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DfT weighs up future of Northern franchise

25 October 2019
Northern: the continued operation of Pacer trains is only one of the problems besetting the franchise
Northern: the continued operation of Pacer trains is only one of the problems besetting the franchise

 

The Government is considering taking over the troubled Northern rail franchise from Arriva, Grant Shapps confirmed. 

Although Arriva has a contract to run the franchise until the end of March 2025, the Government is under pressure to terminate it early. 

Thousands of Northern’s services were cancelled or short-formed last year, and problems continue. The delayed delivery of new trains means the hated Pacer trains will continue in service next year. Sunday services on some lines...

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