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Member Name: Luvlijubbly
Advantages: They will get you to where you need to be
Disadvantages: Dirty, freezing trains
If you want a good, reliable and pleasant rail journey then look no further than Northern Rail....NOT. I use the service quite regularly not by choice though but because theres no alternative.
Northern operates primarly in the North West and Leeds as well as some occassional services in the North East. I can safely say that everytime I have been on a Northern train it has been scruffy. The trains are obviously old rolling stock and have definetly seen better days.
Too packed: In the morning rush hour in Manchester you'll be hard pushed to find and room to sit or stand and the trains are not very frequent at all so you've no choice but to try and force your way onto a packed train which can't be safe at all.
The trains do have toilets but beware whats lurking around the u-bend usually an unflushed well you know.... and the floors are wet, I dread to think what that is. They can also smell really bad and on a hot summers day you will find yourself holding you breath it can be that bad (doesn't happen everytime but has been the case on more than one occassion).
Trains also in winter are freezing cold and you can't warm up at all, they seem to have the heating turn off at all times so put an extra pair of socks on.
I'd have to say that use it but don't expect it to be pleasant.
Summary: Use if you have no alternative
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