Network Rail defend closure of lines across the region for festive period

Network Rail have defended line closures across region Credit: PA

Network Rail has defended Christmas rail closures across the country, by justifying that this is the best time of year for engineering work to be completed.

The improvement projects which have seen Northern Rail suspend all services across the region for Christmas Day and Boxing Day, have allegedly cost Network Rail £103 million nationwide.

"We're making every effort that we can with our train operating colleagues to run the services in the best way that we can.

Mark Carne, Chief Executive, Network Rail