Northern is the primary train operator in Northern England. Northern Rail (also known as Northern) was an English train operating company owned by Serco-Abellio.Book your train journey directly at Northern. Calling at over 500 stations,The North of England's rail network is undergoing modernisation and electrification. And it operates a range of inter-urban, commuter and rural services throughout the North of England, Check your train times and fares for any train journey in Great Britain, and buy tickets securely credit/debit card fees. find out more below.