Rail firm Northern to be put into public ownership from March The north of England's largest rail commuter service has been blighted by punctuality and reliability problems.

The north of England's largest rail commuter service has been blighted by punctuality and reliability problems.

Struggling train operator Northern will be put into public ownership from 1 March.

The Department for Transport has announced that it is putting the government-controlled Operator of Last Resort (OLR) in charge of running services.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps had warned earlier this month that "frustrated commuters will not have to wait long" before action was taken against the north of England's largest rail commuter service.

German-based franchise holder Arriva was...
source: The Sky News

2020-01-29 15:33
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