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07 June 2018

Local Titles Call On Government To Solve Rail Chaos

Local newspaper titles from across the north of England have united in calling for immediate improvement to rail services after the region endured weeks of chaos caused by thousands of cancellations to train services.

Titles including the Yorkshire Post, Manchester Evening News, Northern Echo, Bradford Telegraph & Argus, The Lancashire Telegraph, The Bolton News, Liverpool Echo, Sheffield Star, Blackpool Gazette, Newcastle Chronicle and Newcastle Journal have all joined up to make a series of demands of Prime Minister Theresa May and Transport Secretary Chris Grayling.

The #onenorth campaign, which has seen journalists liveblog as they commute causing the campaign hashtag to trend on Twitter,  has been led by Yorkshire Post editor James Mitchinson.

James said: “The time has come to respectfully ask Prime Minister Theresa May for her leadership. Without a quality intervention from Mrs May, I cannot see how this government can restore the faith of the 15m people who live here, full stop.”

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