Northern has responded to the latest announcement from the RMT regarding strike action on 8 November.

Richard Allan, Northern’s Deputy Managing Director, said: "Northern is committed to delivering new trains, faster journeys and better stations for customers.

“We are prepared to guarantee jobs and pay for conductors for the next eight years if we can reach agreement on how our colleagues deliver better customer service using those fantastic new facilities.

“RMT is striking yet again at Northern and on several other train operators. We remain available for talks that are meaningful and clearly focused on how we deliver better customer service in the future."