For far too long, local residents have had to put up with an appalling train service from Northern Rail. Constituents have been getting in touch with me to complain about delayed, cancelled and overcrowded trains. I’ve heard from people who are now constantly late for work or to pick up the kids because of the consistently poor train service. People feel can’t rely on the train service any more, and when they try to claim compensation for their delays, they have to go through the inadequate Delay Repay System It simply isn’t good enough that Northern aren’t delivering – it isn’t much to ask to be able to take the train to work on time.
I’ve raised residents’ concerns repeatedly in parliament with the Secretary of State for Transport and with Northern Rail and will continue to do so until local people get a decent train service.