern, part of the Arriva group, is celebrating success for several of its stations in the annual Cheshire Best Kept Stations Awards (CBKSA). Cheshire is the only English county with a Best Kept Station competition. This year’s awards were held at The Grange Theatre, Hartford, Northwich on 10 January. 140 delegates attended the ceremony, including Her Majesty’s Lord-Lieutenant of Cheshire,...

A spokesperson for Northern (Arriva Rail North) said: “Northern began the new franchise in April 2016 and is committed to an ambitious programme to modernise rail travel for our customers. The improvements will maintain high safety standards, deliver better journeys and improve customer service across the network.

Current class 319 train

Working with the Rail North Partnership, to support a growing railway in the north, Porterbrook and train operator Northern, part of the Arriva Group, are jointly developing a highly innovative rolling stock concept.

Ordsall Chord engineering site

Between Sunday 18 December 2016 and Monday 2 January 2017 Network Rail engineers worked on the longest and most complex stage of the project to build the Ordsall Chord.

A spokesman for Northern said: “Northern has offered over 5,000 employees a guaranteed, above inflation pay rise over the next three or four years. The offer is a two percent increase in year one, followed by Retail Price Index (RPI) plus 0.1% in each of the following two or three years. “We are disappointed to have now been notified by RMT that it intends to ballot its members following the...

  Northern customers travelling from Bradford Interchange or Manchester Victoria stations will have noticed some unusual activity as they passed through on their way to a night out this weekend. The party season is very much in full swing and many people are keen to join in the celebrations; that, inevitably, leads to a rise in accidents and incidents on the rail network. So this weekend Northern...

Transport Focus have released the results from an independent survey of Northern customers, providing valuable insight into their opinions and experiences of customer service. While the vast majority of customers value punctuality above all else, over three-quarters of respondents said that customer service was important to them. Overall, just over half consider themselves satisfied with the...

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