TO make travelling on the train with dogs easier, 'watering stations' have been provided at Skipton and at Settle.

With warmer weather hopefully just around the corner, train operator Northern's new dog watering stations are available across 138 staffed stations to keep pets hydrated when they are on the go.

Mark Powles, customer and commercial director at Northern said: “Our customers are at the heart of everything we do – whether they are human or canine.

“Dogs are welcome on our services are we want to provide the best journey possible for everyone.”

The improvements come as part of Northern’s wider programme of transformation across the rail network.

Northern’s campaign – A Better Way to Go - highlights the work being done by the train operator to improve every step of the customer journey.

Mr Powles added: “Our A Better Way to Go campaign demonstrates the hard work that has taken place as we continue to transform rail travel in the north, and I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved.”

The campaign, which will be seen in stations, on-trains and online, will also cover improvements such as a new fleet, of 100 trains and the refurbishment of a further 240 trains.

There is also improved CCTV on board and in stations, and refurbishments to car parks.