The region's Metro Mayors are urging rail staff to reconsider strike action on Northern Rail services amid ongoing misery for commuters.
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Today sees the second walkout this week in an ongoing dispute over driver-only trains. A further day of action is planned for Saturday, with union members say removing guards from trains is a safety issue.
Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham want safety concerns to be resolved but say the recent timetable crisis means commuters are suffering enough.
Train services scrapped by Northern after hundreds of delays and cancellations will be reintroduced.
An MP has called a special Westminster summit to address the railways crisis - prompting a response from the top tier of government.
Some rail season ticket holders will be entitled to compensation worth around four weeks' travel - Transport for the North has announced.