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Northern Rail
12 December 2004 – 31 March 2016
Main {{{nameforarea}}}(s):North West, North East,
Yorkshire and the Humber
Other {{{nameforarea}}}(s):East Midlands and Staffordshire
Fleet size:333[1]
Stations called at:526
Stations operated:464[1]
Route km operated:2,695.7
National Rail abbreviation:NT
Parent company:Serco-Abellio

Northern Rail is a British train operating company. It has run local passenger services in Northern England since December 2004. Northern Rail's owner was Serco and Abellio. They run 287 trains to 529 stations. They own 456 of those stations.

In 2016, Serco and Abellio lost the franchise to Arriva, who promised to buy new trains.[2]