MM’s Gemma Corby writes why, in what feels like a really rubbish version of Sesame Street for adults, her commute from Liverpool to Manchester is usually brought to her by the words ‘cancelled’ or ‘delayed’.
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.
Manchester MPs think Transport for the North (TfN) will be good for business, but have said it needs to be beneficial for everyone else as well.
Manchester could be set to benefit from a Trans-Pennine tunnel linking the city to Sheffield, as part of a £800million road scheme in the North West.
Politicians, rail unions and watchdogs have hit back at plans to increase ticket prices by 3.6% on average from next year – signalling a 25% rise during the current Parliament.
Stalybridge and Hyde MP Jonathan Reynolds wants affordable train fares for his passengers as TransPennine Express and Northern Rail train services are up for refranchising.