Manchester Mayor reiterates calls to end Northern Rail franchise over train delays

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The Daily Mirror has reported that the Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham has reiterated calls to strip Northern Rail of its franchise following delays and cancellations. On the first working day of new rail timetables, it is estimated that 9% of Northern Rail services, around 178 trains, were cancelled or arrived at least half an hour late. The Manchester Mayor urged the Government to take rapid action to end what he described as “chaos”.

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