Northern Trains

Northern Trains (legal name Northern Trains Limited)[1] 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 Limited, after the previous operator Arriva Rail North had its franchise terminated at the end of February 2020.

Northern Trains
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A Class 195 Civity, seen at Lancaster in 2019.
Overview
Franchise(s)Northern
Main region(s)
Other region(s)
Parent companyHM Government (Department for Transport)
Reporting markNT
Dates of operation1 March 2020–
PredecessorArriva Rail North
Other
Websitewww.northernrailway.co.uk

HistoryEdit

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.[2][3]

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.[4][5][6]

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.[6] The DfT decided to terminate the franchise with the operator of last resort to take over.[7][8][9]

ServicesEdit

Northern Trains took over all the services operated by Arriva Rail North on 1 March 2020.

Table of off-peak servicesEdit

Below is a list of off-peak services, per December 2019 timetables.[10] 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 EastEdit

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 LancashireEdit

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 serice 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
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.
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.
Settle and Carlisle Line
Bentham 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 153, 158
Leeds to Morecambe 12 Shipley, Bingley, Keighley, Skipton, Gargrave, Hellifield, Long Preston, Giggleswick, Clapham, Bentham, Wennington, Carnforth, Lancaster, Bare Lane and Morecambe 158, 150
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 areaEdit

Manchester to Preston
Route tph Calling at Stock
Manchester Airport to Cumbria 1 Heald Green, 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), Adlington (irregular), Chorley, Buckshaw Parkway, Preston, Salwick (irregular) Kirkham and 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
All trains calling at Blackrod will call at Adlington
331
Hazel Grove to Blackpool North 1 Woodsmoor, Davenport, Stockport, Heaton Chapel, Levenshulme, Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Oxford Road, Deansgate (irregular), Salford Crescent, Bolton, Lostock, Horwich Parkway, Blackrod (irregular), Adlington (irregular), Chorley, Buckshaw Parkway, Leyland, Preston, Kirkham and Wesham, Poulton-le-Fylde and Layton
Monday to Saturday only

All trains calling at Blackrod will call at Adlington

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 and Wesham, Poulton-le-Fylde and Layton
319, 331
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 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

LiverpoolEdit

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 Warrington Central and Manchester Piccadilly
Route tph Calling at Stock
Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport 1 Liverpool South Parkway, Warrington West, Warrington Central, Birchwood, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Mauldeth Road (Monday to Saturday only) & East Didsbury (Monday to Saturday only) 195
Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road 1 Mossley Hill, West Allerton, Liverpool South Parkway, Hough Green, Widnes, Warrington Central, Padgate, Birchwood, Glazebrook, Irlam, Flixton, Chassen Road (1tp2h), Urmston, Humphrey Park (1tp2h), Trafford Park (1tp2h) and Deansgate 150, 156
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 amd Deansgate
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 to 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

CLC line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Oxford Road 1 Mossley Hill, West Allerton, Liverpool South Parkway, Hough Green, Widnes, Warrington Central, Padgate, Birchwood, Glazebrook, Irlam, Flixton, Chassen Road (1tp2h), Urmston and Deansgate 150, 156
1 Edge Hill, Mossley Hill, West Allerton, Liverpool South Parkway, Hunts Cross, Halewood, Hough Green, Widnes, Sankey for Penketh(infrequent service), Warrington West, Warrington Central, Birchwood, Irlam, Urmston, Humphrey Park (1tp2h), Trafford Park (1tp2h) and Deansgate
Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport 1 Liverpool South Parkway, Warrington West, Warrington Central, Birchwood, Manchester Oxford Road, Manchester Piccadilly, Mauldeth Road and East Didsbury
Some trains call at Gatley instead of East Didsbury; Sunday services do not call at Mauldeth Road or East Didsbury.
195
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 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, Burscough Bridge, Parbold, Appley Bridge, Gathurst, Wigan Wallgate, 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
Manchester Piccadilly to Stoke-on-Trent 1 Stockport, Cheadle Hulme, Bramhall, Poynton, Adlington, Prestbury, Macclesfield, Congleton, Kidsgrove and Longport (limited) 323, 331
Southport to Manchester Victoria 1 Meols Cop, Bescar Lane (limited), New Lane (limited), Burscough Bridge, Hoscar (limited), Parbold, Appley Bridge, Gathurst, Wigan Wallgate, Ince (limited), Hindley, Daisy Hill, Hag Fold (limited), Atherton, Walkden, Moorside (limited), Swinton, Salford Crescent and Salford Central. 150
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
Blackpool North to Hazel Grove 1 Poulton-le-Fylde, 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
Manchester Piccadilly to Rose Hill Marple 2 Gorton, Fairfield (1tph), Guide Bridge, Hyde North (1tph), Hyde Central, Woodley and Romiley 150, 156
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 Ardwick (limited), Ashburys (limited), Belle Vue (limited), Ryder Brow (limited), Reddish North, Brinnington, Bredbury, Romiley, Marple, Strines (limited), 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 and Wesham, Poulton-le-Fylde and Layton
319, 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, Burscough Bridge and Meols Cop 150, 156
Stalybridge to Stockport - Guide Bridge, Denton and Reddish South
Once a week in each direction.
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, Wigan Wallgate, Pemberton, Orrell, Upholland and Rainford 150
Ellesmere Port to Manchester Victoria Stanlow and Thornton, Ince and 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, 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 Wigan Wallgate, 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 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 YorkshireEdit

