Northern has issued further train timetable information for customers travelling in Cheshire, Cumbria, Lancashire and Merseyside during RMT strike action on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October.The train operator aims to run around 1200 services across the North, 46 per cent of its normal timetable, on both days between 7am and 7pm.Specific travel advice has been issued to customers travelling in...

This week marked the achievement of another milestone in train operator Northern’s modernisation plans as it sent its 30th refurbished train out onto its network.The latest unit to go into service was 150276, which went into service out of Northern’s Newton Heath depot and served customers in and around the Manchester area.Northern, the UK’s largest rail operator outside of London, is working...

Northern has released the first of its train timetables for the Yorkshire and North East areas during planned RMT strike action taking place on Tuesday 3 and Thursday 5 October. The train operator aims to run around 1200 services across the North, 46 per cent of its normal timetable, on both days between 7am and 7pm. Northern expects all services to be extremely busy, especially in the morning...

Northern has issued a response to the latest announcement from RMT regarding proposed strike action. Richard Allan, Northern’s Deputy Managing Director, said: "Northern is modernising local rail with new and refurbished trains, better stations and faster journeys and, while strike action is disruptive, we remain firmly focused on delivering a better service for our customers. "RMT continues to...

Northern swapped the tracks for the runway last week when staff at the rail operator took to the catwalk to launch their new uniform. The uniform, which will be worn by all of Northern’s customer facing employees including conductors, drivers, and station teams, has been designed with a more modern look and feel. The uniform launch is part of an ongoing modernisation programme at Northern that...

Our plans to keep customers on the move are right on track today. By 10am, more than 300 trains had reached their destinations with more than 90 per cent of those on time.

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...