In April 2016 Northern, The UK’s largest train operator outside of London, announced it was investing £580 million in 98 new electric and diesel trains. Just over a year later a new Engineering Director and a new Head of New Trains have been recruited to oversee the project, the design of the new trains has been finalised and construction of the 281 carriages is now underway.

We are pleased to announce that we have extended the dates that you can travel with our newspaper offer by one week. The last day to use the tokens was going to be Sunday 9 July. However, due to industrial action taking place on this weekend, you can now travel up until Sunday 16 July. This change applies to customers who have already collected their two newspaper tokens from either a Johnston...

Northern, the UK’s largest train operator outside of London, launched its tenth refurbished train into service this week.

A key passenger stairway at Heaton Chapel station has fully reopened for business after vandalism caused significant damage last year. Liam Sumpter, Regional Director at Northern, Councillor John Taylor and Robert Ellams, Asset Engineer for buildings at Network Rail were joined by the Friends of Heaton Chapel station group and key stakeholders for the opening of a new stairway and to celebrate...

Northern’s has responded to RMT announcing three days of strike action on Saturday 8th, Sunday 9th and Monday 10th July

Northern’s Better Stations programme is taking shape. And work on the first station began today – at Eccleston Park, near Prescot.

  Network Rail need to renew a major bridge between Stalybridge and Manchester Victoria and will be carrying this work out between 8 and 30 July. This work will ensure that services can continue to run safely and efficiently along this route far into the future.

Northern wants to hear your view on proposals to improve its stations. The train operator has launched a survey to find out what customers think of new facilities being trialled at a select number of stations across the north of England. The facilities on show, at Adlington (Lancs), Moston, Ravensthorpe and Cramlington, are on trial as part of Northern’s wider Better Stations programme, which...