Northern (train company)

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Northern Rail
Northern Electrics Class 319, 319367, Huyton railway station (geograph 4512022).jpg
Franchise(s): Serco and Abellio
12 December 2004 – 31 March 2016
Arriva
1 April 2016-31 March 2025
Main Region(s): North West, North East,
Yorkshire and the Humber
Other Region(s): East Midlands and Staffordshire
Fleet size: 333
Stations called at: 526
Stations operated: 463
Passenger km 2007/8: 1,831.9 million
Route km operated: 2,695.7
National Rail abbreviation: NT
Parent company: Arriva
Web site: www.northernrailway.co.uk

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.[1]




  1. "Arriva chosen to run and expand Northern franchise from next year". http://www.railtechnologymagazine.com/Rail-News/arriva-chosen-to-run-and-expand-northern-franchise-from-next-year.