Partner Organisations

We are passionate about making a positive difference to the communities we serve but making that happen takes hard work and a big commitment to building strong, effective partnerships.

The commitment of Northern Rail people has been matched by hundreds of organisations and individuals across our network and together we have achieved many successes, from major schemes such as hiring extra trains to smaller scale improvements to facilities at individual stations or joint promotions of services on smaller lines.

We work closely with the†Department for Transport†and the Passenger Transport Executives in†West†and†South Yorkshire,†Tyne & Wear,†Greater Manchester†and†Merseyside, local authorities, rail and transport user groups and the voluntary sector.

Inside the rail industry, we work with Network Rail, the owner and operator of Britain's railway tracks and stations, and other train operators to deliver a safe, reliable railway.

Partner Organisations

Useful links to some of our partner organisations.
The National Rail Enquiries site provides national service information, information on ticket types and routes across the UK. National Rail Enquiries also provides live departure information.
Network Rail runs, maintains and develops Britainís rail tracks, signalling, bridges, tunnels, level crossings, viaducts and 17 key stations including Leeds, Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street.
Passenger Focus is the independent national rail consumer watchdog. Their mission is to get the best deal for Britain's rail customers.
British Transport Police is the railways national police force providing a policing service to rail operators, their staff and customers throughout England, Wales and Scotland. The majority of their activity, like that of any other police force, is law and order policing, maintaining the peace and protecting staff and public. They specialise in preventing route crime - which is vandalism, obstructing trains, throwing missiles and anything which endangers safety.
Merseytravel works to promote the interests of Merseyside's travelling public while providing value for money for its local tax payers.

Transport for Greater Manchester
The official public transport site for Greater Manchester.

WY Metro
Co-ordinating the provision of high-quality, accessible transport for everyone in West Yorkshire.
Nexus is the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive and administers funds on behalf of the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority.
Travel South Yorkshire is the partnership of all involved in delivering the public transport network within South Yorkshire.


Crimestoppers is an independent UK-wide charity working to stop crime.