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This article is about the current operator of the Northern franchise. For the previous operator of the Northern franchise, see Arriva Rail North.

Northern (legally Northern Trains Limited[4]) is a publicly-owned train operating company in England which commenced operating the Northern franchise on 1 March 2020. It is operated by DfT OLR Holdings, after the previous operator Arriva Rail North had its franchise terminated at the end of February 2020.

History[edit]

In December 2015, the Department for Transport (DfT) awarded Arriva a contract to operate the Northern franchise. It commenced in April 2016 and was scheduled to run until March 2025.[5][6]

The franchise encountered a number of problems. In May 2018, a new timetable was introduced, however rolling stock and crew shortages resulted in widespread delays and cancellations from which the operator never recovered.[7][8][9]

In October 2019, the Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps, issued a request for proposals to incumbent operator Arriva and the operator of last resort, which would result in termination of the franchise with either Arriva to be awarded a short-term management contract or the operator of last resort to take over.[9] The DfT decided to terminate the franchise with the operator of last resort to take over.[10][11][12]

Services[edit]

Northern took over all the services operated by Arriva Rail North on 1 March 2020.

Table of off-peak services[edit]

Below is a list of off-peak services, per December 2019 timetables.[13] It has been slightly simplified due to some routes' irregular service pattern. Due to the extensive nature of the network, it has been split by geographic area. Some services are listed in more than one place.

North East[edit]

Northumberland Route tph Calling at Stock Newcastle to Morpeth 1 Manors and Cramlington

Trains from Morpeth to Newcastle extend to Carlisle, see below 156, 158 Newcastle to Chathill - Manors, Cramlington, Morpeth, Pegswood, Widdrington, Acklington and Alnmouth

2 trains per day Tyne Valley, Durham Coast and Esk Valley Lines Route tph Calling at Stock Carlisle to Newcastle 1 Haltwhistle, Hexham, Prudhoe and MetroCentre

Trains from Carlisle to Newcastle extend to Morpeth, see above 156, 158 1 Wetheral, Brampton (1tp2h), Haltwhistle, Bardon Mill (1tp2h), Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Prudhoe and MetroCentre

Trains either serve Brampton, or Bardon Mill Hexham to Nunthorpe 1 Corbridge, Riding Mill, Stocksfield, Prudhoe, Wylam, Blaydon, MetroCentre, Dunston, Newcastle, Heworth, Sunderland, Seaham, Horden, Hartlepool, Seaton Carew, Billingham, Stockton, Thornaby, Middlesbrough, James Cook, Marton and Gypsy Lane

Some trains terminate at Middlesbrough, with Whitby services providing the hourly Middlesbrough to Nunthorpe service. Other trains extend to Battersby or Castleton Moor Middlesbrough to Whitby - James Cook, Marton, Gypsy Lane, Nunthorpe, Great Ayton, Battersby, Kildale, Commondale, Castleton Moor, Danby, Lealholm, Glaisdale, Egton, Grosmont, Sleights and Ruswarp

6 trains per day (4 on Sundays) Tees Valley Line Route tph Calling at Stock Saltburn to Darlington (and Bishop Auckland) 2 Marske, Longbeck, Redcar East, Redcar Central, South Bank (1tph), Middlesbrough, Thornaby, Eaglescliffe, Allens West, Teesside Airport (limited service) and Dinsdale.

1tph extends to Bishop Auckland, calling at North Road, Heighington, Newton Aycliffe and Shildon 156, 158

Cumbria and North Lancashire[edit]

Manchester to Cumbria Route tph Calling at Stock Manchester Airport to Cumbria 1 Heald Green, Gatley (irregular), East Didsbury (Sunday only), Burnage (Monday to Saturday only), Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road, Wigan North Western (Irregular service southbound), Preston, Lancaster

All trains continue north. 11 trains per day continue to Barrow-in-Furness, see below. 4 trains per day continue to Windermere, see below. 195 Lancaster to Barrow-in-Furness 1 Carnforth, Silverdale (irregular), Arnside, Grange-over-Sands, Kents Bank (irregular), Cark (irregular), Ulverston, Dalton (irregular) and Roose (irregular)

