Earlier this week Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham announced his plan to radically overhaul the current transport network in the city and replace it with a scheme called Our Network.
A spokesman for the operator warned of the cancellations earlier in the week, suggesting that a large number of staff had booked the day off to watch the World Cup final leaving a shortage.
We’ve got the latest on the Northern rail chaos, news on a revamp of Stockport town centre in preparation for a Metrolink bid and an exclusive interview with comic Doug Stanhope.
‘Every man for himself!’: The chaos of commuting from Urmston to Manchester on overcrowded Northern Rail
This week Andy Burnham proclaimed ‘enough is enough’ when it comes to Northern Rail’s service. With this rallying cry he’s become the voice of the voiceless – and we’re counting on him to be heard.
Andy Burnham has said ‘enough is enough’ while calling for a formal investigation into Northern Rail.
Train users misled over ‘cancelled’ rail strike posters displayed at stations across Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester train users were led to believe that the upcoming rail strike had been cancelled – only to have their hopes dashed.
UK rail commuters are furious after seeing rail prices soar, meaning the average person is paying over £120 extra a year.
‘Fundamentally flawed’: Manchester unions criticise Government over Northern Rail ‘April Fools’ shake-up
Manchester Piccadilly played host to one of the biggest shake-ups to northern train services in the last decade on Friday.
Plans to provide more seats, more services and a fleet of brand new trains throughout the North of England by 2020 are revealed by Secretary of State for Transport Patrick McLoughlin.
Commuters across Bolton using both Northern Rail and First TransPennine Express faced severe overcrowding throughout the festive period – resulting in many people being left on station platforms.
Rail fare increases in the North West are under fire, being branded a ‘rip off’ by Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams after changes were introduced last Friday.