Train services between Preston and Blackpool North will resume on Monday 16 April. Snow, wind and ice from the ‘Beast from the East’ combining with Storm Emma off the Atlantic is one of the main factors that has caused the long-awaited resumption of train services to be pushed back three weeks. An essential engineering train required for delivering the upgrade also needed unplanned maintenance. The...

We have responded to RMT's annoucement that it intends to carry out further strikes on Monday 26 and Thursday 29 March. Richard Allan, our Deputy Managing Director said: "Our modernisation plans are well underway with almost £500m of new trains under construction, 90 refurbished trains in service, £7m spent so far on improving our stations, extra services from May, and more to come by 2020. “We urge RMT...

Our first completed brand new train has left the factory and is on its way for track testing. The Class 195 DMU this week left the CAF facility at Irun in northern Spain, starting a long journey which will end at Velim in the Czech Republic.

We have secured 240 jobs from collapsed Carillion by bringing the exisintg Customer Experience Centre in-house and through securing a new contract with facilities management provider ISS.

We're bolstering our services to help customers in Cheshire get where they need to be during RMT strike action. For the first time during RMT strike action we will be offering an hourly service between Chester and Altrincham, giving customers in the county improved choices for travel into Manchester. There are also enhancements for customers travelling between Liverpool and Warrington Central,...

Customers travelling to Blackpool this weekend are being urged to plan carefully. Engineering work, coupled with RMT strike action, means there will be no rail services on Saturday 3 March. We've put a rail replacement bus service in place between Preston and Blackpool, but this will be operating on a different timetable than that used during previous engineering work. Buses to Blackpool South on...

We have responded to RMT's decision to hold a strike on Saturday 3 March. Richard Allan, Northern’s Deputy Managing Director, said: "We are delivering our modernisation plans for customers with almost £500m of new trains under construction, £7m spent so far on improving our stations, 70 refurbished trains in service, 400 extra people recruited, and much more to come by 2020.

Northern’s modernisation is gathering speed with the first completed new train due off the production line in a matter of weeks.