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Local Lib Dem councillor calls for Northern to be urgently removed from Lakes Line after 22 cancellations in just one day

May 23, 2018 11:12 AM
Windermere train stationA district councillor in Kendal is set to propose a motion to South Lakeland Council calling on the Government to strip the rail company Northern of the Lakes Line.
Councillor Matt Severn has asked for the motion to be tabled at the next full council meeting after 22 out of the 36 scheduled trains on the line yesterday were cancelled.
Commuters who use the Lakes Line have been subjected to mass cancellations over recent months which has been especially problematic for students taking their GCSEs who use the train to get to school.
Matt said: "The situation on the Lakes Line has been nothing short of shambolic for the past few months, but yesterday was the final straw.
"People are being forced to miss hospital appointments, days at work and the situation has been even more unbearable for students who are taking their all-important GCSE exams at the moment.
"How long does this horrendous ordeal have to go on for until the Government finally wake up and act?"