Yorkshire Post - - OPINION -

I also note the con­tri­tion of Rail Min­is­ter Jo John­son who said reli­a­bil­ity is im­prov­ing as a re­sult of changes to shift pat­terns and op­er­a­tors, like TPE, should be pe­nalised if they cut the num­ber of car­riages on those trains that do run. He wants bet­ter com­mu­ni­ca­tion for pas­sen­gers. And he’s also agreed to visit Hull to see the prob­lems there.

At last. Yet the fact re­mains that these is­sues were be­ing doc­u­mented by

and oth­ers, three months ago, and the Gov­ern­ment’s un­for­giv­able re­sponse has been slower than many of the trains here.

And, be­cause of this, Mr John­son – and oth­ers – still have their work cut out if they’re to re­gain the trust of pas­sen­gers. For, while this re­gion’s econ­omy has been com­pro­mised by the mis­man­age­ment of the rail­ways, no one has yet ac­cepted re­spon­si­bil­ity and re­signed. Why not?

TRANS­PORT SEC­RE­TARY Chris Grayling blames “teething prob­lems” for the em­bar­rass­ing rev­e­la­tion that the new ex­press trains which are be­ing brought

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