11 trains per day originate at Manchester Airport, see above. 4 trains per day (none from Manchester Airport) continue to Carlisle, see below. 156, 195 Oxenholme Lake District to Windermere 1 Kendal, Burneside and Staveley

Some trains do not call at Burneside or Staveley. 4 trains per day continue to Manchester Airport, see above. Barrow-in-Furness to Carlisle 1 Askam, Kirkby-in-Furness, Foxfield, Green Road, Millom, Silecroft, Bootle, Ravenglass, Drigg, Seascale, Sellafield, Braystones (limited), Nethertown (limited), St Bees, Corkickle, Whitehaven, Parton, Harrington, Workington, Flimby, Maryport, Aspatria, Wigton and Dalston

4 trains per day continue to Lancaster, see above. 156 Settle and Carlisle Line

Bentham Line Route tph Calling at Stock Leeds to Carlisle 1⁄2 Shipley, Bingley, Keighley, Skipton, Gargrave (irregular), Hellifield, Long Preston (irregular), Settle, Horton in Ribblesdale, Ribblehead, Dent, Garsdale, Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Langwathby, Lazonby & Kirkoswald and Armathwaite 153, 158 Leeds to Morecambe 1⁄2 Shipley, Bingley, Keighley, Skipton, Gargrave, Hellifield, Long Preston, Giggleswick, Clapham, Bentham, Wennington, Carnforth, Lancaster, Bare Lane and Morecambe 158, 150 Lancaster to Morecambe 1 Bare Lane

Hourly service supplemented/modified by additional trains from Leeds. 156 Leeds to Heysham Port - Shipley, Bingley, Keighley, Skipton, Gargrave, Hellifield, Long Preston, Giggleswick, Clapham, Bentham, Wennington, Carnforth, Lancaster, Bare Lane and Morecambe.

2 trains per day. 1 starts at Lancaster. Tyne Valley Line Route tph Calling at Stock Carlisle to Newcastle 1 Haltwhistle, Hexham, Prudhoe and MetroCentre 156, 158 1 Wetheral, Brampton (1tp2h), Haltwhistle, Bardon Mill (1tp2h), Haydon Bridge, Hexham, Prudhoe and MetroCentre

Trains either serve Brampton, or Bardon Mill

Preston area[edit]

Manchester to Preston Route tph Calling at Stock Manchester Airport to Cumbria 1 Heald Green, Gatley (irregular), East Didsbury (Sunday only), Burnage (Monday to Saturday), Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road, Wigan North Western (Irregular southbound service), Preston, Lancaster

All trains continue north. 11 trains per day continue to Barrow-in-Furness, see above. 4 trains per day continue to Windermere, see above. 195 Manchester Airport to Blackpool North 1 Heald Green, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road, Deansgate, Salford Crescent, Bolton, Horwich Parkway, Blackrod (irregular), Adlington (irregular), Chorley, Buckshaw Parkway, Preston, Salwick (irregular) Kirkham & Wesham (Sunday only) and Poulton-le-Fylde

Early morning, peak and late evening services make additional calls at Gatley, East Didsbury, Burnage and Mauldeth Road between Heald Green and Manchester Piccadilly 331 Hazel Grove to Blackpool North 1 Woodsmoor, Davenport, Stockport, Heaton Chapel, Levenshulme, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road, Deansgate (northbound only), Salford Crescent, Bolton, Lostock (northbound only), Horwich Parkway, Blackrod (irregular), Adlington (irregular), Chorley, Buckshaw Parkway, Leyland (northbound only), Preston, Kirkham & Wesham (southbound only), Poulton-le-Fylde and Layton (southbound only)

Monday to Saturday only Manchester Victoria to Preston 1 Salford Central, Salford Crescent, Bolton, Lostock, Horwich Parkway, Blackrod, Adlington, Chorley, Buckshaw Parkway and Leyland

