Richard Allan, deputy managing director of Arriva Rail North, said: “We are surprised that RMT has announced strike action for Saturday 8 April as we had been in contact with their officials in the last 24 hours to organise further talks.  “We have been clear that we want RMT, along with our people, our customers and stakeholders, to play a role in bringing our modernisation plans to life. We...

Northern’s plan to run 980 services, or around 40 per cent of its normal timetable, during today’s (13 March) industrial action is working well.  Paul Barnfield, Regional Director at Northern, said: “By 12.30pm 448 trains had arrived at their destinations, helping customers get to work in major towns and cities across the North.  Our plan is working well and we have even been able to run a few...

Northern is to run around 300 extra rail replacement bus services to help keep the north of England on the move during planned industrial action on Monday 13 March. The buses will operate in some areas that will not have rail services as a result of the revised timetable. Northern rail tickets will also be accepted on all Arriva Bus services (including Yorkshire Tiger) in the north of England on...

Northern has today published details of its revised train timetable that will operate during industrial action on its network on Monday 13 March. The train operator expects to run approximately 980 services, or around 40 per cent of its normal timetable, carrying more than 100,000 customers across many but not all of its routes in the North of England. Northern expects all services to be...

Liverpool Lime Street station remains closed following the landslip earlier this week and is unlikely to reopen until at at least Thursday 9 March. As a result of the closure there is ongoing disruption to Northern services between Liverpool Lime Street and Manchester, Warrington and Wigan.  A limited number of services are running between: Manchester Victoria and Huyton Manchester Oxford Road...

Last night’s wall collapse onto the track outside of Liverpool Lime Street continues to impact multiple Northern services, primarily those to and from Manchester and Wigan.

A spokesman for Northern said: “As our modernisation proposals are still in the early stages, it is a shame that RMT has announced strike action for Monday 13 March. Our aim is to reach a constructive resolution and we urge RMT to continue the talks we have already started. “We want to protect jobs and pay, and during our recent discussions we offered to consult fully with our people, customers...

Storm Doris is predicted to impact the north of England on Thursday morning and Northern is calling on all customers to be prepared.

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