Leaders across the North of England have highlighted the importance of restoring passenger confidence in rail in order to ensure post-COVID-19 stability.
List view / Grid view
Filter the results
Following the UK government taking over operation of the Northern franchise, a new Managing Director, Nick Donovan, has been appointed.
The UK Government has officially taken over the running of services across the Northern network, marking a new start for the future of the franchise.
Following significant investment from Northern, the Allerton and Manchester train depots are now benefiting from increased maintenance capabilities.
Prior to Northern operating under new ownership, leaders across the North of England are calling for stronger commitments to rail infrastructure developments.
Of the original order, 75 per cent of the 101 trains are now in service, with the remainder expected to be put into operation by the end of May 2020.
The new depot will allow Northern to streamline its maintenance processes, subsequently improving UK rail performance and punctuality.
As part of the UK's National Apprenticeship Week, Northern has launched its search for new apprentices, including 16 engineering technicians.
Arriva's Northern franchise will be transferred to the Operator of Last Resort as of 1 March 2020, announces UK Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps.
The survey's results show that overall passenger satisfaction has increased, but passengers in various regions across the UK are still suffering from less than optimal performance.
UK train operating company, Northern, has revealed the processes and expertise that is required in order to transform and modernise its rolling stock.
Ian Hyde joins Chiltern from Northern Railways, and will be responsible for train maintenance and sustainability, among other duties.
A statement released by Grant Shapps, Secretary of State for Transport, has raised concerns over the financial viability of the Northern franchise operated by Arriva Rail North.
Over 1,000 station improvements have been made across England's Northern network, with more planned to be undertaken throughout 2020.
Angel Trains has announced plans to sell the out-of-service Pacer units, with all resulting proceeds to be donated to charity.