Northern Rail – Their troubles just go on and on

Northern Rail Class 319 electric unit at Liverpool Lime Street Station

The Liverpool Echo has the story on it web page – see link below

For this to happen on such a busy day in Liverpool may well be surprising but in reality its not as Northern have been in a terrible mess for longer than many of us can remember. Is there any wonder some of their passengers call them Northern Fail?

Whatever the reason for today’s cancellations they fit a pattern that has become far too familiar and it really makes you wonder how on earth the Department of Transport tolerates it.

Echo – New trains arrive for Liverpool to Manchester electric services

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above:-

I think the word ‘new’ is a little over the top as these EMU’s were originally built in 1987–88 and 1990!