Almost 400 new customer information screens installed in £14m Northern upgrade

Northern network has installed more than 100 new customer information screens taking total to 387.

More than 100 new customer information screens at 77 stations have been installed across the Northern network as part of a £14m upgrade – bringing the total number of screens installed to 387 at 167 stations.

Train information is now displayed in a clear, easy-to-read format featuring white LEDs which can be seen from a further distance. The higher colour contrast also makes them more accessible for passengers with some visual impairments. Information on delays or ‘short platform’ guidance will be relayed on the screens.

Full colour screens have been installed at some of Northern’s larger stations, including Bolton, Bradford Interchange and Sunderland.

Mark Powles, commercial and customer director at Northern, said: “We are investing £14m over the next five years to bring better and clearer information to passengers. Our new screens are more accessible and will make journeys easier for everyone.”

The 77 stations that have had new screens installed are: Adlington (Cheshire), Ansdell & Fairhaven, Appleby, Arnside, Barnsley, Bentley (S. Yorks), Berry Brow, Blaydon, Bradford Interchange, Bramhall, Bramley (West Yorkshire), Brampton (Cumbria), Brierfield, Brockholes, Bryn, Buckshaw Parkway, Burscough Junction, Chassen Road, Chelford, Corbridge, Croston, Darton, Dent, Dinsdale, Dunston, Flimby, Gargrave, Garsdale, Glazebrook, Great Ayton, Green Road, Haltwhistle, Hammerton, Handforth, Harrington, Haydon Bridge, Headingley, Heighington, Holmes Chapel, Honley, Horton in Ribblesdale, Huncoat, Huyton, Kendal, Langwathby, Lazonby & Kirkoswald, Lea Green, Lockwood, Long Preston, Lytham, Maryport, Mauldeth Road, Morecambe, North Road (Darlington), Orrell, Parton, Pontefract Tanshelf, Prescot, Prudhoe, Rainhill, Ravenglass, Roose, Rufford, Saltaire, Sandbach, Seaton Carew, Sherburn-in-ElmetShildon, Shireoaks, Silkstone Common, South Bank, Squires Gate, St Helens Junction, Steeton & Silsden, Upholland, Wigton, and Workington. 

Previously screens have been installed at: Adlington (Lancashire), Adwick, Aspatria, Askam, Atherton, Bamford, Bare Lane, Battersby, Bempton, Blackrod, Bolton, Bolton-on-Dearne, Brighouse, Bromley Cross, Castleton (Greater Manchester), Castleton Moor, Chinley, Church & Oswaldtwistle, Clitheroe, Commondale, Conisbrough, Cross Gates (Yorks), Daisy Hill, Danby, Darwen, Denby Dale, Earlestown, East Garforth, Edale, Egton, Elsecar, Entwistle, Euxton Balshaw Lane, Farnworth, Flowery Field, Garforth, Glaisdale, Grindleford, Grosmont, Gypsy Lane, Hag Fold, Hall I' th' Wood, Halifax, Hapton, Hartlepool, Hatfield & Stainforth, Hathersage, Hattersley, Hebden Bridge, Hindley, Hope (Derbyshire), Ince, Irlam, James Cook University Hospital, Kirk Sandall, Langho, Lealholm, Leyland, Littleborough, Longbeck, Lostock, Marske, Marton, Mexborough, Micklefield, Millom, Mills Hill, Moston, Mytholmroyd, Nunthorpe, Padgate, Prestbury, Ramsgreave & Wilpshire, Redcar Central, Redcar East, Riding Mill, Saltburn, Sleights, Smithy Bridge, Stocksfield, Sunderland, Swinton (Greater Manchester), Thorne South, Todmorden, Ulleskelf, Walkden, Walsden, Wetheral, Westhoughton, Whalley, Whitby, Wombwell, Woodhouse and Wylam.   

Northern is the second largest train operator in the UK, with nearly 2,500 services a day to more than 500 stations across the north of England. 

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