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Northern Rail - Articles and news items

Northern’s Head of New Trains to oversee rolling stock modernisation

Rail industry news / 30 November 2016 /

The arrival of Northern’s Head of New Trains will set in motion the operator’s multi-million pound programme of modernisation, delivering 281 new carriages due to enter service from 2018 onwards.

Northern Programmes: plans unveiled to transform rail travel in north of England

Rail industry news / 14 November 2016 /

Network Rail, has announced a number of investment projects designed to transform rail travel in the north of England as part of the Northern Programmes.

First partly-refurbished train for Northern unveiled

Rail industry news / 24 October 2016 /

Northern has unveiled its first partly-refurbished train which will go into service on the York to Blackpool route…

Northern unveils Digipod displaying real-time passenger information

Rail industry news / 12 October 2016 /

Rail operator Northern has unveiled its first Digipod at Manchester Victoria station providing a new way of sharing real-time passenger information and digital advertising

Northern launches four business regions to help transform rail travel

Rail industry news / 7 June 2016 /

Rail operator Northern has revealed four new business regions that will help transform rail travel in the North.

New Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises begin

Rail industry news / 1 April 2016 /

Two new rail franchises have commenced in the North of England with an investment of over £1.2bn planned for Northern and TransPennine Express.

A new era for rail in the North of England

Railway Extra / 24 March 2016 /

On 1 April 2016, Arriva Rail North Ltd. began operating the Northern rail franchise. Ahead of the nine-year contract, Chris Burchell, Arriva’s Managing Director UK Trains, discusses rolling stock improvements, enhanced passenger experience and anticipates an exciting future…

Alex Hynes appointed managing director for new Northern franchise

Rail industry news / 14 January 2016 /

Arriva has announced the appointment of Alex Hynes as managing director of Arriva Rail North Ltd which will operate the new Northern franchise.

Cheshire to benefit from £260K Customer Information Screens

Rail industry news / 11 January 2016 /

Northern Rail has announced it is to invest £264,000 in new Customer Information Screens (CIS) at stations across Cheshire.

Government awards Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises

Rail industry news / 9 December 2015 /

In a measure to ensure the development of a Northern Powerhouse, the UK government has announced its intention to award Northern and TransPennine Express rail franchises to Arriva Rail North Ltd. and First Trans Pennine Express Ltd. 

Northern Rail installs station Smart Wall

Rail industry news / 30 November 2015 /

Northern Rail’s newly developed Harrogate Station has introduced an interactive Smart Wall designed to allow customers to purchase tickets and view rail and local area information.

Allerton Depot opens following £23m upgrade to maintain electric trains

Rail industry news / 14 October 2015 /

Allerton Depot has been transformed thanks to a £23 million upgrade to service Northern Rail’s new fleet of electric trains.


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