Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Yes, Service on Northern Rail Really Is Dreadful

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Yes, Service on Northern Rail Really Is Dreadful

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Letters, comments and emails VIEWPOINTS Write to: Viewpoints, M.E.N, Mitchell Henry House, Hollinwood Avenue, Oldham, OL9 8EF Or email: viewpoints@men-news.co.uk

I WAS really pleased to see your article about the dreadful service provided by Northern Rail, which I experience almost daily with so many services significantly delayed or cancelled, affecting myself and a large number of my office colleagues regularly.

Yesterday (May 16) was another good example for me, with the 17.42 train from Manchester to Liverpool cancelled, so I returned to the office and worked until my 21.09 train which was half an hour late due to Northern Rail forgetting to rota a guard for this service.

The many cancellation announcements I hear daily state the reason is 'no train crew being available' and if you were to visit Manchester Victoria any time in the day you can hear cancellation after cancellation announced. …

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