transport
Northern’s Heritage Rolling Stock Museum Stays in Service Until 2020

The Northern rail franchise's plan to spend £500m on replacing its old Pacer fleet is derailing at speed, with the network admitting that the hated 1980s stock will continue to roll slowly and noisily around its lines in 2020. Read More >>

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Local Mayors Want Northern Stripped of its Rail Franchise

The mayors of Greater Manchester and Liverpool have put aside their arguments about whether the Happy Mondays or The Farm were best in the early 1990s, and have come together to demand that the besieged and broken Northern Rail franchise is taken away from current holder Arriva and given to someone – anyone! – able to do a better job of managing some ageing rolling stock and an Excel document containing timetable information. Read More >>

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Northern Rail Network Asked Not to Bin its Guards

The crisis of the day on the rail network is another admin nightmare for the Northern franchise, which has been told to back down on its plans to run services with only a driver onboard. Read More >>

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40-Year-Old Diesel Engine Comes Out of Retirement for Mainline Rescue Mission

Heritage rail company West Coast Railways is chuffing to the rescue of abandoned commuters who live, work and travel along the Lake District line, with the mass cancellations of franchise holder Northern leading to an ancient old diesel coming online to save the day. Read More >>