Sunday services extend to Blackpool North calling at Kirkham & Wesham, Poulton-le-Fylde and Layton 319, 331 East Lancashire line Route tph Calling at Stock Blackpool North to York 1 Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston, Blackburn, Accrington, Burnley Manchester Road, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd (Sunday only), Sowerby Bridge (Sunday only), Halifax, Bradford Interchange, New Pudsey, Leeds and Church Fenton 158, 195 Preston to Colne 1 Lostock Hall, Bamber Bridge, Pleasington, Cherry Tree, Mill Hill, Blackburn, Rishton, Church & Oswaldtwistle, Accrington, Huncoat, Hapton, Rose Grove, Burnley Barracks, Burnley Central, Brierfield and Nelson 156, 150 Liverpool and Ormskirk to Blackpool Route tph Calling at Stock Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North 1 Huyton, St Helens Central, Wigan North Western, Euxton Balshaw Lane, Leyland, Preston, Kirkham & Wesham, Poulton-le-Fylde

Sunday services make additional stops at stations between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western, see below 319, 331 Ormskirk to Preston 1 Burscough Junction, Rufford and Croston 150, 156, 158 Preston to Blackpool South 1 Salwick (irregular), Kirkham & Wesham, Moss Side, Lytham, Ansdell & Fairhaven, St Annes-on-the-Sea, Squires Gate and Blackpool Pleasure Beach

Liverpool[edit]

Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western and Blackpool North Route tph Calling at Stock Liverpool Lime Street to Wigan North Western 2 Edge Hill, Wavertree Technology Park, Broad Green, Roby, Huyton, Prescot, Eccleston Park, Thatto Heath, St Helens Central, Garswood and Bryn

Monday - Saturday only. Sunday services are provided by additional calls on Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North services. Edge Hill is not served on Sundays, see below. 319, 331 Liverpool Lime Street to Blackpool North 1 Huyton, St Helens Central, Wigan North Western, Euxton Balshaw Lane, Leyland, Preston, Kirkham & Wesham (Monday-Saturday only) & Poulton-le-Fylde

Sunday services make additional stops at the stations between Liverpool Lime Street and Wigan North Western, see above. Liverpool Lime Street to Warrington Central and Manchester Piccadilly Route tph Calling at Stock Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport 1 Liverpool South Parkway, Warrington West, Warrington Central, Birchwood, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Mauldeth Road (Monday to Saturday only) & East Didsbury (Monday to Saturday only)

Some trains call at Gatley instead of East Didsbury; Sunday services do not call at Mauldeth Road or East Didsbury. 195 Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road 1 Mossley Hill, West Allerton, Liverpool South Parkway, Hough Green, Widnes, Warrington Central, Padgate, Birchwood, Glazebrook, Irlam, Flixton, Chassen Road (1tp2h), Urmston, Humphrey Park (1tp2h), Trafford Park (1tp2h) and Deansgate 150, 156, 195 1 Edge Hill (Monday to Saturday only), Mossley Hill, West Allerton, Liverpool South Parkway, Hunts Cross, Halewood, Hough Green, Widnes, Sankey (Infrequent), Warrington West, Warrington Central, Birchwood, Irlam, Flixton (Sunday only), Urmston and Deansgate Liverpool Lime Street to Warrington Bank Quay 1 Edge Hill, Wavertree Technology Park, Broad Green, Roby, Huyton, Whiston, Rainhill, Lea Green, St Helens Junction and Earlestown

Monday to Saturday only 319, 323, 331 Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe 1 Edge Hill (Monday to Saturday only), Wavertree Technology Park, Broad Green, Roby, Huyton, Whiston, Rainhill, Lea Green, St Helens Junction, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows, Patricroft, Eccles, Deansgate, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Mauldeth Road, Burnage, East Didsbury, Gatley, Heald Green, Manchester Airport, Styal, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Holmes Chapel and Sandbach

Some peak-time trains run to & from Manchester Victoria, evening and Sunday services terminate at Wilmslow

Manchester (via Oxford Road and Piccadilly)[edit]

CLC line Route tph Calling at Stock Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road 1 Mossley Hill, West Allerton, Liverpool South Parkway, Hough Green, Widnes, Warrington Central, Padgate, Birchwood, Glazebrook, Irlam, Flixton, Chassen Road (1tp2h), Urmston and Deansgate 150, 156 1 Edge Hill, Mossley Hill, West Allerton, Liverpool South Parkway, Hunts Cross, Halewood, Hough Green, Widnes, Sankey (infrequent service), Warrington West, Warrington Central, Birchwood, Irlam, Urmston, Humphrey Park (1tp2h), Trafford Park (1tp2h) and Deansgate Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport 1 Liverpool South Parkway, Warrington West, Warrington Central, Birchwood, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Mauldeth Road and East Didsbury

Some trains call at Gatley instead of East Didsbury; Sunday services do not call at Mauldeth Road or East Didsbury. 195 Airport Line Route tph Calling at Stock Cumbria to Manchester Airport 1 Heald Green, Gatley (irregular), East Didsbury (Sunday only), Burnage (Monday-Saturday only), Mauldeth Road (irregular), Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road, Wigan North Western (irregular) , Preston and Lancaster.

