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MP calls for half price Saturday travel on Northern trains to compensate for six months of railway chaos

February 6, 2019 4:56 PM

Commenting on the news that strike action on Northern trains is to be suspended, South Lakes MP Tim Farron said:

"Thank goodness common sense has prevailed and the RMT and Northern have come to an agreement.

"The last sixth months have been an absolute nightmare for passengers here in Cumbria and across the North West who wanted to travel on a Saturday.

"As a result of the disruption, thousands of passengers will have been put off from travelling on the Lakes and Furness Lines for fear of no trains at all.

"There needs to be a big effort made to get people back on the railways and Northern could do this right away by offering half price travel on Saturdays."