Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

50 Trains Cancelled over 'Staff Shortages'

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

50 Trains Cancelled over 'Staff Shortages'

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GREATER Manchester mayor Andy Burnham's appeal came as nearly 50 trains were cancelled on Sunday with Northern Rail blaming 'staff shortages' for disruption yesterday.

Services were slashed between Liverpool and Manchester Airport and on the Wigan North Western to Huyton route.

The latest disappointment, which Northern failed to inform passengers about until four hours in to cancellations, came just a day before the reinstatement of the May timetable.

It follows two months of an emergency timetable brought in after initial scheduling was made impossible by delayed infrastructure works - leading to major driver shortages.

But even the interim timetable has not brought services up to speed.

Service figures including the first three weeks of the timetable reveal: ? …

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