Category Archives: Northern Rail

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New Franchisee from 1st April

As of 1st April, Northern Rail no longer have the franchise to provide our train services. The new franchisee is Arriva Rail North. In terms of ownership, what this means is that our trains are operated by a subsidiary of … Continue reading

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New franchisees’ plans

The detail is now beginning to emerge about what we can expect under the new franchises for Northern and Trans-Pennine. First Group have retained the franchise for TransPennine, though the ownership structure is a bit different from the previous franchise. … Continue reading

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Engineering Works, Easter 2015 – Friday 3rd to Monday 6th April

Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Ashton over the Easter weekend on Friday 3rd, Saturday 4th & Monday 6th. A revised timetable will be in operation with trains running between Huddersfield and Ashton only. http://www.northernrail.org/pdfs/trackworks/0110a_Huddersfield-Manchester.pdf Although the timetable shows … Continue reading

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Engineering works, Sundays 6th April to 4th May 2015

Buses replace trains between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge for the next 5 ┬áSundays (6th April to 4th May inclusive). A revised timetable will be in operation with trains running between Huddersfield and Stalybridge only. http://www.northernrail.org/pdfs/trackworks/0102a_Huddersfield-Manchester.pdf Although the timetable shows connecting … Continue reading

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