Northern


 

Train Type

Class 142 - 2 carriage diesel multiple unit - (to be phased out by 2020)

Routes operated Across Northern routes except Bridlington to Scarborough, Hazel Grove to Buxton and Blackburn to Clitheroe
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? N/A
First Class accessible toilet? N/A
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? 1
Standard Class accessible toilet? No
Standard toilet? Yes
Boarding ramp available? Yes
Priority seating? No
Audible information? Yes
Visual information? Limited
Customer service staff available onboard? Yes

 

Train Type

Class 144 - 2 or 3 carriage diesel multiple unit - (to be phased out by 2020)

Routes operated South and West Yorkshire areas
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? N/A
First Class accessible toilet? N/A
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? 2
Standard Class accessible toilet? No
Standard toilet? Yes
Boarding ramp available? Yes
Priority seating? Yes
Audible information? Yes
Visual information? Yes
Customer service staff available onboard? Yes

 

Train Type

Class 150/1 - 2 carriage diesel multiple unit

Routes operated All routes in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester areas
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? N/A
First Class accessible toilet? N/A
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? 1
Standard Class accessible toilet? 1
Standard toilet? Yes
Boarding ramp available? Yes
Priority seating? No
Audible information? Yes
Visual information? No
Customer service staff available onboard? Yes

 

Train Type

Class 150/2 - 2 carriage diesel multiple unit

Routes operated All routes in Yorkshire, Lancashire, Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester areas
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? N/A
First Class accessible toilet? N/A
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? 2
Standard Class accessible toilet? 1
Standard toilet? Yes
Boarding ramp available? Yes
Priority seating? Yes
Audible information? Yes
Visual information? No
Customer service staff available onboard? Yes

 

Train Type

Class 153 - 1 carriage diesel multiple unit

Routes operated South and West Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria, Liverpool and Manchester Areas
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? N/A
First Class accessible toilet? N/A
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? 1
Standard Class accessible toilet? 1
Standard toilet? Yes
Boarding ramp available? Yes
Priority seating? Yes
Audible information? Yes
Visual information? No
Customer service staff available onboard? Yes

 

Train Type

Class 155 - 2 carriage diesel multiple unit

Routes operated West Yorkshire area and Leeds to Manchester routes
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? N/A
First Class accessible toilet? N/A
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? 1
Standard Class accessible toilet? 1
Standard toilet? Yes
Boarding ramp available? Yes
Priority seating? Yes
Audible information? Yes
Visual information? No
Customer service staff available onboard? Yes

 

Train Type

Class 156 - 2 carriage diesel multiple unit

Routes operated All Northern routes
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? N/A
First Class accessible toilet? N/A
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? 1
Standard Class accessible toilet? Yes - Not fully RV AR compliant
Standard toilet? Yes
Boarding ramp available? Yes
Priority seating? No
Audible information? Yes
Visual information? Limited
Customer service staff available onboard? Yes

 

Train Type

Class 158 - 2 or 3 carriage diesel multiple unit

Routes operated All Northern routes
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? N/A
First Class accessible toilet? N/A
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? Yes
Standard Class accessible toilet? 1
Standard toilet? 1 - not fully RV AR compliant
Boarding ramp available? Yes
Priority seating? No (yes for 3 car)
Audible information? Yes - on most services
Visual information? Limited
Customer service staff available onboard? Yes

 

Train Type

Class 170 - 3 carriage diesel multiple unit

Routes operated Sheffield - Hull
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? TBC
First Class accessible toilet? TBC
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? TBC
Standard Class accessible toilet? TBC
Standard toilet? TBC
Boarding ramp available? TBC
Priority seating? TBC
Audible information? TBC
Visual information? TBC
Customer service staff available onboard? TBC

 

Train Type

Class 319 - 4 carriage electric multiple unit

Routes operated

Liverpool Lime Street to Manchester Airport / Preston / Warrington Bank Quay / Blackpool North

Manchester Airport to Liverpool Lime Street / Preston / Blackpool North

Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? N/A
First Class accessible toilet? N/A
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? Yes - 1 per car
Standard Class accessible toilet? Yes
Standard toilet? Yes
Boarding ramp available? Yes
Priority seating? Yes
Audible information? Yes
Visual information? Yes
Customer service staff available onboard? Yes

 

Train Type

Class 321 - 4 carriage electric multiple unit

Routes operated

Leeds - Bradford / Skipton / Ilkley / Doncaster

Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? N/A
First Class accessible toilet? N/A
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? 2
Standard Class accessible toilet? Yes
Standard toilet? Yes
Boarding ramp available? Yes
Priority seating? Yes
Audible information? Yes
Visual information? Yes
Customer service staff available onboard? Yes

 

Train Type

Class 322 - 4 carriage electric multiple unit

Routes operated Leeds to Bradford / Skipton /Ilkley / Doncaster
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? N/A
First Class accessible toilet? N/A
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? Yes - 2
Standard Class accessible toilet? Yes
Standard toilet? Yes
Boarding ramp available? Yes
Priority seating? Yes
Audible information? Yes
Visual information? Yes
Customer service staff available onboard? Yes

 

Train Type

Class 323 - 3 carriage electric multiple unit

Routes operated Most routes to and from Manchester Piccadilly
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? N/A
First Class accessible toilet? N/A
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? 1
Standard Class accessible toilet? No
Standard toilet? Yes
Boarding ramp available? Yes
Priority seating? Yes
Audible information? Yes
Visual information? No
Customer service staff available onboard? Yes

 

Train Type

Class 333 - 4 carriage electric multiple unit

Routes operated Leeds to Bradford / Skipton / Ilkley
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? N/A
First Class accessible toilet? N/A
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? 2
Standard Class accessible toilet? Yes
Standard toilet? Yes
Boarding ramp available? Yes
Priority seating? Yes
Audible information? Yes
Visual information? Yes
Customer service staff available onboard? Yes
Train Type

Class 769 - 4 carriage electro diesel multiple unit - (exp. to be introduced in 2019)

Routes operated TBC
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? TBC
First Class accessible toilet? TBC
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? TBC
Standard Class accessible toilet? TBC
Standard toilet? TBC
Boarding ramp available? TBC
Priority seating? TBC
Audible information? TBC
Visual information? TBC
Customer service staff available onboard? TBC

 

New Trains

The first new trains for Northern were introduced in to service from July 2019.

More details can be found from Northern here.

 
Train Type

Class 195 - 2 & 3 carriage diesel multiple unit

Routes operated Barrow-in-Furness to Manchester, and then phased in across other routes.
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? TBC
First Class accessible toilet? TBC
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? TBC
Standard Class accessible toilet? TBC
Standard toilet? TBC
Boarding ramp available? TBC
Priority seating? TBC
Audible information? TBC
Visual information? TBC
Customer service staff available onboard? TBC
Train Type

Class 331 - 3 & 4 carriage electric multiple unit

Routes operated Doncaster to Leeds, and then phased in across other routes.
Accommodation for wheelchair users in First Class? TBC
First Class accessible toilet? TBC
Accommodation for wheelchair users in Standard Class? TBC
Standard Class accessible toilet? TBC
Standard toilet? TBC
Boarding ramp available? TBC
Priority seating? TBC
Audible information? TBC
Visual information? TBC
Customer service staff available onboard? TBC

 

Helpful Information

The Northern 'Making Rail Accessible: Helping older and disabled passengers' document is available here.

Northern have created a map to show which stations have step free access across their network, you can access this map by clicking here.

Last updated:   06 July 2019