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The North should not be victim to senseless rail stirkes

Secretary of State – 21st July Four years ago, a World Cup Final between France and Croatia, taking place nearly 2000 miles away, brought train services across parts of the North to a standstill. This absurd situation, where train operator Northern cancelled 170 services, was due to a century-old voluntary Sunday working practice. People’s ability […]

The future of rail

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps: 21 May, 2021 Close to Keighley, in the small village of Oakworth, is a rail station that defines this country’s love affair with the railways. With gas-lit lamps, a framed portrait of Queen Victoria, and polished signs for Brasso and Old Calabar dog food, it is a place near-frozen in time. […]