EXCLUSIVE: Northern Rail Set To Lose Franchise

Northern Rail are on the brink of losing their franchise after Transport Secretary Grant Shapps took them to task in the House of Commons earlier.

Shapps told TBG - “I want trains to run reliably and on time.”

“Unacceptably this hasn’t been the case for Northern Passengers.”

“Today I’ve informed parliament of Financial Default.”

“By the end of this month I will set out the changes we will make to move towards a less fragmented, more reliable railway.”

Mr Shapps also released this written statement.