After a summer of disruption for train passengers across the North, staff at the region’s rail operations control centre face a challenging task keeping services on track. Rob Parsons went to meet them.
A new policy to cut the number of late-running trains on the flagship East Coast Main Line route has had the knock-on effect of causing further disruption and delays for other rail users in Yorkshire, it is claimed.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for more powers for be handed to local and regional transport bodies in the North as he pledged to improve services for northern commuters during a rail tour of the region.
A good devolution deal for Yorkshire that helps the region grow “is worth taking that extra bit of time (over) to make sure it is done correctly”, according to Conservative party chairman Brandon Lewis.
She leads the ‘dedicated think-tank for the North of England’, and Dr Sarah Longlands is passionate about ensuring the Yorkshire’s towns are not left out of the Northern Powerhouse debate. Rob Parsons went to meet her.
A newly-established ‘Council for the North’ will give civic and business leaders a chance to advise Ministers on how to close the economic divide. Rob Parsons spoke to the man chosen to lead the organisation.
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.
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”.
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.
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.