All trains continue north. 11 trains per day continue to Barrow-in-Furness, see above. 4 trains per day continue to Windermere Some peak services call at Chorley instead of Wigan North Western. Sunday services call at East Didsbury instead of Burnage 195 Blackpool North to Manchester Airport 1 Poulton-le-Fylde, Preston, Buckshaw Parkway, Chorley, Blackrod (irregular), Horwich Parkway, Bolton, Salford Crescent, Deansgate, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Mauldeth Road (irregular), Burnage (irregular), East Didsbury (irregular), Gatley (irregular) and Heald Green 331 Liverpool Lime Street to Crewe 1 Edge Hill, Wavertree Technology Park, Broad Green, Roby, Huyton, Whiston, Rainhill, Lea Green, St Helens Junction, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows, Patricroft, Eccles, Deansgate, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Mauldeth Road, Burnage, East Didsbury, Gatley, Heald Green, Manchester Airport, Styal, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Holmes Chapel and Sandbach

Some trains call additionally at Chelford and Goostrey. 319, 323, 331 West Coast Main Line Route tph Calling at Stock Manchester Piccadilly to Crewe 1 Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Cheadle Hulme, Handforth, Wilmslow, Alderley Edge, Chelford, Goostrey, Holmes Chapel and Sandbach 319, 323, 331 Southport to Alderley Edge 1 Meols Cop, Bescar Lane (irregular), New Lane (irregular), Burscough Bridge, Hoscar (1tp2h), Parbold, Appley Bridge, Gathurst, Wigan Wallgate, Ince (irregular), Hindley, Westhoughton, Bolton, Salford Crescent, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Levenshulme (southbound only), Heaton Chapel (southbound only), Stockport, Cheadle Hulme, Handforth and Wilmslow 150, 156,

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Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent 1 Stockport, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Poynton, Adlington, Prestbury, Macclesfield, Congleton, Kidsgrove and Longport (limited) 323, 331 Mid-Cheshire Line Route tph Calling at Stock Manchester Piccadilly to Chester 1 Stockport, Navigation Road, Altrincham, Hale, Ashley, Mobberley, Knutsford, Plumley, Lostock Gralam, Northwich, Greenbank, Cuddington, Delamere and Mouldsworth 150, 156 Buxton Line Route tph Calling at Stock Manchester Piccadilly to Buxton 1 Stockport, Davenport, Woodsmoor, Hazel Grove, Disley, New Mills Newtown, Whaley Bridge and Chapel-en-le-Frith 150, 156 1 Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Davenport, Woodsmoor, Hazel Grove, Middlewood (1tp2h), Disley, New Mills Newtown, Furness Vale, Whaley Bridge, Chapel-en-le-Frith and Dove Holes Blackpool North to Hazel Grove 1 Layton (southbound only), Poulton-le-Fylde, Kirkham and Wesham (southbound only), Preston, Leyland (northbound only), Buckshaw Parkway, Chorley, Blackrod (irregular), Horwich Parkway, Lostock (northbound only), Bolton, Salford Crescent, Deansgate (northbound only), Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Levenshulme, Heaton Chapel, Stockport, Davenport and Woodsmoor

