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Chaos at Northern to be investigated, says Transport Secretary

The Government has hit out at the troubled rail operator Northern after commuters suffered more chaos, despite the company introducing a new emergency timetable.

Passengers we spoke to in the North West arrived at railway stations to find more than 160 services had been axed.

In a statement in the last hour, the Transport Secretary Chris Grayling promised a compensation scheme for passengers.

Mr Grayling also promised an independent inquiry into the chaos and said he would not hold back if that inquiry showed Northern Rail was negligent:

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