After a summer of disruption for train passengers across the North, staff at the region’s rail operations control centre face a challenging task keeping services on track. Rob Parsons went to meet them.
Passengers on trains run by under-fire TransPennine Express have become so frustrated at the widespread delays and disruption on their services that the rail operator’s staff are fearing for their safety, a Yorkshire MP claimed today.
A former housing officer who won his first council seat by 40 votes, Shabir Pandor is now Yorkshire’s newest council leader with the task of tackling stark inequality and saving local NHS services. Rob Parsons went to meet him.
The North needs the powers to "to be its own Brexit task force" and no longer dependent on central government to step in and solve its problems, according to the leader of one of its biggest city councils.
A new policy to cut the number of late-running trains on the flagship East Coast Main Line route has had the knock-on effect of causing further disruption and delays for other rail users in Yorkshire, it is claimed.
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has called for more powers for be handed to local and regional transport bodies in the North as he pledged to improve services for northern commuters during a rail tour of the region.
Fewer than 40 per cent of teachers in high priority subjects such as maths and physics in parts of Yorkshire have a relevant degree, according to a report setting out the recruitment and retention crisis gripping the profession.
A good devolution deal for Yorkshire that helps the region grow “is worth taking that extra bit of time (over) to make sure it is done correctly”, according to Conservative party chairman Brandon Lewis.
She leads the ‘dedicated think-tank for the North of England’, and Dr Sarah Longlands is passionate about ensuring the Yorkshire’s towns are not left out of the Northern Powerhouse debate. Rob Parsons went to meet her.
VITAL improvements to rail services in Yorkshire on Britain’s flagship East Coast Main Line service may still be years away despite the Government pledging to carry out £780m of infrastructure work on the route.