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Transport for the North’s board met today and agreed with the Department for Transport to an initial package to compensate season ticket holders in the areas of the North that have been worst affected by rail disruption.
But board members also called for more to be done to recompense others who have been affected, including regular rail travellers who do not hold season tickets.
Following calls from Transport for the North for reinstatement of a rail service between Oxenholme and Windermere as soon as possible, Northern has confirmed plans to get trains running again on the Lakes Line from the beginning of July.
Transport for the North has welcomed the news that the North of England has been shortlisted as the home for four new logistics hubs for Heathrow Airport, as part of planning for its major expansion.
On Tuesday 12 June 2018, members of the Transport for the North partnership board met in Manchester to discuss the issues regarding rail service disruption across the network operated by Northern.
Northern has informed Transport for the North that to reinstate services on the Lakes Line, after two weeks of the interim timetable, would be likely to lead to further delays and unscheduled cancellations on this line and across the wider network.
Transport for the North’s Chairman John Cridland has written back to Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham in response to his recent letter regarding concerns about the Northern Rail emergency timetable.
This statement is made following discussion with and on behalf of the members of the Transport for the North board.
It has today been confirmed that rail operator Northern will launch a service Recovery Plan. This will involve an interim timetable being implemented from Monday 4 June 2018.
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