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Good

ProIt gets me to work

ConsI don't really want to go to work

For my 50th review on Ciao I thought I'd write something a bit different and talk to you about my journey to and from work - sounds exciting already doesn't it?!!! I have also included some pictures - I have to say, it's been quite difficult getting pictures of the train without people noticing...

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Good

ProExtensive coverage of the north, cheap tickets

ConsLonger journey times, occasional lateness

Northern are a train operating company (TOC) who cover a large area of the north of England. The services provided by Northern are extensive and I personally use Northern trains to travel near the Manchester area. As Northern offer 'local' trains you can often connect one Northern service to...

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Not for me

“Northern Rail”

published 19/01/2009

Progets you from a to b

Consovercrowding, delays, cancellations

I too suffer daily at the hands of Northern Rail. Overcrowding, delays and cancellations are the most common problems. After three years of travelling to work using this company, i am able to say that from experience, there has been no improvement in the level of service for the £300,000,000 tax...

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Satisfactory

ProYou get where you want to go on time.

ConsThe trains are a disgrace and the staff could be f...

I have used Northern rail 3 times in the last two years to adventure off to Leeds festival and back. I've only used the one line so I'm just going to review that. It is the Chester - Manchester Piccadilly line with a change onto Manchester piccadilly with Transpennine Trains. Our rail tickets...

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Super

Proget you where you going,

Constoo many stops, and no real special offers

The trains themselves seem old, and aren't very fashionable compared to the big virgin ones. They don't have many deals on, like theres no advance tickets. The best deal is a duo ticket, which saves you roughly a third off a ticket price. This basically works say if I was going to Doncaster to...

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Not for me

“Buses masquerading as trains”

published 06/03/2011

ProNice staff.

ConsReliabilty. Overcrowded. Dirty.

I have been living in Yorkshire all my life, thus whenever i have to go somewhere local, even if my eventual journey takes me farther afield, i must always start with a Northern Rail train. I consider myself a fairly well travelled person (in England), ive been to London, Manchester, Birmingham...

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Super

“Good commuter service”

published 20/08/2012

ProRegular trains, relatively new rolling stock, pric...

ConsLimited on-board facilities on trains

Running commuter services in the Northern region and, in particular, in and around Leeds, Northern Rail provide one of the better, regular and more punctual commuter services in the UK. Train fleet is generally good, with many new(ish) trains and only a relatively small proportion of older less...

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Listed on Ciao since: 07/02/2008