Northern Rail, often referred to as Northern, is a British train operating company owned by Serco-Abellio operating the Northern Rail franchise.
Northern runs a mix of commuter rural and some longer-distance services around Cheshire, County Durham, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Lancashire, Merseyside, Northumberland, Teesside, Tyne and Wear and Yorkshire.
Northern's services also extend to the north Midland counties of Derbyshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Staffordshire. Some services are supported by passenger transport executives. GoTonySmith