Northern Rail

Large Business - 2016 Winner

Northern Rail is one of the largest train operators in Britain, providing 2,500 local and regional train services every day across the north of England, serving a population of nearly 15m. There will be 100million passenger journeys made on the Northern network by the end of its current franchise this year, almost 50% more than when we started our franchise in December 2004. 

Nearly a quarter of the UK’s 60million population – and nearly a third of its working population – live in one of the cities served by Northern – such as Liverpool, Manchester, Salford, Leeds, Sheffield, Newcastle, Hull and York.

Northern plays a vital role in the life of the north of England by connecting tens of thousands of people every day to work, leisure, education, health services and more. Our aim is to connect our customers to opportunities by providing a reliable and friendly train service.

Northern Rail is operated in joint venture by Serco and Abellio.