Metro Mayors in the North West of England are demanding a price freeze on rail fares before 2019 as compensation for recent disruption.Read the full story ›
Workers on Arriva Rail North are to stage a series of fresh 24-hour strikes in the bitter row over the role of guards.Read the full story ›
The GMT Union has hit out at Northern after it cancelled around 80 services across its network on Sunday.Read the full story ›
The Prime Minister has been urged to step in personally to end rail "chaos" in the North of England.Read the full story ›
The Mayor of Manchester is calling on the Prime Minister to step in and end the rail chaos in the North of England.
Seventy-five per cent of services that were removed as part of Northern Rail's emergency timetable will be reinstated today.
But after more cancellations yesterday Andy Burnham says he sees no signs of improvements.
Hundreds of trains were cancelled or delayed on Sunday amid staff shortages blamed on the World Cup and hot weather.
Northern services were disrupted on Sunday as fewer train crews than normal agreed to work. There was a chance that England could have been playing in the World Cup final at 4pm, until the team lost on Wednesday. Full refunds are available for holders of Advance tickets, or passengers can use tickets on Monday instead.
Northern announced more than 170 services will be cancelled on Sunday.
The train operator said it is "likely" more services will be scrapped, with Cheshire, Lancashire and Greater Manchester faring the worst, and Yorkshire also affected. A spokesman said "many Northern staff have made themselves unavailable for work" on Sunday.
Staff contracts mean they do not have to work Sundays if they provide seven days' notice.
Northern rail is warning of train delays on Sunday after a large number of staff booked the day off to watch the World Cup final.Read the full story ›
A protester dressed up as a chicken wearing a mask of the Transport Secretary as part of a demonstration outside of the conference.Read the full story ›
On this month's Granada debate we investigate the regions rail crisis as well as why the North West has some of the highest childhood obesity rates in the country.
Join presenter Alison Mackenzie and her guests for more:
Commuters have been sharing their frustrations on social media as another week begins with a reduced service on Northern Rail trains.Read the full story ›