Over the weekend commuters were once again subjected to massive disruption on Cumbria’s railways after over 30 trains were cancelled on the Lakes, Furness and Coast lines.
Last month, Tim joined Robert Talbot, the Chair of the Lakes Line Rail User Group, in handing in a petition signed by over 5,000 people calling for Northern to be stripped of the Lakes and Furness Lines.
Tim said: “For far too long now, Cumbria has been seen as the end of the line by rail bosses in Manchester and Government ministers in London.
“Rail franchises have become too big and as a result do nothing to serve communities away from major population centres.
“It’s high time now for Cumbria to have its own franchise run by a provider that is actually interested in providing a reliable service – something which Northern has repeatedly failed to do.”