Northern customers can now donate their refunds from delayed trains to Samaritans.

Passengers have the option to divert their refund to the charity rather than receive the payment themselves.

Mark Powles, commercial and customer director at Northern, said: “One of our key goals is to make a positive impact in the north of England and we hope that by continuing our support for Samaritans through this scheme we can reach out to those who may be struggling.”

Since the scheme began in December, over 170 passengers have chosen to support the charity, with a total of £958 donated to Samaritans.