Category Archives: News


Northern Launches Charity Mo Trains for 2014

Rail is once again pledging its support to men’s health charity, Movember by
featuring uniquely designed moustaches on the front of its trains, creating a
fleet of 50 Mo Trains.

The Mo Trains will run right across Northern’s network, from…
Source: Northern Rail News

TRAVEL ADVICE: Train services between Newcastle and Sunderland

Friday 24 October
Northern Rail will be unable to run train services between Newcastle and Sunderland on Friday following a freight train derailment on the line.
Train services will operate between:• Carlisle / Hexham – Newcastle…
Source: Northern Rail News

£400million Leeds Development Gets Underway

Contractor, I & H Brown, has been appointed and work will start this month on the £400 million Kirkstall Forge development in Leeds.   Developer Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has already completed a multimillion pound investment…
Source: Northern Rail News

Rail Companies Join Forces to Champion Safer Giving

Seven of the
nation’s major rail and station operators have joined forces with
charity regulators; the Charity Commission and the Fundraising Standards
Board (FRSB), to champion safer giving across England and Wales’s rail

Source: Northern Rail News

Get Connected, Stay Connected at Bolton Station

From Monday 13 October,
customers at Bolton station will be able to connect to free Wi-Fi thanks to a
four month trial launched by Northern Rail.

The trial will be provided
in partnership with public transport experts ‘LetsJoin’ and…
Source: Northern Rail News

Community Rail Honoured at Annual ACoRP Awards

Northern Rail is celebrating after six entries were honoured at ACoRP’s
(Association of Community Rail Partnerships) Community Rail Awards in
Scarborough on 2 October. The local train operator triumphed with two of its
community partnerships winning first place…
Source: Northern Rail News

Travel Update: Services from Carlisle to Newcastle

Due to a landslip at Brampton there is disruption to journeys between
Newcastle and Carlisle.

Buses are replacing trains between Carlisle and…
Source: Northern Rail News

Tyne Valley Passengers Get A Bigger Say On Rail Services

Passengers in the north east will have more say over their local train services after Transport Minister Baroness Kramer designated the Tyne Valley Line as a community rail service during a visit to Hexham…
Source: Northern Rail News

Maryport Launches Green Screen

Maryport station has become the first station
in Cumbria to offer the latest train running information via an environmentally
friendly, solar powered Customer Information Screen (CIS).

The “green screen” receives the most
up-to-date train running information from GPS…
Source: Northern Rail News

Northern Shortlisted for Hat Trick of Excellence Awards

Northern Rail has been shortlisted
for three 2014 North of England Excellence Awards, highlighting its success in
customer service, sustainability and the Lean process at its depots.

The finalists were announced this
week and winners will be crowned at the Awards ceremony on 13…
Source: Northern Rail News