Northern run the Northern rail franchise services across the north of England and are owned by a joint venture between Serco Group plc, the international services company, and Abellio, a subsidiary of NS Dutch Railways.
Northern provide up to 2500 local and regional train services every weekday with a fleet of 313 trains, making them the largest train operator in the UK.
Northern trains call at over 500 stations (approximately 20% of all UK railway stations), of which they manage more than 450.
Northern also provide direct access to three National parks; Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North Yorkshire Moors as well as routes into the Lake District.
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