Northern Trains

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Northern
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Class 195 001 in May 2021 in Northern Trains livery at Liverpool Lime Street
Overview
Franchise(s)Northern
1 March 2020–1 March 2022[3]
Main region(s)
Other region(s)
Parent companyHM Government (Department for Transport)
HeadquartersYork[2]
Reporting markNT[1]
PredecessorArriva Rail North
Other
Websitewww.northernrailway.co.uk
Route map
Northern network.svg

Northern Trains (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.

The franchise was established in March 2020 with the immediate aims to improve service reliability and completion of the introduction of new rolling stock in the Class 195 and 331, which was successfully completed in December 2020. Further aims include further fleet standardisation strategy.[5]

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.[6][7]

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.[8][9][10]

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.[10] The DfT decided to terminate the franchise with the operator of last resort to take over.[11][12][13]

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.[14] 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
The Bentham Line Line
Settle and Carlisle Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Leeds to Carlisle 12 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 158
Leeds to Morecambe 12 Shipley, Bingley, Keighley, Skipton, Gargrave, Hellifield, Long Preston, Giggleswick, Clapham, Bentham, Wennington, Carnforth, Lancaster, Bare Lane and Morecambe 158
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), 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
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 Manchester Piccadilly via Warrington Central
Route tph Calling at Stock
Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport 1 Liverpool South Parkway, Warrington West, Warrington Central, Birchwood, Irlam (irregular), Urmston (irregular), Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Mauldeth Road (Monday to Saturday only), Gatley (irregular) & 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 (1tp2h), Irlam, Flixton, Chassen Road (1tp2h), Urmston, Humphrey Park (1tp2h), Trafford Park (1tp2h) and Deansgate
Most trains either call at Glazebrook and Chassen Road or Humphrey Park and Trafford Park. Sankey for Penketh is served by 4 trains per day. Early morning, late evening and peak services make additional calls at stations normally only served by the other stopping service, see below.
Monday - Saturday only
150, 156, 195
1 Edge Hill (Monday to Saturday only), Mossley Hill, West Allerton, Liverpool South Parkway, Hunts Cross, Halewood, Hough Green, Widnes, Sankey for Penketh (Infrequent), Warrington West, Warrington Central, Birchwood, Irlam, Flixton (Sunday only), Urmston and Deansgate
Early morning, late evening and peak services make additional calls at stations normally only served by the other stopping service, see above.
Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Piccadilly/Warrington Bank Quay via Earlestown
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 - 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]

Cheshire Lines Committee line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport 1 Liverpool South Parkway, Warrington West, Warrington Central, Birchwood, Irlam (irregular), Urmston (irregular), Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Mauldeth Road (Monday to Saturday only), Gatley (irregular) & 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 (1tp2h), Irlam, Flixton, Chassen Road (1tp2h), Urmston, Humphrey Park (1tp2h), Trafford Park (1tp2h) and Deansgate
Most trains either call at Glazebrook and Chassen Road or Humphrey Park and Trafford Park. Sankey for Penketh is served by 4 trains per day. Early morning, late evening and peak services make additional calls at stations normally only served by the other stopping service, see below.
Monday - Saturday only
150, 156, 195
1 Edge Hill (Monday to Saturday only), Mossley Hill, West Allerton, Liverpool South Parkway, Hunts Cross, Halewood, Hough Green, Widnes, Sankey for Penketh (Infrequent), Warrington West, Warrington Central, Birchwood, Irlam, Flixton (Sunday only), Urmston and Deansgate
Early morning, late evening and peak services make additional calls at stations normally only served by the other stopping service, see above.
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,

769

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 (1tp2h)
Daytime services either call at Middlewood or Dove Holes. Early morning, late evening and peak services call at both Middlewood 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
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, 769
Stalybridge to Stockport - Guide Bridge, Denton and Reddish South
Once a week in each direction.
150, 156
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,

331

Bradford Forster Square to Skipton 2 Frizinghall, Shipley, Saltaire, Bingley, Crossflatts, Keighley, Steeton & Silsden and Cononley
Leeds to Morecambe 12 Shipley, Bingley, Keighley, Skipton, Gargrave, Hellifield, Long Preston, Giggleswick, Clapham, Bentham, Wennington, Carnforth, Lancaster, Bare Lane and Morecambe 158, 150
Leeds to Carlisle 12 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) 195, 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 12 Brough, Gilberdyke, Howden and Selby 155, 158
12 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.[15]

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. [16]


Rolling stock[edit]

A four-car Class 158, Northern Trains service for Carlisle

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.[17]

Current fleet[edit]

Trainset[clarification neededdiscuss] Class Image Type Top speed Number Carriages Routes Built
mph km/h
Diesel multiple units
Sprinter 150/0 DMU 75 121 6 3 Local and commuter services across the North 1984
150/1 Hazel Grove - Arriva 150112+150138 Buxton service.JPG 50 2 1985–86
150/2 28 1986–87
153 Super Sprinter 15 1
  • Local and commuter services across the North
    Also used to boost capacity on peak time services
1987–88
Class 153 Northern Diagram.png
155 Super Sprinter 7 2
Class 155 Arriva Northern Diagram.png
156 Super Sprinter 47 2 Local, commuter and regional services across the North 1987–89
158/0 & 158/9 Express Sprinter 90 140 45 2 Regional express and commuter services in West Yorkshire

