Northern Rail (Serco-Abellio)

Former British train operating company
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Northern Rail was a British train operating company. It ran local passenger services in Northern England from December 2004 to March 2016. Northern Rail's owner was Serco and Abellio. It ran 287 trains to 529 stations.

Northern Rail
Franchise(s)Northern Rail
12 December 2004 – 31 March 2016
Main region(s)North West, North East,
Yorkshire and the Humber
Other region(s)East Midlands and Staffordshire
Fleet size333[1]
Stations called at526
Stations operated464[1]
Route km operated2,695.7
National Rail abbreviationNT
Parent companySerco-Abellio

In 2016, Serco and Abellio lost the franchise to Arriva, who promised to buy new trains.[2]

References change

  1. 1.0 1.1 "About Northern: Facts and Figures". Archived from the original on 7 March 2016. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  2. "Arriva chosen to run and expand Northern franchise from next year".