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Theresa May urged to personally step in and end Northern rail chaos

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Mr Burnham pointed out that in the first three weeks of its emergency timetable, introduced in June, services in its central region arriving on time had declined to 77.2%, compared to 88.4% in the corresponding period last year.

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canada goose store The mayor said passengers were also “left in the lurch” as recently as Sunday when Northern emailed customers to inform them it expected about canadian goose jacket 47 services to be withdrawn, including from Liverpool to Manchester Airport, to ensure its trains are in the right depots for Monday, when it hopes to reintroduce most of its May 2018 timetabled services. canada goose store

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buy canada goose jacket cheap He said: “It is frankly outrageous for emails to be dispatched at 9pm on a Saturday night telling people that there will be a much cheap canada goose uk reduced service the following day. People heading to Manchester Airport to go buy canada goose jacket cheap on holiday will have been left stranded, as will others with work and family commitments. buy canada goose jacket cheap

canada goose clearance “Passengers cannot be left in the lurch like this. This is no way to run a railway and we cannot continue to put up with a rail service provided when the operators can be bothered. People’s lives are being badly affected by this chaos and the Government cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the plight Canada Goose sale of canada goose coats on sale Northern commuters. canada goose clearance

canada goose “There are only so many times that I can call on Chris Grayling to do his job and help rail passengers in the north. He has failed to deliver on his promise to make sorting out rail chaos Canada Goose Jackets here his top priority and that is why I feel have no choice but to ask the Prime Minister to intervene.” canada goose

buy canada goose jacket In his letter to Mrs May, Mr Burnham invited her to visit Manchester “at your earliest opportunity” to meet commuters affected. buy canada goose jacket

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Northern cancels at least 170 train services after staff ‘make themselves unavailable’ on day of World canada goose clearance sale Cup final

Last week the leaders of Trafford Council and Tameside Council called for Mr Grayling to be sacked.

The NPP report, Devolving our Railways, found that people had lost their jobs and missed out on opportunities to get one, with businesses suffering staff shortages and a drop in productivity.

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“This is the very role we envisaged Transport for the North doing when we set them up; Northern leaders will support them in making sure the people of the Northern Powerhouse get the modern, connected network they deserve.”

Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry branded the disruption “unacceptable”.

He said: “An independent inquiry has been launched to establish what went wrong and to ensure this does not happen again and, with TfN, we have set out a comprehensive, industry funded package of compensation for regular passengers.

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