31 May 2018

Train chaos: government accused of ‘sleeping behind the wheel’

North of England Correspondent

The mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham, has today accused the transport secretary, Chris Grayling, of “sleeping behind the wheel” as the travel chaos caused by new rail timetables continued to get worse.

In the south of England, Thameslink today cancelled at least 97 trains, but commuters in the north faced even greater problems, with Northern Rail cancelling 164 trains today alone.