Northern Rail

Northern train strike set to cause disruption for Preston commuters

A Northern service heads of Manchester Pic: Aero Pixels A Northern service heads of Manchester Pic: Aero Pixels Fewer than half of Northern trains are to run during industrial action on Monday (13 March). The train operator which has […]

3 years ago
Preston to Blackpool train passengers warned of delays

A Northern train service at Preston Station Pic: darrener24d Passengers using trains between Preston and Blackpool are being warned of disruption. Work to electrify the railway between the two stations is beginning in October. More than 18 months of […]

3 years ago
Arriva Rail to take over Northern Rail franchise promising world-class service

Plans have been lodged for work at Preston Station Pic: Tony Worrall Arriva Rail North Limited is to take over the Northern Rail franchise in April from current operator Serco Abellio. The Government said that Arriva Rail, along with First Trans Pennine Express, […]

4 years ago
Could pacer trains to be a thing of the past from Preston station by 2020?

The days of the pacer are numbered Pic: Dave Wragg They are the bane of many commuters lives – pacer trains. The latest rail investment announcement has seen a bold declaration for the pacers – you know, the bus on […]

5 years ago
Advertisement Advertisement Major train delays as woman under train at Lostock Hall

Farington curve where the incident is understood to have happened Delays were caused between Preston and Blackburn after a person under a train at Lostock Hall. British Transport Police were called to a stretch of line between Bamber Bridge and […]

5 years ago
Preston rail fare dodgers caught in ticket crackdown

Preston train station Northern Rail has recently launched the Get a Ticket Campaign to crack down on fare dodgers. Two online videos have been released in an attempt to reduce the number of […]

6 years ago
Preston rail commuters left frustrated by Northern Rail extra capacity decision

northern rail Rail commuters between Preston and Manchester were dismayed today when Northern Rail decided not to expand the capacity on the city route. Passengers vented their anger on Twitter as the […]

8 years ago
New trains proposed by First TransPennine on North West lines

(c) Danny Lee/London Midland Above, it’s the train passengers have been waiting for, but it’ll arrive in December 2013. The sleek, greener, cleaner and faster 110mph 4-car Siemens Class 350 ‘Desiro’ train order for […]

8 years ago
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