The Northern franchise was awarded to Arriva in April 2016 and is intended to end in March 2025. Arriva, which is a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn, Germany’s national state-owned rail operator, also operates the Chiltern Railways, CrossCountry and Arriva Trains Wales franchises, as well as London Overground.
• Do you use the Northern service regularly?
• Do you believe it should be returned to public hands as part of a re-unified national rail network run for people not profit?
• Then, why not start a campaign building up to the franchise end?
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