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Rail fares must be simpler if HS2 is to fulfil its potential, says firm’s outgoing chairman David Higgins

Fares on the nation’s railways must become simpler and easier for passengers to understand if the full potential of HS2 is to be realised, according to the outgoing head of the company behind the high speed rail project.

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Metro mayor Dan Jarvis was among the Yorkshire leaders who met in York today.

‘United to deliver the will of Yorkshire’: Region’s leaders’ message to Government over devolution saga

Yorkshire’s political leaders today hit back at the Government in the ongoing row over a region-wide devolution deal as they called for Ministers to offer “a constructive approach and rapid progress in the coming weeks and months”.

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The emergency timetable on Northern services is ending on July 29

Only Chris Grayling has power to halt return of Northern timetable after summer chaos, says Yorkshire leader

A Yorkshire council leader has questioned whether the rail industry fully understands the reasons for the Northern timetable chaos after saying she was “dismayed” by the response from senior officials.

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Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry speaks in Newcastle today

Northern business voices ‘to be brought together for first time since 1472 Council of the North’

The heads of 11 northern bodies representing business and local authorities are to form a new government-funded board to help support the Northern Powerhouse project.

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Short-changed by short trains: More than 3,000 Northern services run with missing carriages in just four weeks

The number of ‘short-formed’ trains run by under-fire operator Northern with fewer carriages than promised has doubled since last year, according to figures seen by The Yorkshire Post.

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A Northern train pulls into Harrogate station

Short-changed by short trains: More than 3,000 Northern services run with missing carriages in just four weeks

The number of ‘short-formed’ trains run by under-fire operator Northern with fewer carriages than promised has doubled since last year, according to figures seen by The Yorkshire Post.

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Rail Minister faces Commons challenge amid fears for future of trans-Pennine electrification

The Government faces a Commons challenge today over the future of the trans-Pennine rail link amid growing fears the planned electrification of the route could be scrapped to save money.

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TransPennine Express has apologised to customers.

Rail firm TransPennine Express says sorry to customers after spike in delayed and cancelled trains

Train operator TransPennine Express has apologised to customers after what it described as "external factors" led to more than a third of its trains being cancelled or running very late in one day.
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Northern timetable chaos: Yorkshire season ticket holders to get one week's compensation

Northern timetable chaos: Yorkshire season ticket holders to get one week's compensation

A compensation package for the rail passengers in the aftermath of the Northern timetable chaos has been agreed by the region's transport bosses - with Yorkshire season ticket holders to get a week's worth of travel.
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North still being short-changed on rail spending by Government, says damning report by MPs

The Government’s intention to tackle the North-South divide is being undermined by the flawed methods it use to decide which schemes to fund, a critical report by MPs has claimed today.

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Transport Secretary Chris Grayling was described as being "less than candid" in his announcements about rail electrification

North still being short-changed on rail spending by Government, says damning report by MPs

The Government’s intention to tackle the North-South divide is being undermined by the flawed methods it use to decide which schemes to fund, a critical report by MPs has claimed today.

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If it’s not his job to step in, who’s is it? Chris Grayling under fire again over Northern rail chaos

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been urged to grant a “strong democratic and passenger voice” when future decisions on rail timetables are made as he faced criticism for claiming he did not have overall responsibility for the railways.

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Transport secretary Chris Grayling.

If it’s not his job to step in, who’s is it? Chris Grayling under fire again over Northern rail chaos

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has been urged to grant a “strong democratic and passenger voice” when future decisions on rail timetables are made as he faced criticism for claiming he did not have overall responsibility for the railways.

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John Cridland, chairman of Transport for the North

Northern Rail chaos: Firms could be compensated for lost business

Transport leaders in the North said today that “something should be done” to make up for the “real hardship” suffered by passengers and firms across the region as a result of the Northern rail company timetable chaos.

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An anti-Brexit demonstrator looks pensive during a protest outside the Houses of Parliament on June 11, 2018 . The EU withdrawal bill returns to the House of Commons tomorrow for the first of two sessions in which MP's will consider amendments imposed by the Lords, and another set of fresh amendments.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Keep UK in a customs union, urges coalition of Yorkshire business and civic leaders

A coalition of influential Yorkshire business and political leaders have piled more pressure on Theresa May on the eve of two days of crunch Brexit votes by calling on the Government to seek a customs union deal with the European Union.

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Date: 5th June 2018.'Picture James hardisty.'A Northern Rail train arriving at Leeds Station.

Rail chaos: The week the North bared its teeth over Northern timetable fiasco

Days of delays and cancellations on Northern rail services prompted a furious response that stung the Government this week. Rob Parsons reports.

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22 May 2018......  Stewart Arnold, leader of the Yorkshire Party.  Pic: Tony Johnson.

Stewart Arnold interview: ‘Debate is no longer yes or no over a devolved Yorkshire, it’s how’

Stewart Arnold interview: Debate is no longer “yes or no” over a devolved Yorkshire, it’s how it will work

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Chris Grayling has come under fresh fire for his management of the railways.

We’re sorry: Grayling and Northern rail boss apologise for train delays chaos across region

Embattled Chris Grayling today apologised for the chaos the introduction of new train timetables had caused across the North as a metro mayor claimed passengers in the region were “invisible” to the Transport Secretary.

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Commuters at Halifax railway station

Rail service under scrutiny amid passenger chaos

THE nation’s faltering rail network is under intense scrutiny tonight after passengers endured chaotic scenes when hundreds of trains were cancelled or delayed yesterday and the Government faced renewed calls to step in to haul services back into public ownership.

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Date: 21st May 2018. Picture James Hardisty. IPPR North, Brexit conference held at Leeds Civic Hall, Pictured Keynote speaker Steve Rotheram, mayor of Liverpool City Region.

UK risks becoming ‘splintered’ if more powers are not devolved to regions, warns northern metro mayor

The Government risks “splintering” the country if it fails to deliver further devolution in the English regions where large numbers of people voted for Brexit, a northern metro mayor has warned.

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