A fleet of changes, not just a new fleet

Northern's largest modernisation programme in a generation is transforming every step of your journey.

This includes making it even easier for you to buy tickets and find great value fares. Our stations are becoming more accessible, safer and ultimately better places to be. There's every chance you've already boarded one of our state-of-the-art new trains and we're constantly improving the frequency and journey times of our services. And that's just the beginning...

New trains, upgraded journeys

The £500 million investment into 101 new, state-of-the-art trains translates to markedly better journeys for our customers. We currently have 33 of our new trains in customer service with driver training taking place on dozens more trains right now.

Over one million customer journeys have already been made on-board our new trains, where customers can enjoy more comfortable seats, totally free WiFi, plug sockets at every seat and more accessible carriages.

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Making Stations Better

Our station improvement programme continues to gather pace thanks to a £32 million investment. Over 100 stations were upgraded last year, making our stations more accessible, more secure and more comfortable for all our customers.

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More services and better connections

We’re have increased the number of services we provide to give you more options for getting to where you need to be.  Since the start of the franchise in 2016, these changes have resulted in the introduction of over 2,000 extra services a week.

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Northern refurbishes two thirds of trains

Two thirds of Northern’s trains have now been through initial refurbishments. Alongside the introduction of 101 brand-new trains, […]

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Northern celebrates summer successes

20 brand new trains are now in service More than 80,000 10p tickets sold in only five days […]

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Beavering around on the new trains

Northern was delighted to welcome a Bingley based Beaver pack to travel on one of its brand-new electric […]

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