Northern rail accused of prioritising north-west over north-east
Beleaguered is asked to ensure north-east does not ‘become a permanent dumping ground for older trains’
Northern rail has reiterated its commitment to modernise trains in the north-east by the end of 2019 after Newcastle city council’s leader accused the beleaguered operator of prioritising services in the north-west during the ongoing timetable crisis.
Passengers across the north of England have faced thousands of cancellations and delays on services run by Northern, a subsidiary of Arriva UK trains, since a new timetable was introduced in May. The train firm has blamed delayed engineering works and a shortage of trained drivers for the disruption.
Source: Guardian Transport