Following the launch of the first train in July 2019, Northern's newest fleet have reached a landmark two million customer journeys.
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33 of the planned 101 new trains are already in service on various routes, following a £500 million investment from Northern.
A report has revealed that Britain’s rail industry is committed to delivering over 1,000 extra services a week for passengers and the introduction of 1,000 new carriages during 2020.
Northern has announced the installation of the 600th ticket vending machine to greatly improve the ticket purchasing experience for its customers.
Ahead of the arrival of brand new trains, unit 142005 has completed its final day of service for UK train operator, Northern, after it clocked-up more than three million miles of customer journeys.
Northern’s new trains are part of the largest modernisation programme in a generation that is transforming travel across the north of England.
The first nine trains in a £500 million new fleet for local rail services will start carrying customers from the 1 July 2019, Northern have announced.
By launching its 123rd refurbished train into service, Northern – the second largest train operator in the UK – has now refurbished more than 50 per cent of its trains.
The refurbished trains form part of Northern’s wide-ranging plan to enhance customer journeys by improving all aspects of its network.
The wide-scale deployment of new and refurbished-like-new carriages will mean the retirement of some of the oldest trains on the network.
Passengers may soon be able to find out which carriages have available seats, and if the toilets are operational and vacant, before they board the train.
Working in partnership with Northern and TransPennine Express, the Smart on Rail project is a crucial first step in the delivery of an integrated smart travel system for the whole of the North of England.