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Rail services are changing
2 May - 4 October 2015

Preston, Bolton and Manchester

Network Rail is improving your service and upgrading Farnworth Tunnel to run faster trains, with more space.

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Engineering work between Clitheroe and Manchester
18 July - 23 August

Network Rail are adding an additional section of track between Darwen and Blackburn to help improve performance.

To find out more and download a timetable please click here

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Engineering work around Romiley

Network Rail will be carrying out maintenance and signalling in the Romiley area.Track interlocks will be renewed and the control of signalling will be passed to the Manchester East signalling centre...

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Contactless payments

Contactless payments

Contactless lets you make everyday purchases for less than 20 quickly and safely by touching the reader with your contactless enabled card or device, wherever you see the contactless logo.

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 Offers

Offers

Great two-for-one and other offers

You can save £££s on days out with our new two-for-one and other offers, when you go by train with Northern Rail.

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Duo tickets

Duo tickets

The Duo gives you one return train ticket, plus a second for half the price when two adults travel together with Northern on selected routes. So now you can share the sights and costs throughout the north of England...

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 Careers

Careers at Northern

Careers at Northern

You'll find all the information you need to get a feel for what it's like to work here at Northern.

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Bike & Go

Bike & Go

Bike & Go is an ingenious new scheme that lets you hire a bike from participating train stations.

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