Northern: Rail network is in 'freefall' says mayor
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham said rail operator Northern is in "freefall" after cancellations increased to almost 300 in one day.
Mr Burnham said at least 147 trains were cancelled or part-cancelled on 22 May and this had almost doubled to at least 281 on 29 May.
He said services are "actually getting worse" and "Northern's freefall shown no signs of slowing down".
Northern said it is urgently working on "comprehensive plans".
Mr Burnham said the fact services have "continued to decline" is "nothing short of a scandal".... read more
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