Monday, 30 July 2018

Northern rail cancelled services resume after timetable chaos



Services scrapped after a timetable shake-up at Northern rail have begun running again, but passengers have faced more cancellations.

 
Northern removed 168 services last month to try to relieve chaos caused by the timetable's introduction in May.


The train company said 23 services were cancelled on Monday morning, some due to a signal failure.


But the Northern Fail app, run by a passenger, said 53 trains were fully or partially cancelled by 10:00 BST.


Services in Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire partially resumed on Monday while all trains on the Lakes Line in Cumbria are being reinstated by Northern.
The remaining 25% of its cancelled services will not restart until September.


Meanwhile, Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has written to the prime minister asking her to personally intervene over the "chaos" caused by Northern this summer.





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