Huddersfield Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Leeds to Wigan Wallgate 1 Cottingley, Morley, Dewsbury, Mirfield, Brighouse, Sowerby Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden, Walsden, Littleborough, Smithy Bridge, Rochdale, Manchester Victoria, Salford Central, Salford Crescent, Walkden, Atherton, Daisy Hill and Wigan Wallgate
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 Church Fenton, 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 Rochdale1tpd is operated by Grand Central Class 180 units between Hebden Bridge and Leeds 153, 158, 195
Leeds to Huddersfield 1 Bramley, New Pudsey, Bradford Interchange, Low Moor, Halifax and Brighouse 144, 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, 321, 322, 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 144, 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. 144, 150, 195
1 Wakefield Westgate, Wakefield Kirkgate, Streethouse, Featherstone, Pontefract Tanshelf and Pontefract Monkhill
Leeds to Goole Woodlesford, Castleford, Glasshoughton, Whitley Bridge, Hensall, Snaith and Rawcliffe
2 trains per day Leeds-bound, 1 train per day Goole-bound, Monday to Saturday only.
144, 156
Wakefield Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Leeds to Doncaster 1 Outwood, Wakefield Westgate, Sandal & Agbrigg, Fitzwilliam, South Elmsall, Adwick and Bentley 170, 321, 322, 331
Leeds to Sheffield 1 Outwood, Wakefield Westgate, Sandal & Agbrigg, Fitzwilliam, Moorthorpe, Thurnscoe, Goldthorpe, Bolton-upon-Dearne, Swinton, Rotherham Central and Meadowhall 144, 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) 144, 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 144
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 144, 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) 155, 158
Halifax to Hull 1 Bradford Interchange, New Pudsey, Bramley, Leeds, Cross Gates, Garforth, East Garforth, Micklefield, South Milford, Selby and Brough 155, 158, 170

South Yorkshire and HumberEdit

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
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 144, 150, 158
Sheffield to Leeds 1 Meadowhall, Chapeltown, Elsecar, Wombwell, Barnsley, Darton, Wakefield Kirkgate, Normanton, Castleford and Woodlesford 144, 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 144, 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
144 150 153
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, 321, 322, 331
Sheffield via Rotherham
Route tph Calling at Stock
Sheffield to Adwick 1 Meadowhall, Rotherham Central, Swinton, Mexborough, Conisbrough, Doncaster, Bentley 144, 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 144 158
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 144, 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
144, 153, 158
Hull to Scarborough and York
Route tph Calling at Stock
Hull to Scarborough 1 Cottingham, Beverley, Arram (limited), Hutton Cranswick (irregular), Driffield and 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)
Barton Line
Route tph Calling at Stock
Cleethorpes to Barton-on-Humber 12 New Clee, Grimsby Docks, Grimsby Town, Great Coates, Healing, Stallingborough, Habrough, Ulceby, Thornton Abbey, Goxhill, New Holland and Barrow Haven 153

Rolling stockEdit

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. On 6 July 2020 7 Class 142s returned to service following the introduction of a new timetable, to aid social distancing on key routes during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Current fleetEdit

