Passengers will be able to travel by train between Bolton and Manchester next week when the line reopens early after a burst water main caused major damage to a bridge. The Moses Gate railway bridge, near Bolton, was badly damaged on 17 August when the burst pipe caused a section of it to collapse onto the railway below and created a hole in the road above. Thanks to a carefully executed repair...

Northern is reminding customers to check before they travel on Friday 1 and Monday 4 September.  Due to RMT strike action, services will only operate between 7am and 7pm, with final services on some routes finishing before 7pm. Northern will run over 900 services, but trains are expected to be extremely busy, journeys may take longer than normal and connections to other services may not be...

Northern has issued further timetable information for customers travelling in the Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Merseyside, Lancashire and Cumbria areas during RMT strike action on Friday 1 and Monday 4 September.Northern expects to run over 900 train services on both strike days between 7am and 7pm, with final services on some routes finishing before 7pm. Trains are expected to be extremely...

Train operator Northern has informed people attending Bingley Music Live on Friday 1 September that they must seek alternative travel options for their journey home as due to strike action, last trains will depart in advance of the event’s 9:30pm closing time. Northern is operating services between 7am and 7pm on Friday 1 and Monday 4 September with services in some areas finishing before 7pm. Northern’s...

Train operator Northern has informed people planning to attend the Blackpool Illuminations Switch-On concert on Friday 1 September that they should make alternative travel arrangements for their journey home as due to strike action, last trains will depart in the early evening. Northern is operating services between 7am and 7pm on both Friday 1 and Monday 4 September with services in some areas...

Northern has issued the first of its train timetables for customers travelling in the Yorkshire and North East areas during RMT strike action on Friday 1 and Monday 4 September. Northern expects to run over 900 services on both strike days between 7am and 7pm, with final services on some routes finishing before 7pm. Trains are expected to be extremely busy, journeys may take longer than normal...

Train operator Northern is looking forward to welcoming Manchester Pride visitors at its stations across the city this weekend. Northern staff – wearing Pride colours of course – will be on hand to give travel advice and guidance to customers.  Even the trains will be getting in on the act, with many displaying rainbow badges. Liam Sumpter, Regional Director for Northern, said: “Pride is a...

Emergency repairs to a bridge damaged by a burst water main will impact road and rail travel south of Bolton for several weeks.  A burst water pipe caused a section of Moses Gate bridge to collapse onto the railway below and created a hole in the road above on Thursday 17 August. Major engineering work is needed to make the bridge and highway safe before both the road and railway can be...