North of England leaders demand more control over rail system

North of England leaders demand more control over rail system

Local politicians and business chiefs warn train ‘fiasco’ of recent weeks could be repeated

A group of business leaders and politicians have urgedthe government to give the north of England control over its rail system following weeks of train chaos.

A letter signed by the leaders of most northern councils, tourist bosses and business people including Gary Neville – warns the government that the “current fiasco” could be repeated if Transport for the North (TfN), which advises the government on northern transport, is not given the power to improve the railways.

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Source: Guardian Transport

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