In the bleak midwinter, rail customers can look to Northern and TransPennine Express to help them have a merry Christmas.

Northern is hoping revellers in Manchester will avoid having a Blue Christmas this year.

Manchester’s three main railway stations were today connected for the first time by the Ordsall Chord bridge - the historic centrepiece of the Great North Rail Project.

A scheme which allows local communities to adopt under-used stations and rail lines is set to enter a new era under multi-million pound plans to be announced by the Rail Minister Paul Maynard today (6 November).

Train operator Northern has informed customers planning to attend the Meadowhall Christmas Live event on Wednesday 8 November that they need to make alternative travel arrangements for their journey home. 

Train operator Northern has published revised train times to keep customers on the move during RMT’s latest strike action on Wednesday 8 November.

Landmark coming together sees rail companies launch plan for a changing railway to secure almost £85bn benefit to economy and enable further investment and improvement.

Rail Minister Paul Maynard MP, Northern and Network Rail have officially opened a new £23m train maintenance depot in Blackburn. The facility will be used to maintain up to 30 Northern diesel trains and will be a key part of the modernisation of the railway in the north of England.

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