RMT union leader Mick Lynch addresses a crowd

19th March 2024 | By Oyindamola Daramola

Train staff to go on strike this weekend in dispute over pay and conditions

Trains workers at Northern Rail are to go on strike this Saturday (24 March) in a row over pay and conditions


31st January 2023 | By Ruby Qaimkhani

How will tomorrow’s rail strikes impact commuters in and around Manchester?

Industrial action has been announced by both the ASLEF and RMT unions this week.

Empty boards at Manchester Piccadilly due to reduced trains

6th January 2023 | By Thomas Mansbridge

Five days of rail strikes to affect all Manchester train services

Rail passengers are being warned to avoid travelling from Manchester Piccadilly station this week due to five days of strikes. Two companies will be on...


9th February 2022 | By Eddie Toomer-McAlpine

Train driver treated in hospital after brick smashes windscreen

A train driver was taken to hospital last Friday after being rained on with shards of glass when a brick was hurled at his windscreen


2nd February 2022 | By Olivia Weeks

Andy Burnham warns that north west risks ‘second-best train services for 200 years’

The North risks having train services that are “second-best for 200 years”, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has claimed. Mr Burnham told MPs the Government’s Integrated Rail Plan (IRP) will fail to “unlock the full economic transformation” of the region. The IRP, published in November 2021, includes the scrapping of HS2’s eastern leg between the East Midlands and Leeds.


16th November 2018 | By Isaac Jordan

Exclusive: fault with Transpennine Express Trains means passengers ‘have to prise open doors’

Transpennine Express has claimed its trains are safe to operate after a Northern Quota investigation found passengers and staff had to prise open doors to enter and...


15th November 2016 | By Jack Colwell

HS2 rail service route to Manchester confirmed

Transport bosses have decided that the HS2 route will continue north of Crewe to a new HS2 station at Manchester Airport and then on to...