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Coronavirus Travel Information

During this difficult time, we’re committed to supporting key workers across the north of England, ensuring that if they do need to make that essential journey, it is as safe as it can possibly be.  

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Have you got it covered? Face coverings compulsory on all Northern trains

  • Face coverings are now compulsory on trains
  • Coverings will help protect customers and staff from further spread of virus
  • Some customers will be exceptions from the restrictions
  • Only essential journeys should be made
  • Essential journeys do not include shopping trips or days out
  • Capacity on Northern's services down by as much as 85 percent due to social distancing
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Day trips are not essential - warning from Northern to NE customers

Taking a day trip is not essential. That’s the message from rail operator Northern which is calling on all rail travellers in the north east to take extra time to think ‘Is my journey necessary?’.