Northern’s regional director for the North West reminds customers to ‘Check before you travel’ ahead of RMT strikes

Northern’s regional director for the North West, Chris Jackson, has issued a reminder to customers to ‘Check before you travel’ ahead of the RMT strikes on Thursday (16 March) and Saturday (18 March). Chris Jackson, regional director for Northern, said: “We’re expecting the skeleton services we can run to be very busy – so customers should… Continue reading Northern’s regional director for the North West reminds customers to ‘Check before you travel’ ahead of RMT strikes


Do Not Travel: Northern’s advice for the first week of 2023 as RMT and ASLEF strikes bring the rail network to a halt

Train operator, Northern has issued fresh ‘Do Not Travel’ guidance for its customers across the North of England for the first week of 2023. Strikes by the RMT and ASLEF trade unions will bring services to a halt from Tuesday 3 to Saturday 7 January. Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “This is… Continue reading Do Not Travel: Northern’s advice for the first week of 2023 as RMT and ASLEF strikes bring the rail network to a halt


Statement regarding cancellation of RMT strike action on 5, 7 & 9 November 2022

Northern’s chief operating officer, Tricia Williams, has responded to the news that planned strike action by the RMT on Saturday 5th, Monday 7th & Wednesday 9th November has been cancelled. (AUDIO DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE BELOW) She said: “We welcome the news that the RMT has withdrawn its planned strike action on Saturday 5th, Monday 7th and… Continue reading Statement regarding cancellation of RMT strike action on 5, 7 & 9 November 2022


No Northern trains will run on 1st and 5th October due to strike action by the ASLEF and RMT unions.

Northern is warning customers that as a result of strike action on Saturday 1 and Wednesday 5 October, the train operator cannot operate any services on those days.  Meanwhile, strike action by the RMT on Saturday 8 October is expected to bring all but a handful of services to a halt, with Northern still working… Continue reading No Northern trains will run on 1st and 5th October due to strike action by the ASLEF and RMT unions.


Northern asks customers to plan ahead for May bank holiday travel

Northern is advising customers travelling this May bank holiday weekend to check before they travel and be flexible with their journeys. Trains are expected to be very busy between Saturday 30 April and Monday 2 May across the Northern network. In addition, engineering work on some routes in Cheshire, Manchester and Cumbria will see some trains… Continue reading Northern asks customers to plan ahead for May bank holiday travel


Transport for the North in talks with Network Rail on rail reform

  ‘North in strong position to be a ‘pathfinder’ for new Great British Railways model’ Leaders from across the North of England will tomorrow (Wednesday 24 November) consider recommendations from Transport for the North (TfN) which could position the region as a ‘pathfinder for reform’ in shaping what will become the new model for Great… Continue reading Transport for the North in talks with Network Rail on rail reform


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