Andy Burnham is calling for a special compensation scheme that recognises the lack of travel alternatives for commuters in the North West.Read the full story ›
Robbie Fowler will take on Gary Neville on Wednesday night in a charity to match to raise funds for homelesness charities in Liverpool and Greater Manchester.
The Liverpool Mayor's XI will take on the Manchester Mayor's XI at Leigh Sports Village at 7:30pm and includes footballing legends from across the two cities. It's been been organised by Metro Mayors Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham.
Watch their interview with our reporter Daniel Hewitt to find out more about the match.
Tickets are still available - information can be found here.
The Mayor of Greater Manchester is calling for an official investigation after being "bombarded" with complaints from commuters about Northern Rail.
Andy Burnham says he's had reports of frequent delays, last-minute cancellations and often dangerously overcrowded on-board conditions.
Enough is enough. Northern Rail passengers, the people of Greater Manchester, deserve so much better than the dire service they have been forced to endure in recent months.
The Mayor has written to Transport for the North, asking them to assess whether Northern is in breach of its franchise agreement.
In a statement Northern Rail said it would like to assure passengers that the company is "doing everything possible" to get services back to an acceptable level after a higher than normal number of cancellations and delays.
I'd like to apologise for the issues passengers around Manchester have been facing recently.
The announcement in January 2018 by Network Rail of a further delay to the electrification between Manchester and Preston via Bolton was a significant issue for Northern and, in the short term, severely impacts our proposals to increase services and capacity.
“Everyone wants a great railway for the north of England. That’s why Northern is in the early stages of an ambitious transformation programme to modernise services across the region, improving journeys, better connecting communities and boosting local economies. As with all major transformation projects there have been challenges and there may be more to come but teams are working together tirelessly day-in-day out to minimise any disruption to passengers.”
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The Mayor of Greater Manchester has said he's "not surprised" by new figures which suggest that the North West gets less than half the transport investment allocated to London.
Andy Burnham says "packed out, clapped out" trains and poor roads are preventing the Northern Powerhouse from reaching its full potential.
We're making the case to the government to put the North of England to the front of the queue for new transport investment.
We can't carry on as we are, and we can't keep funnelling money into London year on year.
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has announced a number of reforms in a bid to end rough sleeping in the city within the next three years.
These include using all 41 fire stations as shelters and allowing GPs to treat people without a permanent address.
This report from Tim Scott
Andy Burnham warned that Labour remains too "London-centric" after no leader from the North was given speaking slot at party conferenceRead the full story ›
Demands for the Government to deliver a fair deal on transport for the North of England are set to be made by political and business leaders later today.
Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham, who will speak at the summit, said trains are "old and packed out". Thousands have signed a petition calling for the Manchester-Leeds trans-Pennine electrification to go ahead.