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Northern Rail - Articles and news items

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.

Northern Rail recognised for environmental management

Rail industry news / 25 September 2015 /

Northern Rail has achieved the newly established IS0 14001:2015 environmental management certification for its effort to integrate environmental work into core business processes.

£1 million upgrade of Harrogate Station underway

Rail industry news / 20 August 2015 /

Harrogate Station is undergoing a series of upgrades as part of a £1.2 million improvement plan to improve facilities at the busy North Yorkshire hub.

Additional locomotive hauled trains for Cumbrian coastal route

Rail industry news / 18 May 2015 /

Northern Rail has announced the addition of two further locomotive hauled trains for Cumbrian coastal route.

Todmorden Curve railway line opens for the first time in 40 years

Rail industry news / 18 May 2015 /

Todmorden Curve, a stretch of railway in the north west of England, has reopened further to a £10 million investment.


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