Railways: North of England

Department for Transport written question – answered on 17th June 2019.

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Photo of Lord Bradshaw Lord Bradshaw Liberal Democrat

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking to improve the reliability and punctuality of train services between Manchester and Leeds.

Photo of Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness Vere of Norbiton Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department for Transport)

The Department for Transport and Transport for the North appointed Richard George, Former Head of Transport at the London 2012 Olympic Games, to work with the Industry and Stakeholders to establish underlying performance issues and to make recommendations. The Industry has introduced changes to their timetables and train plans to improve timetable resilience and improve service performance. Since the May 2019 service change date, performance has improved.

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