A spokesman for Northern said: “It has been a difficult morning for some of our customers, in particular on a number of routes around north Manchester extending up to Blackpool, and we are very sorry for the delays and cancellations they have experienced. The spokesman added: “We will continue to do everything we can to ensure we minimise any service disruption and keep customers informed as...

We have responded to RMT's announcement that it intends to carry out further strikes on Thursday 24 May and Saturday 26 May. Richard Allan, Northern’s Deputy Manager Director, said: “We are delivering the biggest modernisation programme in a generation for customers, including 98 new trains that are now under construction, better stations and more services. It is disappointing that RMT has...

We aim to provide the best service possible. Sadly delays do occur from time to time and we understand the frustration and inconvenience this causes. We want to take every opportunity to extend our apologies and compensate you fairly. Our Customer Promise provides for compensation to our customers who are delayed by 30 minutes or more on their journey. You can claim Delay Repay if one of our...

Northern customers are being urged to check their train times and station stops ahead of Britain’s biggest train timetable change for decadesWe are asking our customers to check before travelling and to plan their journeys before the timetable change on 20 May. As part of the new timetable, departure times and the Manchester stations where some services travel to and from across the Pennines...

Re-introduction of train services to Blackpool North from Monday 16 April The railway between Preston and Blackpool North is set to reopen next Monday (16 April) as the transformation of train travel across the north of England continues. As part of the multi-billion pound Great North Rail Project, the line will reopen following 22 weeks of work to upgrade the tracks, station platforms and...

We are reminding customers to plan their Easter travel carefully ahead of the RMT strike on Thursday.

Northern customers travelling from Kirkstall Forge to Leeds and Bradford are to benefit from two trains an hour from May.

Northern will run almost 1,400 rail services during each day of RMT strike action to keep the north of England on the move next week.

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