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.
The first of six 24-hour walkouts begin today on Northern Rail in a bitter row over driver-only trains
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.