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Northern launches face covering competition

28 August 2020
Northern has launched an exciting competition - giving customers the chance to win a selection of specially designed face masks, and a weekend of free travel. 

As the rail operator begins to welcome passengers back on board as they return to schools and workplaces it has launched the competition designed to further encourage the use of face coverings.  

A total of 30 passengers will be selected to receive four limited-edition face coverings designed by talented northern tattoo artists Joe Ellis and Sway, both based at Sacred Electric Tattoo in Leeds, as well as Manchester-based tattoo artist Eve Mansell. A weekend of free travel for four people is also up for grabs.  

Face coverings are mandatory on all trains and stations and everyone – aside from those who are exempt – should do their bit and keep their mouth and nose covered. 

To enter the competition customers can take a picture of themselves wearing a face covering and post this to Instagram, tagging @northernrailway and using #TravelSafely. 

The competition closes on Tuesday 8 September at 11:59pm, and the winners will be announced shortly after. There’s no limit to the amount of times the competition can be entered, so customers can snap away to their hearts content.  

Mark Powles, Customer and Commercial Director at Northern, said: “We’ve teamed up with the fantastic Joe Ellis, Sway, and Eve Mansell to create a selection of limited-edition Northern face coverings for 30 lucky winners wear while travelling with us – for free, for a whole weekend.  

“We’d like to remind our customers that wearing a face covering on board our trains is compulsory unless they are exempt.  

“We are amending our timetables to help customers who may be returning to schools and workplaces for the first time. From 14 September we will be providing additional services on many routes, with an emphasis on providing additional capacity during the morning and evening peaks.” 

“With social distancing still in place, space on our trains is still limited. Customers, therefore, need to plan journeys carefully and avoid travelling at peak times where possible.” 

To help give rail travellers more confidence when travelling on the railway, Northern has recently outlined the measures it is taking to keep trains and stations as clean and safe as possible. 

These measures include, more cleaning staff than ever before, a clear focus on cleaning touchpoints (handles, buttons and tables etc) an enhanced cleaning regime for all trains and stations. 

Mark added: “We want to make sure customers who travel with us can do so with the confidence that the Northern network is as safe as possible. 

“Those who are returning to the railway can help by making sure they wash their hands regularly, adhere to social distancing, and take any litter with them when they leave our trains.” 

For more information or to enter the competition please visit:  

https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/winfacecovering 

Instagram: @northernrailway 

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One of the face masks designed by Joe Ellis

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