Northern: chaos amid timetable changes and cancellations

Delays and cancellations on the Northern railway service have caused anger and frustration for travellers

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Mayors urge RMT union to call off rail strikes

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.


Suspended Lakes Line could run temporary West Coast Railways service 'from today'

Campaigners hope that train services will be able to resume on the suspended Lakes Line in Cumbria today.

Northern Rail temporarily closed the line, which runs to and from Preston, Lancaster, Oxenholme and Windermere. It is running a replacement bus service until July 2nd.

However local MP and former Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron says a trial run of a temporary service by West Coast Railways was a success over the weekend, and "the ball is firmly in the Department for Transport's court" about whether a shuttle service from Oxenholme to Windermere could start from today.

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ITV's Regional News across the North came together in a special broadcast on the continuing rail crisis

For the first time ever three of the ITV regions in the North of England came together to tell one story - and to get some answers about the rail chaos and when services will improve.

From Calendar, LookAround and Granada Reports we put viewers experiences of late or cancelled trains to the rail bosses to find out what went so badly wrong and what they're going to do to fix it.

We will continue to press for answers and improvements, so keep sharing your commutes with us and how the transport crisis is affecting you.

Watch the full programme here:

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