Cumbrian Coast Line – Parton Reopens

Trains have started running on the Cumbrian Coast line again after three consecutive storms forced the railway to close earlier this year. Northern services have resumed on the line from today (Monday 1 June) after Network Rail completely replaced a railway bridge damaged beyond repair at Parton by Storms Ciara, Dennis and Jorge in March. …

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Bank Holiday Weekend Engineering Work – Changes to Service (23/5-25/5)

This coming weekend Saturday 23rd to Monday 25th May there will be a number of engineering possessions on the Rail Network in the North West which will affect Northern services in the following locations: West Coast Mainline (Preston to Euxton/Wigan) Cumbrian Coast route (Carlisle to Whitehaven) South Manchester (Manchester to Buxton/Stoke-on-Trent/Crewe via Stockport/Chester via Altrincham) …

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Deep clean of Barrow-in-Furness station

Northern Trains Ltd will shortly be commencing a deep clean of Barrow-in-Furness station. The work will begin on 2nd June for 5 days with the work being carried out in the day and at night. The specification of work is as follows: Main Concourse – All walls, ceilings, windows and floors including the high level. …

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Essential Travel and Social Distancing Message

Look out for Northern’s images which are being used to promote essential travel only and to encourage social distancing.   The images are appearing on  Northen’s social media channels, stations and in the media. Signage to encourage social distancing have now been installed at Manchester Oxford Road and Victoria stations. Further stations will follow over …

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Safer Travel Campaign

Transport operators and staff have been working hard to ensure that people who need to get to work are able to do so, including crucial NHS workers and all those on the frontline of the fight against the virus. The Department for Transport has issued guidance setting out that if people cannot work from home …

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Northern Key Worker Timetable from Monday 18 May

Changes will be made to Northern train services from Monday 18 May. These are based around a capacity uplift on some routes (lengthening of train formation), frequency uplift on others whilst a small number of routes will see train service resumptions. The matrix below shows the detail with any changes compared to the current Key …

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