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Northern Rail, branded simply as 'Northern' on its trains, is the chief rail operator in the north of England, covering 17 towns and cities in the North East, North West, and Yorkshire and the Humber regions. If you're traveling in the north of England, you'll likely be on a Northern Rail train.
First-class seats are available on many but not all Northern Rail train services. Complimentary WiFi is usually available in first- and standard-class carriages, plus an onboard restroom. The newer trains boast extra legroom, and all services have space for luggage at the end of carriages.
Northern Rail has been an official partner of Wanderu since 2017. As a result, Wanderu has the latest schedules and best current deals, helping to ensure you can book cheap Northern Rail at the lowest price possible.
Northern Rail’s train network features 128 train routes that connect 17 cities serving 28 stations. On average, Northern Rail performs about 95 train trips every day. The top cities to which Northern Rail offers the highest number of daily train service include Liverpool and Manchester.
|City||Route||Earliest train||Latest train|
|Manchester||17||5:48 am||3:24 pm|
|Liverpool to Manchester||5||1h 2m||$4|
No, unfortunately Northern Rail does not offer WiFi aboard its trains at this time. However, we find that a good book makes the time fly by and streaming services like Netflix allow you download TV shows and movies that you can then watch during your trip. Plan ahead and you will stay entertained during the entire train ride.
Northern Rail does not offer power outlets on their trains at this time. We suggest you charge up your laptop ahead of time and bring a power bank for your phone to extend its battery life for the duration of the trip. And remember - a good book doesn’t require any power.
On a typical day, Northern Rail has 95 scheduled train trips in total. However, the exact departure and arrival times vary depending on the day and route. The best way to find the exact schedule for your trip is to use the search tool on this page.
Yes, Northern Rail offers the option to purchase will call tickets. Will call tickets are an option that allows you to book the tickets ahead of time online, then pick up the tickets from an agent or kiosk once you arrive at the station. Note that you will need to bring the confirmation information you received when you made your ticket purchase. If you choose to use the will call ticket option with Northern Rail, please make sure to bring the same credit card you used to purchase the tickets with you when you pick them up.
No, Northern Rail does not require an ID to board its trains at this time. Of course, it is always a good idea to carry a government-issued ID whenever you hit the road.
No, there are no bathrooms available on Northern Rail trains. Though there are no bathrooms onboard, typically breaks are scheduled in the itinerary to allow passengers to use bathroom facilities along the way.
Northern Rail does not offer meals or beverages onboard. We recommend you bring a drink and some snacks for your trip. We also suggest packing a reusable water bottle with you to reduce your impact on the environment. However, note that most trains do not allow you to bring your own alcoholic drinks.
Yes, Northern Rail requires that all passengers have printed tickets to board the train. When you book with Wanderu and activate your account, you will be able to easily find and download your tickets for most trains.
Northern Rail focuses on delivering a great travel experience at a low price and currently does not offer premium features like extra legroom or onboard entertainment. But these days, between your laptop, tablet, smartphone and e-reader, you’re the master of your own entertainment even on longer journeys.
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