Northern (train company)
|Franchise(s):||Serco and Abellio
12 December 2004 – 31 March 2016
1 April 2016-31 March 2025
|Main Region(s):||North West, North East,
Yorkshire and the Humber
|Other Region(s):||East Midlands and Staffordshire|
|Stations called at:||526|
|Passenger km 2007/8:||1,831.9 million|
|Route km operated:||2,695.7|
|National Rail abbreviation:||NT|
Northern Rail is a British train operating company. It has run local passenger services in Northern England since December 2004. Northern Rail's owner was Serco and Abellio. They run 287 trains to 529 stations. They own 456 of those stations.
In 2016, Serco and Abellio lost the franchise to Arriva, who promised to buy new trains.