Monday-Saturday only. 331 Glossop and Hope Valley Lines Route tph Calling at Stock Manchester Piccadilly to Hadfield 2 Ardwick (limited), Ashburys, Guide Bridge, Flowery Field, Newton for Hyde, Godley, Hattersley, Broadbottom, Dinting and Glossop 323, 331 Manchester Piccadilly to Rose Hill Marple 2 Gorton, Fairfield (1tph), Guide Bridge, Hyde North (1tph), Hyde Central, Woodley and Romiley 150, 156, 195 Manchester Piccadilly to New Mills Central 1 Ashburys, Belle Vue (irregular), Ryder Brow, Reddish North, Brinnington, Bredbury, Romiley, Marple and Strines (1tp2h) Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield 1 Reddish North, Brinnington, Bredbury, Romiley, Marple, New Mills Central, Chinley, Edale, Hope, Bamford, Hathersage, Grindleford and Dore & Totley

Manchester (via Victoria)[edit]

Manchester Victoria to Wigan and Preston Route tph Calling at Stock Manchester Victoria to Preston 1 Salford Central, Salford Crescent, Bolton, Lostock, Horwich Parkway, Blackrod, Adlington, Chorley, Buckshaw Parkway and Leyland

Sunday services extend to Blackpool North calling at Kirkham & Wesham, Poulton-le-Fylde and Layton 319, 331 Stalybridge to Southport 1 Ashton-under-Lyne, Manchester Victoria, Salford Central, Salford Crescent, Kearsley, Farnworth, Moses Gate, Bolton, Westhoughton, Hindley, Wigan Wallgate, Gathurst, Appley Bridge, Parbold, Hoscar, Burscough Bridge and Meols Cop 150, 156 Stalybridge to Stockport - Guide Bridge, Denton and Reddish South

Once a week in each direction. Stalybridge to Manchester Victoria 1 Ashton-under-Lyne Manchester Victoria to Kirkby 1 Salford Central, Salford Crescent, Swinton, Moorside, Walkden, Atherton, Hag Fold, Daisy Hill, Hindley, Ince (irregular), Wigan Wallgate, Pemberton, Orrell, Upholland and Rainford 150 Ellesmere Port to Manchester Victoria - Stanlow & Thornton, Ince & Elton, Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn East, Warrington Bank Quay, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows, Patricroft, Eccles, Salford Central.

Three trains per day. One train terminates at Helsby. One train extends to Leeds via Bradford Interchange. 195 Manchester to Blackburn Route tph Calling at Stock Blackburn to Rochdale 1 Darwen, Entwistle, Bromley Cross, Hall I' Th' Wood, Bolton, Salford Crescent, Salford Central, Manchester Victoria, Moston, Mills Hill and Castleton 150 Clitheroe to Rochdale 1 Whalley, Langho, Ramsgreave & Wilpshire, Blackburn, Darwen, Entwistle, Bromley Cross, Hall I' Th' Wood, Bolton, Salford Crescent, Salford Central, Manchester Victoria, Moston, Mills Hill and Castleton 150, 153, 156 Wigan Wallgate to Blackburn 1 Hindley, Daisy Hill, Atherton, Walkden, Swinton, Salford Crescent, Salford Central, Manchester Victoria, Rochdale, Smithy Bridge, Littleborough, Todmorden, Burnley Manchester Road, Rose Grove and Accrington

Some services depart from Wigan North Western instead of Wigan Wallgate 150, 156, 158 Manchester to Leeds Route tph Calling at Stock Wigan Wallgate to Leeds 1 Daisy Hill, Atherton, Walkden, Salford Crescent, Salford Central, Manchester Victoria, Rochdale, Smithy Bridge, Littleborough, Walsden, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Sowerby Bridge, Brighouse, Mirfield, Dewsbury, Morley and Cottingley

Some services depart from Wigan North Western instead of Wigan Wallgate 150, 153, 156, 158 Chester to Leeds 1 Helsby, Frodsham, Runcorn East, Warrington Bank Quay, Earlestown, Newton-le-Willows, Manchester Victoria, Rochdale, Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Sowerby Bridge, Halifax, Bradford Interchange, New Pudsey and Bramley 195 Manchester Victoria to Leeds 1 Rochdale, Todmorden, Hebden Bridge, Halifax, Bradford Interchange, New Pudsey and Bramley 153, 158

Leeds and West Yorkshire[edit]

Huddersfield Line Route tph Calling at Stock Leeds to Wigan Wallgate 1 Cottingley, Morley, Batley, Dewsbury, Ravensthorpe, Mirfield, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Walsden, Littleborough, Smithy Bridge, Rochdale, Manchester Victoria, Salford Central, Salford Crescent, Walkden, Atherton, Daisy Hill

