100,000 extra Flash Sale tickets for JUST 10p: Northern singles out tourism and night-time economies across the North of England for support

Northern has released an extra 100,000 tickets as part of its Flash Sale – all for just 10p. The train operator has targeted tourism hotspots and towns and cities with night-time economy offerings for the 10p fares – with the hope of providing a post-summer holiday boost to visitor numbers. The 10p fares available from… Continue reading 100,000 extra Flash Sale tickets for JUST 10p: Northern singles out tourism and night-time economies across the North of England for support


The hottest tickets in Cumbria selling fast in Northern’s flash sale

Northern has released details of the top selling tickets in Cumbria in its current Flash Sale. The train operator launched the Flash Sale yesterday (Monday, 4 September) with one million 50p tickets, three million £1 tickets and one million £2 tickets up for grabs at: www.northernrailway.co.uk/sale The top selling route so far is Barrow to… Continue reading The hottest tickets in Cumbria selling fast in Northern’s flash sale


Cumbria station names among those to be re-recorded by Northern for new on-board announcements: Final call for feedback

Residents across the North of England have responded to an appeal by Northern to help them correct the mispronunciation of local station names in on-board announcements – with Burneside, Aspatria, Cark & Cartmel and Barrow-in-Furness in Cumbria all making the list. And now, the train operator has issued a final call for feedback before the… Continue reading Cumbria station names among those to be re-recorded by Northern for new on-board announcements: Final call for feedback


Taking a different track: New panel to help Northern support staff who ‘think differently’

Northern is working with more than 40 of its staff to come up with the best way to support the train operator’s neurodiverse employees. Around one in seven people (more than 15 per cent of people in the UK) are neurodivergent, meaning that the brain functions, learns and processes information differently. The train operator has… Continue reading Taking a different track: New panel to help Northern support staff who ‘think differently’


Northern depot upgrades enable longer trains to run between Cumbria and Manchester, improving capacity for customers

Northern has invested in its safety, welfare and production capabilities by installing a new train fuelling and servicing facility at Barrow-in-Furness LMD. The new facility is essential for Northern to operate six-car Class 195 trains between Cumbria and Manchester Airport as part of the Manchester Recovery Task Force. This doubles the on-board capacity and provides… Continue reading Northern depot upgrades enable longer trains to run between Cumbria and Manchester, improving capacity for customers


The future’s bright, but it ISN’T orange: 5 MILLION fewer iconic ‘magstripe’ train tickets needed this year as Northern customers continue the switch to digital alternatives

Northern will use five million fewer iconic, orange ‘magstripe’ train tickets this year thanks to Northern customers’ continued switch to digital alternatives. The number of people travelling on smartcards and barcode tickets has now reached 54.8 million – up five million in the past 12 months – which represents 72.6% of all Northern customers. Magstripe… Continue reading The future’s bright, but it ISN’T orange: 5 MILLION fewer iconic ‘magstripe’ train tickets needed this year as Northern customers continue the switch to digital alternatives


Northern trains boss in the North West comments on ‘modern day fare dodgers’ as stats reveal train company recouped £2.9m in lost revenue for taxpayers in 2022-23

Northern’s regional director for the North West, Chris Jackson, has commented on how so-called ‘modern-day fare dodgers’ on their network are leaving a trail of digital breadcrumbs for their investigators to follow. He said: “The old-school fare evader still exists, but there’s a new generation who try to outsmart the system through a complex process of… Continue reading Northern trains boss in the North West comments on ‘modern day fare dodgers’ as stats reveal train company recouped £2.9m in lost revenue for taxpayers in 2022-23


New Passenger Assist Points at Northern stations to make travel easier for people with accessibility needs

Eight Passenger Assist Points will be installed across Northern stations in the coming months to help make travel easier and more accessible for people with accessibility needs. These new designated areas at key stations across the network will feature clear and accessible signage, as well as seating to make it easier for passengers to get… Continue reading New Passenger Assist Points at Northern stations to make travel easier for people with accessibility needs


End of the line for ‘wasted tickets’ – Northern customers on even the cheapest fares can now swap tickets if their plans change

People travelling on ‘Advance Purchase’ tickets with Northern can now benefit from greater ‘on the day’ flexibility if their plans change. Northern has teamed up with revolutionary rail ticketing app, Seatfrog, to offer customers the opportunity to swap their ticket to another train on the same day. This game-changing feature massively reduces the barriers to… Continue reading End of the line for ‘wasted tickets’ – Northern customers on even the cheapest fares can now swap tickets if their plans change


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