NORTHERN has warned rail travellers should expect travel disruption over the post-Christmas and New Year period.

The train operator has published a travel advice calendar for the seven days over New Year from Thursday, December 28 to Wednesday, January 3., 2024.

Northern says customers should expect disruption and are strongly advised to "check before you travel".

Services should return to normal on Wednesday, January 3, the operator says.

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Tricia Williams, chief operating officer at Northern, said: “Unfortunately, customers travelling over the New Year period should expect disruption.

“This is due to limited train crew availability in some areas and planned engineering works. We strongly advise customers to ‘check before you travel’ on those days.”

In addition to the travel advice calendar, customers are reminded that rail timetables across the North of England changed on Sunday, December 10, in line with the rest of the National Rail network.

Customers are encouraged to use the ‘Check My Timetable’ feature on the Northern website for more information about their local station.

Northern is the second largest train operator in the UK, with 2,500 services a day to more than 500 stations across the North of England.