Some services depart from Wigan North Western instead of Wigan Wallgate 150, 153, 156, 158 Castleford to Huddersfield 1 Wakefield Kirkgate, Mirfield, Deighton 153 Calder Valley Line Route tph Calling at Stock York to Blackpool North 1 Ulleskelf, Church Fenton, Micklefield, East Garforth, Garforth, Cross Gates (irregular), Leeds, New Pudsey, Bradford Interchange, Halifax, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Burnley Manchester Road, Accrington, Blackburn, Preston and Poulton-le-Fylde 158, 195 Leeds to Chester 1 Bramley, New Pudsey, Bradford Interchange, Halifax, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Rochdale, Manchester Victoria, Newton-le-Willows, Earlestown, Warrington Bank Quay, Runcorn East, Frodsham and Helsby 195 Leeds to Manchester Victoria 1 Bramley, New Pudsey, Bradford Interchange, Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Rochdale 153, 158, 195 Leeds to Huddersfield 1 Bramley, New Pudsey, Bradford Interchange, Low Moor, Halifax and Brighouse 155 Leeds-Bradford Lines Route tph Calling at Stock Leeds to Bradford Forster Square 2 Kirkstall Forge, Apperley Bridge, Shipley and Frizinghall 333, 331 Wharfedale Line Route tph Calling at Stock Leeds to Ilkley 2 Kirkstall Forge (off-peak hours only), Guiseley, Menston, Burley-in-Wharfedale and Ben Rhydding 333, 331 Bradford Forster Square to Ilkley 2 Frizinghall, Shipley, Baildon, Guiseley, Menston, Burley-in-Wharfedale and Ben Rhydding Airedale Line Route tph Calling at Stock Leeds to Skipton 2 Kirkstall Forge (limited), Apperley Bridge (limited), Shipley, Saltaire, Bingley, Crossflatts, Keighley, Steeton & Silsden, Cononley 333,

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Bradford Forster Square to Skipton 2 Frizinghall, Shipley, Saltaire, Bingley, Crossflatts, Keighley, Steeton & Silsden and Cononley Leeds to Morecambe 1⁄2 Shipley, Bingley, Keighley, Skipton, Gargrave, Hellifield, Long Preston, Giggleswick, Clapham, Bentham, Wennington, Carnforth, Lancaster, Bare Lane and Morecambe 158, 150 Leeds to Carlisle 1⁄2 Shipley, Bingley, Keighley, Skipton, Gargrave (irregular), Hellifield, Long Preston (irregular), Settle, Horton in Ribblesdale, Ribblehead, Dent, Garsdale, Kirkby Stephen, Appleby, Langwathby, Lazonby & Kirkoswald and Armathwaite 153, 158 Harrogate Line Route tph Calling at Stock Leeds to Harrogate 1 Horsforth and Hornbeam Park 153, 170 Leeds to Knaresborough 1 Burley Park, Headingley, Horsforth, Weeton, Pannal, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate and Starbeck Leeds to York 1 Burley Park, Headingley, Horsforth, Weeton, Pannal, Hornbeam Park, Harrogate, Starbeck, Knaresborough, Cattal, Hammerton and Poppleton 150, 153, 155, 158, 170 Pontefract Line Route tph Calling at Stock Leeds to Knottingley 1 Woodlesford, Castleford, Glasshoughton and Pontefract Monkhill. 150, 158, 195 1 Wakefield Westgate, Wakefield Kirkgate, Streethouse, Featherstone, Pontefract Tanshelf and Pontefract Monkhill Leeds to Goole 2tpd Woodlesford, Castleford, Glasshoughton, Pontefract Monkhill, Knottingley, Whitley Bridge, Hensall, Snaith and Rawcliffe 156 Wakefield Line Route tph Calling at Stock Leeds to Doncaster 1 Outwood, Wakefield Westgate, Sandal & Agbrigg, Fitzwilliam, South Elmsall, Adwick and Bentley 170, 331 Leeds to Sheffield 1 Outwood, Wakefield Westgate, Sandal & Agbrigg, Fitzwilliam, Moorthorpe, Thurnscoe, Goldthorpe, Bolton-upon-Dearne, Swinton, Rotherham Central and Meadowhall 150, 153, 158, 170 Penistone Line Route tph Calling at Stock Huddersfield to Sheffield 1 Lockwood, Berry Brow, Honley, Brockholes, Stocksmoor, Shepley, Denby Dale, Penistone, Silkstone Common, Dodworth, Barnsley, Wombwell, Elsecar, Chapeltown and Meadowhall (on Sundays several services extend to Lincoln) 150, 158 Hallam Line Route tph Calling at Stock Leeds to Sheffield 1 Woodlesford, Castleford, Normanton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Darton, Barnsley, Wombwell, Elsecar, Chapeltown and Meadowhall 150 Leeds to Nottingham 1 Wakefield Kirkgate, Barnsley, Meadowhall, Sheffield, Dronfield, Chesterfield, Alfreton, Langley Mill and Ilkeston 158, 195 Leeds to Lincoln 1 Wakefield Kirkgate, Barnsley, Meadowhall, Sheffield, Worksop, Retford, Gainsborough Lea Road and Saxilby 153, 158, 195 York and Selby Lines Route tph Calling at Stock Leeds to York 1 Cross Gates, Garforth, East Garforth, Micklefield, Church Fenton and Ulleskelf (irregular) 155, 158 Halifax to Hull 1 Bradford Interchange, New Pudsey, Bramley, Leeds, Cross Gates, Garforth, East Garforth, Micklefield, South Milford, Selby, Wressle (irregular), Howden, Eastrington, Gilberdyke, Broomfleet, Brough, Ferriby and Hessle 155, 158, 170