Regional express and commuter services in the North East

1990–92
8 3
Class 158 Arriva Northern 2 Car.png
Bombardier Turbostar 170/4 100 161 16 3 2003–05
CAF Civity 195/0 25 2 2017-20
195/1 33 3
Northern Class 195-0.png
Northern Class 195-1.png
Electric multiple units
BR Second Generation (Mark 3) 319/3 EMU 100 161 15 4 Electrified commuter services in Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire 1990
Class 319 Northern 2016 Diagram.png
323 323231 of Northern Trains at Lime Street.jpg 90 145 17 3 Electrified commuter services in and around Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Merseyside 1992-96
323 Northern By Arriva.png
CAF Civity 331/0 100 161 31 3 2017-20
331/1 12 4
Northern Class 331-0 w-pantograph.png
Northern Class 331-1 w-pantograph.png
Siemens/CAF 333 16 4 Electrified commuter services in West Yorkshire 2000-03
Class 333 Arriva Northern Diagram with Pantograph.png
Bi-Mode Multiple Units
BR Second Generation (Mark 3) 769/4
769448 at Manchester Piccadilly.jpg
BMU 100 161 8 4 Southport - Alderley Edge 2017-2020 (1987-1988 as Class 319)
Northern Class 769.png

Future fleet[edit]

17 Class 323s are to be transferred from West Midlands Trains[18][19] This will result in the withdrawal of all Class 319 units.[20] 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.[21]

Class Image Type Top speed Number Carriages Routes Built In service
mph km/h
Diesel multiple units
150/2 Sprinter DMU 75 121 3 2 Local services across the North 1986-87 2021
GWR Class 150-2.png
156/4, /9 Sprinter 156489 in NR white.jpg 75 121 15 2 Local, commuter and regional services across the North 1987-89 2021
Electric multiple units
323[22] EMU 90 145 17 3
  • Electrified commuter services in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Merseyside
1992–96 2022[23]
323 Northern By Arriva.png

Past fleet[edit]

Former train types operated by Northern Trains include:

Class Image Type Top speed Number Carriages Routes Notes Built Left fleet
mph km/h
142 Pacer DMU 75 121 79 2 Local and commuter services across the North 1985–87 2020
144 Pacer 144013 at Morecambe.jpg 23 1986-87
153 Super Sprinter Northern Rail Class 153, 153352, platform 5, Lancaster railway station (geograph 4499685).jpg 2 1 Replaced by Class 150 units.
(Transferred to Abellio ScotRail)
1987–88
321/9
EMU 100 161 3 4 Electrified commuter services in West Yorkshire Replaced by Class 331 units. Transferred to Greater Anglia. 1991
322 322485 Leeds.jpg 5 1990

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

Notes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Rail Enquiries - Northern". www.nationalrail.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-07-27.
  2. ^ "About Northern". www.northernrailway.co.uk. Retrieved 2021-07-22.
  3. ^ "Department for Transport apply for Northern Trains Limited Direct Award". Rail Advent.
  4. ^ "Northern Trains Limited". Companies House. Archived from the original on 24 December 2020. Retrieved 4 October 2020.
  5. ^ "Northern plans more new trains after CAF milestone". www.railmagazine.com. 2021-06-01.
  6. ^ Northern and TransPennine Express franchises awarded Railway Gazette International 9 December 2015
  7. ^ Arriva and First win franchises with 500 new carriages promise The Railway Magazine issue 1378 January 2016 page 6
  8. ^ Unacceptable #NorthernFail – the travel chaos passengers faced on first working day of new Northern timetable Manchester Evening News 21 May 2018
  9. ^ Northern trains axed amid timetable carnage BBC News 1 June 2018
  10. ^ a b Northern franchise to end within months Modern Railways issue 857 February 2020 page 8
  11. ^ Northern rail to be stripped of franchise, says Grant Shapps The Guardian 2 January 2020
  12. ^ Northern rail to be renationalised – and some Beeching closures could reopen The Guardian 27 January 2020
  13. ^ Ministers set to renationalise failed Northern rail franchise Financial Times 28 January 2020
  14. ^ "Northern Trains – Timetables". Northern. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  15. ^ "Consultation launched to improve Manchester's railways". GOV.UK. 2021-01-14. Retrieved 2021-04-18.
  16. ^ "Manchester Recovery Task Force Public Consultation" (PDF). GOV.UK. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2021-01-22. Retrieved 2021-06-23.
  17. ^ Northern finishes with Dusty Bins Railways Illustrated July 2020 page 16
  18. ^ Class 323 EMUs to remain in traffic with Northern Rail issue 886 28 August 2019 page 30
  19. ^ First refurbished Class 323 for Northern Railways Illustrated January 2020 page 9
  20. ^ Class 323s to remain with Northern in favour of 319s Today's Railways UK issue 214 October 2019 page 69
  21. ^ More 156s for Northern Modern Railways issue 870 March 2021 page 87
  22. ^ "Northern to retain 323s". Modern Railways. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-15.
  23. ^ "Class 730 Fleet". West Midlands Railway. Retrieved 2021-05-31.

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Arriva Rail North
Operator of Northern franchise
2020 - 2022
Succeeded by
Incumbent