Minister urges Network Rail to reconsider august bank holiday works

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Northern Powerhouse Minister Jake Berry urged Network Rail to reconsider closing the East Coast Rail Line over the forthcoming August Bank Holiday, citing the disruption this would cause to passengers and events along the line. Events that risk disruption include the Ashes Test Match at Headingley, along with the final day of the Ebor festival at York’s racecourse. It is also reported the rail closure would disrupt Rugby League fans travelling to Wembley for the Challenge Cup final, music lovers attending Leeds Festival and people travelling to and from the Edinburgh Festival will also be caught up in the chaos.

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