On April 1, 2016 Arriva took over the Northern Rail franchise formerly run by Serco/Abellio consortium along with former TransPennine routes from Manchester to Blackpool, Barrow and Windermere. The Northern franchise serves 528 stations of which it manages 476, operating 48·5 million train-km; the award covers until March 31, 2025.

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