Our Trains

Lighting up the north

Getting together has never felt better with our super fancy trains

Getting together with close ones just got even more enjoyable now that our state-of-the-art Nova trains are being rolled out across our network

There are loads more seats, bigger tables, more plug sockets, Wi-Fi, onboard entertainment, bike storage, electronic seat reservations, plus much more. 

Our trains are packed with improvements and we’re really excited to welcome you onboard our transformed journeys across the north and into Scotland.

First class interior

Loads more seats across our network

Settle in and switch off in one of the many more seats available onboard our super fancy trains. We’ve got more capacity available in First Class too.

Standard class interior

Complimentary movies and TV programmes onboard

You’ll find free Wi-Fi and tons of complimentary films, TV programmes, magazines, and more available onboard with Exstream. As well as plug sockets and USB points at every pair of seats to keep you juiced up for your journey.

Woman on her phone

Why are the trains called Nova?

We wanted to give our trains a name that reflects the positive changes and explosion of energy that will truly transform rail travel for customers and so, they are known as our Nova fleet. The word represents what we are trying to achieve over the next few years, embodying fast paced energy and change as we take the North further together.

Train on platform

Meet the Fleet

Nova 3

These new trains operate between Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, York, Scarborough and Redcar

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185

These trains operate between Manchester, Sheffield and Cleethorpes; and Manchester to Hull.

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Nova 2

These new trains operate between Manchester Airport and Liverpool to Glasgow and Edinburgh via Preston

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Nova 1

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