South Yorkshire and Humber[edit]

Hope Valley Line Route tph Calling at Stock Manchester Piccadilly to Sheffield 1 Reddish North, Brinnington, Bredbury, Romiley, Marple, New Mills Central, Chinley, Edale, Hope, Bamford, Hathersage, Grindleford and Dore & Totley 150, 156, 195 Sheffield via Barnsley Route tph Calling at Stock Sheffield to Huddersfield 1 Meadowhall, Chapeltown, Elsecar, Wombwell, Barnsley, Dodworth, Silkstone Common, Penistone, Denby Dale, Shepley, Stocksmoor, Brockholes, Honley, Berry Brow and Lockwood 150, 158 Sheffield to Leeds 1 Meadowhall, Chapeltown, Elsecar, Wombwell, Barnsley, Darton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Normanton, Castleford and Woodlesford 150 Nottingham to Leeds 1 Ilkeston, Langley Mill, Alfreton, Chesterfield, Dronfield, Sheffield, Meadowhall, Barnsley and Wakefield Kirkgate 158, 195 Lincoln to Leeds 1 Saxilby, Gainsborough Lea Road, Retford, Worksop, Sheffield, Meadowhall, Barnsley and Wakefield Kirkgate 153, 158, 195 Sheffield - Gainsborough Central Route tph Calling at Stock Sheffield to Gainsborough Central 1 Darnall, Woodhouse, Kiveton Bridge, Kiveton Park, Shireoaks, Worksop and Retford

Three trains per week extend to Cleethorpes calling at Kirton Lindsey, Brigg, Barnetby, Habrough and Grimsby Town 150, 153 Doncaster - Scunthorpe and Leeds Route tph Calling at Stock Doncaster to Scunthorpe 1 Kirk Sandall, Hatfield & Stainforth, Thorne South, Crowle and Althorpe 153 Doncaster to Leeds 1 Bentley, Adwick, South Elmsall, Fitzwilliam, Sandal & Agbrigg, Wakefield Westgate and Outwood 170, 331 Sheffield via Rotherham Route tph Calling at Stock Sheffield to Adwick 1 Meadowhall, Rotherham Central, Swinton, Mexborough, Conisbrough, Doncaster, Bentley 153 Sheffield to Hull 1 Meadowhall, Rotherham Central, Swinton, Mexborough, Conisbrough, Doncaster, Kirk Sandall, Hatfield & Stainforth, Thorne North, Goole, Saltmarshe (irregular), Gilberdyke, Broomfleet (irregular), Brough, Ferriby and Hessle 158 Sheffield to Bridlington 1 Meadowhall, Doncaster, Goole, Brough, Hull, Cottingham, Beverley, Arram (limited), Hutton Cranswick, Driffield and Nafferton 158, 170 Sheffield to Leeds 1 Meadowhall, Rotherham Central, Swinton, Bolton-upon-Dearne, Goldthorpe, Thurnscoe, Moorthorpe, Fitzwilliam, Sandal & Agbrigg, Wakefield Westgate and Outwood 150, 153, 158, 170 Sheffield to York - Meadowhall, Rotherham Central, Swinton, Moorthorpe, Pontefract Baghill, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Church Fenton and Ulleskelf

