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186 new customer information screens to be installed at stations across the Northern network as part of £13.3 million upgrade

Northern is installing more than 180 new information screens at stations across its network to ensure customers are provided with clear and up-to-date information as part of a £13.3 million investment.


With white LEDs and a high-colour contrast, the screens can be seen from a greater distance and are better for people with some visual impairments.

The train information is displayed clearly, in a format that is easy to read, so customers are provided with the latest information, including important safety messages like short platform guidance.

During the next phase of the project, Northern will install 186 new screens and upgrade public announcement systems at 66 stations across its network, including Blackburn, Beverley and Deansgate.

Work will get underway later this month and is due for completion by Spring 2025.

It comes after the train operator successfully installed over 500 screens at 172 stations across the North of England, during the first two phases of the project.

Mark Powles, commercial and customer director at Northern, said:

“We are committed to providing customers across our network with the latest information on screens that are clear and accessible, so they can enjoy smoother journeys.

“It is part of an exciting project to upgrade hundreds of customer information screens over five years.”

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.