|Franchise(s):||Regional Railways North East
2 March 1997 – 17 February 2000
|Main region(s):||North East, Yorkshire and the Humber|
|Other region(s):||North West, North Midlands, Scotland|
|Stations called at:||Unknown|
|National Rail abbreviation:||NS|
The network extended from Carlisle and Newcastle in the north to Scarborough, Hull and Cleethorpes on the east coast down to Sheffield and across to Manchester, Liverpool, Blackpool and Morecambe on the West Coast. The long distance regional services connecting Sunderland, Newcastle, Scarborough and Hull with Manchester, Liverpool and Blackpool North railway station were operated under the TransPennine Express banner, the rest as Northern Spirit.
Northern Spirit's non TransPennine Express routes were similar to Northern Rail's current Routes 1-5, 7 and 8.
As part of British Rail
|Operator of the Regional Railways North East franchise
1997 - 2000
Arriva Trains Northern
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