A NEW operator will be running Barnsley's rail services and has promised more trains, improved fares and better station facilities.

Arriva will begin delivering the Northern rail franchise from April and have vowed to invest £1 billion in improvements.

It promises to refurbish trains, offer faster journeys, increased capacity and a wider range of ticketing options.

Customers will see refurbished seating and waiting areas, enhanced CCTV security and video help points.