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Northern Rail - Articles and news items

Low Moor station opens

Rail industry news / 4 April 2017 /

Leeds City Region (which has the largest city region economy outside London) is celebrating the opening of an unprecedented third new rail station in 14 months.

Porterbrook and Northern to introduce bi-mode Class 319 Flex trains

Railway Extra, Z Homepage promo / 3 February 2017 /

Working with the Rail North Partnership, to support a growing railway in the north, Porterbrook and train operator Northern, part of the Arriva Group, are jointly developing a highly innovative rolling stock concept.

Porterbrook and Northern to jointly develop bi-mode Class 319 Flex trains

Rail industry news / 23 December 2016 /

Porterbrook Leasing and operator Northern, working alongside the Rail North Partnership, are to jointly develop bi-mode Class 319 Flex trains.

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’s commitment to change

Issue 6 2016 / 23 November 2016 /

Northern is just over six months into a nine year programme to transform rail travel for customers. From new trains to more services, Northern will set the standard for future train operating franchises. Why are they doing this? And why are they investing £1 billion to make it happen for customers? Northern’s Managing Director Alex Hynes provides more details.

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.