RMT Action on Saturday 2 February and Sunday 3 February

More RMT strike action is planned for this weekend. On Saturday 2 February (this Saturday) Northern will be running a reduced service due to industrial action by RMT. On Sunday 3 February (this Sunday) there will a number of planned cancellations on Northern services in the North West. For more information and to check which …

RMT Action on Saturday 26 January 2019

The RMT strike action, planned for Saturday 26 January, will see Northern running approximately 700 services – but with few Northern services running after 5pm. Those Northern services that do run, and other operators’ services, are expected to be extremely busy. For more information and to check which services are affected see https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/strike

RMT Action on Saturday 19 January 2019

The RMT strike action, planned for Saturday 19 January, will see Northern running approximately 700 services – but with few Northern services running after 5pm. Those Northern services that do run, and other operators’ services, are expected to be extremely busy. For more information see https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/strike

Final journey of the Class 37, 2Z37 & 2Z38

Friday 11th January saw the final journey of the Class 37, 2Z37 & 2Z38 driven by Northern driver Martin Tweddle took passengers on this farewell return journey between Carlisle and Carnforth, commissioned by Northern and Direct Rail Services (DRS). The commemorative journey was the last chance for 180 rail enthusiasts to ride the 37s on …

A further splash of colour for Kents Bank Station

The Kents Bank Station has received a further splash of colour as the second wildlife art panel has been fitted. The two artwork panels look wonderful and make the shelter look ‘loved’ and cared for. The portrayals of the birds, which are local to Kents Bank/Morecambe Bay, are educational and engaging.

Friends of Askam Station achieve their goal

Friends of Askam Station have managed to resurrect a project for their station with spectacular results.  The Group had previously received some funding from the Local Committee for a small project for the station but following support from Community Rail, Northern (Arriva), the Parish Council and the National Lottery a more ambitious project was realised.  …

RMT Union Saturday Strike Days in December

See dates of RMT planned Saturdays strike days for December.  For more information,  see the strike webpage which is Northern’s primary source for strike-day timetable and customer information.  All the timetables are available in PDF format and can be easily downloaded and printed northernrailway.co.uk/strike  

Rail Minister backs ‘life-changing’ community rail projects

Community Rail Cumbria was delighted to welcome newly appointed Rail Minister Andrew Jones to launch the Department for Transport’s Community Rail Strategy at Millom Discovery Centre last  week. This important document sets the scene for the development of Community Rail nationally and acknowledges the huge social and economic value of the range of projects undertaken …