3 trains per day in each direction 150, 153, 158 Hull to Scarborough and York Route tph Calling at Stock Hull to Scarborough 1 Cottingham, Beverley, Arram (limited), Hutton Cranswick (irregular), Driffield, Nafferton (irregular), Bridlington, Bempton, Hunmanby, Filey and Seamer 153, 155, 158, 170 Hull to York 1⁄2 Brough, Gilberdyke, Howden and Selby 155, 158 1⁄2 Brough, Gilberdyke, Howden, Selby, Sherburn-in-Elmet, Church Fenton and Ulleskelf (irregular)

Future services[edit]

Many of the additional services promised at the December 2017 and December 2019 recasts never materialised following the problems which arose at the May 2018 timetable recast (the delayed December 2017 recast.) In January 2021, the government initiated a consultation proposing three options for the May 2022 recast.[14]

Option A involves few changes but does involve reducing the frequency of Buxton services, diverting all Southport services into Manchester Victoria and re-routing Cumbria to Manchester Airport services via Bolton. Option C involves a significant recast to standardise services, which would see at least half-hourly services on most commuter lines in the Manchester area and more evenly spaced services e.g. services every 15 minutes at Heaton Chapel and Levenshulme. However, option C does include some non-standard services operating at peak time e.g. Southport to Manchester Oxford Road and Wigan to Hazel Grove. Option B involves making more changes than option A but involves less significant changes than option C would see. Option A would see the fewest services overall, whereas option C would see the most. [15]

Rolling stock[edit]

Northern Trains took over all of the rolling stock operated by its predecessor, namely Class 142, 144, 150, 153, 155, 156, 158, 170 and 195 diesel multiple units and Class 319, 321, 322, 323, 331 and 333 electric multiple units. All Class 321 and 322s were withdrawn in mid-2020 and moved to Greater Anglia.[16]

Current fleet[edit]

Future fleet[edit]

Seventeen Class 323s are to be transferred from West Midlands Trains[17][18] This will result in the withdrawal of all Class 319 units.[19] 15 Class 156s are to transfer from East Midlands Railway which includes the 9 Class 156/9s formerly used by Greater Anglia. These will be used to remove the Class 153s from service in late 2021.[20]

Past fleet[edit]

Former train types operated by Northern Trains include:

Depots[edit]

Northern Trains' fleet is maintained at Allerton, Blackburn King Street, Botanic Gardens, Heaton, Newton Heath, Neville Hill and Wigan Springs Branch depots.

Northern Trains currently has depots for its train crew at Barrow-in-Furness, Blackburn, Blackpool North, Buxton, Carlisle, Darlington (drivers), Doncaster, Harrogate, Huddersfield, Hull, Liverpool Lime Street, Leeds, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria, Middlesbrough (conductors), Newcastle, Sheffield, Skipton, Wigan Wallgate, Workington and York.

Depot Picture Allocation Nearest station Allerton TMD 150, 156, 195, 319, 323, 331, 769 Liverpool South Parkway Blackburn King Street TMD 150, 156, 195 Blackburn Botanic Gardens TMD 08, 155, 158, 170 Hull Paragon Heaton TMD 156, 158 Newcastle Newton Heath TMD 150, 153, 156, 195 Manchester Victoria Neville Hill TMD 153, 155, 158, 170, 331, 333 Leeds Wigan Springs Branch TMD 158, 195, 319, 331, 769 Wigan North Western

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Preceded by

Arriva Rail North Operator of Northern franchise

2020 - 2022 Succeeded by

Incumbent