TRAINS will run on Boxing Day this year for the first time under the current operator.

Northern, which runs most rail services in the region, has confirmed that a service will run from Bolton to Salford Central.

Paul Barnfield, service delivery director at Northern, said: “This is the first time for many years trains will operate on Boxing Day and, though services are only running on three routes, it’s a real step forward for our customers at Christmas time."

Full details of Northern’s Boxing Day services can be found below – or online via National Rail Enquiries.