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186 new customer information screens to be installed at Stations across the Northern network as part of £13.3 million upgrade

THE 2nd largest train operator in the UK,  Northern is installing more than 180 new information screens at Stations across its network to ensure customers are provided with clear and up to date information as part of a £13.3 million investment.

With white LEDs and a high colour contrast, the screens can be seen from a greater distance and are better for people with some visual impairments.

The train information is displayed clearly, in a format that is easy to read, so customers are provided with the latest information, including important safety messages like short platform guidance.

During the next phase of the project, Northern will install 186 new screens and upgrade public announcement systems at 66 Stations across its network, including:- Blackburn, Beverley and Deansgate.

Work will get underway later this month and is due for completion by Spring 2025.

It comes after the train operator successfully installed over 500 screens at 172 Stations across the North of England, during the 1st 2 phases of the project.

Mark Powles, commercial and customer director at Northern, said:- "We are committed to providing customers across our network with the latest information on screens that are clear and accessible, so they can enjoy smoother journeys. It is part of an exciting project to upgrade hundreds of customer information screens over 5 years."

Liverpool Legends John Barnes And Peter Beardsley Come To St George's Hall

THE Liverpool legends John Barnes and Peter Beardsley are set to appear together in the ultimate:- 'an audience with' at the City's stunning St George's Hall.

The mighty Red men will take to the stage in the ornate Concert Room, at the Grade I listed, Lime Street venue on:- Wednesday, 8 May 2024. They pair, who between them scored 167 goals for Liverpool, will share amazing stories from their lives and stellar careers in the special evening of entertainment and banter, hosted by interviewer Jed Stone. Join Barnes and Beardsley as they give the audience a full insight into their careers, from previous clubs to putting on the famous red jersey, to representing their country. And there is also the opportunity for up to 100 members of the audience to enjoy a pre-show meet and greet with the footballing stars where they will be able to have pictures taken and get their autographs.

John Barnes and Peter Beardsley are 2 of the most recognisable faces of the golden era of Liverpool Football Club in the 1980s. 

John Barnes was born in Jamaica in 1963 and moved to Britain as a 12 year old. He was signed by Watford in 1981 and made his debut, as a substitute, in a Second Division game against Oldham Athletic.

Watford were promoted to the 1st Division at the end of the 1981-2 season, and Barnes spent several successful seasons with them before, aged 23, he signed for Liverpool; alongside Peter Beardsley, the pair becoming a key part of the:- 1987 to 1988, league winning side in an attacking line up with John Aldridge.

Over the course of the next decade, the left-winger made more than 400 appearances for Liverpool and scored 108 goals. He went on to join Newcastle United and Charlton Athletic, and separately gained 79 England caps and scored 10 goals in an England jersey. He later had stints managing Celtic, Tranmere, and the Jamaican national team.

Meanwhile Hexham-born Peter Beardsley began his professional footballing career aged 17 with Carlisle United, and in 1983 he signed for Newcastle United where he scored 61 goals in four years.

Beardsley joined Liverpool in 1987 after manager Kenny Dalglish made a then-record offer of £1.9million to Newcastle, and during four years at Anfield he appeared 179 times and scored 59 goals, before crossing Stanley Park to play for Everton between:- 1991 to 1993.

He went on to return to Newcastle, and to play for:- Bolton, Manchester City and Fulham.

The Geordie forward represented his country 59 times between:- 1986 to 1996, taking part in 2 World Cups and the 1988 Euros, and scored 9 goals. He later became the team’s assistant Manager.

An Audience with Liverpool Legends is presented by Floodlight Entertainment.

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