MPs Welcome Stripping Of Northern Rail Franchise

THE Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said that he will strip Northern Rail of their franchise because the levels of service they offer are “unacceptable.”

The move has been welcomed by two new MPs.

Heywood and Middleton MP Chris Clarkson told TBG - “This is a welcome development.”

“We cannot level up the North if our transport network is unreliable and overcrowded.”

Burnley MP Antony Higginbotham said “Northern Rail have not delivered the level of service promised and towns across the north have paid the price.”