Trainset Class Image Type Top speed Number Carriages Routes Built
mph km/h
Diesel multiple units
Pacer 142   DMU 75 121 7 2 1985-87
144[nb 1]   13 2 Local and commuter services in Yorkshire (none currently in service) 1986–87
10 3
Sprinter 150/0   2 (0 in service) 3 Local and commuter services across the North 1984
150/1   50 2 1985–86
150/2   28 1986–87
153 Super Sprinter   20 1
  • Local and commuter services across the North
    Also used to boost capacity on peak time services
1987–88
 
155 Super Sprinter   7 2 1987–88
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
Bombardier Turbostar 170/4   100 161 16[nb 2] 3 2003–05
CAF Civity 195/0   100 161 25 2 2017-20
195/1 33 (32 in service) 3
 
 
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
 
323   90 [11] 145 17 3 Electrified commuter services in and around Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Merseyside 1992-93
 
CAF Civity 331/0   100 161 31 (30 in service) 3 2017-20
331/1 12 4
 
 
Siemens/CAF 333   16 4 Electrified commuter services in West Yorkshire 2000-01
 

Future fleetEdit

In April 2020, two three-carriage Class 150 sets were transferred from Great Western Railway, however these units are not yet in service due to delays in training caused by the Covid pandemic. Also, seventeen Class 323s are to be transferred from West Midlands Trains[12][13] and eight Class 769s delivered.[14] This will result in the withdrawal of all Class 153 and Class 319 units.[15]

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 2020
 
Electric multiple units
323[16]   EMU 90 145 17 3
  • Electrified commuter services in Greater Manchester, Cheshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire and Merseyside
1992–93 2021
 
Bi-mode multiple units
769/4 Flex BMU 100 161 8 4 2017–19[nb 3] 2020
 

Past fleetEdit

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 Replaced by Class 150, Class 156, Class 158, Class 170, and Class 195 units.

Stored and scrapped, 7 returned to service in July 2020.

1985–87 2020
321/9 EMU 100 161 3 4 Electrified commuter services in West Yorkshire Replaced by Class 331 units. Transferred to Greater Anglia. 1991
322   5 1990

DepotsEdit

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

Future: 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 144, 150, 153, 156, 195 Manchester Victoria
Neville Hill TMD 153, 155, 158, 170, 331, 333 Leeds
Wigan Springs Branch TMD 158, 195, 319, 331

Future: 769

Wigan North Western

NotesEdit

  1. ^ All 144s are in Warm Storage and could still return to service
  2. ^ 2 Class 170s are stored as surplus to requirements because of the new emergency timetable that is in place because of the Coronavirus
  3. ^ Class 319/4 units were initially built between 1987 and 1988

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "DfT OLR Holdings Ltd". www.northern.olrholdings.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-01-29.
  2. ^ Northern and TransPennine Express franchises awarded Railway Gazette International 9 December 2015
  3. ^ Arriva and First win franchises with 500 new carriages promise The Railway Magazine issue 1378 January 2016 page 6
  4. ^ Unacceptable #NorthernFail – the travel chaos passengers faced on first working day of new Northern timetable Manchester Evening News 21 May 2018
  5. ^ Northern trains axed amid timetable carnage BBC News 1 June 2018
  6. ^ a b Northern franchise to end within months Modern Railways issue 857 February 2020 page 8
  7. ^ Northern rail to be stripped of franchise, says Grant Shapps The Guardian 2 January 2020
  8. ^ Northern rail to be renationalised – and some Beeching closures could reopen The Guardian 27 January 2020
  9. ^ Ministers set to renationalise failed Northern rail franchise Financial Times 28 January 2020
  10. ^ "Northern Rail – Timetables". Northern. Retrieved 1 March 2020.
  11. ^ http://www.ttweb.co.uk/tra/323tm.pdf
  12. ^ Class 323 EMUs to remain in traffic with Northern Rail issue 886 28 August 2019 page 30
  13. ^ First refurbished Class 323 for Northern Railways Illustrated January 2020 page 9
  14. ^ Flex and flexibility Rail issue 819 1 February 2017 pages 60–65
  15. ^ Class 323s to remain with Northern in favour of 319s Today's Railways UK issue 214 October 2019 page 69
  16. ^ "Northern to retain 323s". Modern Railways. 15 August 2019. Retrieved 2019-08-15.
  17. ^ Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Rail Timetable Consultation Archived 2017-07-29 at the Wayback Machine

External linksEdit

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