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Introducing Northern Rail

Northern Rail serves the north east of the England, connecting Newcastle, Leeds and York with the rest of the area. Through a number of shorter commuter routes, passengers can get between these cities and beyond on its extended rail network.

Northern Rail timetables, ticket prices and information on live departures and off-peak times can be found in our journey planner. Destinations and station information for all routes on the network can be found below.

Why not plan ahead by checking out our Northern Rail train times page.

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Peak Hour

Peak Hours

Trains that leave or arrive on specific routes between 16:01 and 18:29 pm.

Contact Information

Contact Information

Customer relations: 0800 200 6060

Twitter Customer Help: @northernassist

Cycle Policy

Cycle Policy

Northern Rail trains have spaces for 2 bikes per train, which can be reserved for free.



WiFi is available on services between Leeds and Doncaster. All trains to have WiFi from 2019.

First Class

First Class

Northern Rail does not provide First Class services.

Lost Property

Lost Property

Lost property is kept at the destination station of your journey.

Northern Rail Routes

The train network for Northern Rail consists of a number of commuter routes across the north of England, with the Humber coast line one of its primary train services. Newcastle, Sunderland, and Middlesbrough are connected by one line, connecting the area into one single line. Northern Rail also connects Yorkshire with calling through Leeds, Bradford, Doncaster, and Huddersfield. On the west coast, Liverpool Lime Street is connected to Manchester Piccadilly on one route, giving commuters ease of travel between the two cities.

Between all these routes, the entirety of northern England is brought together on one rail network, giving passengers to start the morning in Nottingham and be in Liverpool by lunchtime. To get cheap train tickets on Northern Rail, you can save money by booking in advance using our journey planner and get travel information for your rail journey.

Newcastle Rail Station

Discover where Northern Rail can take you


Trains to Newcastle

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Trains to Blackpool


Trains to Leeds

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Trains to Nottingham

Leeds Clarence Dock

Northern Rail Destinations

Manchester Piccadilly, Newcastle and Leeds serve as major terminals for the train network. Bringing in passengers from high-speed services from East Midlands and Virgin trains, it offers customers a way of getting to smaller stations that would only otherwise be accessible by car. These major stations are also great ways for families and couples alike to visit a new city or town and give themselves a break from everyday life. Newcastle has some fantastic attractions to see all year round. The Angel of the North, one of Britain’s most iconic pieces of architecture, is just a short trip away. Newcastle’s night life is among the UK’s most notorious experiences of bars and clubs and is a favourite for stag and hen do’s.

Leeds is developing into a very scenic city, with plenty of things to do for an alternative weekend getaway. A trip to the popular Royal Armouries Museum is a must for anyone wanting to take in a bit of history, or for a more relaxing adventure, a walk along the Leeds and Liverpool canal. Peace and quiet with plenty of scenery, this is a popular one for people looking to unwind in the countryside.

About Northern Rail

Northern Rail serves over 500 stations, making it one of the busiest rail networks in the country and most important. With First Class available on most journeys, also offers passengers an opportunity to travel in added comfort, and space to do any work during their journey. Season ticket prices can also be found for train routes on Northern Rail plus more information on timetable updates through our journey planner.


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