Northern is going to the wall according to TSSA trade union

The Liverpool Echo has the article on its website – see link below:-

Northern Rail Class 319 electric unit at Liverpool Lime Street Station

Well the indications keep on coming that Northern Assist is at best struggling and let’s be honest none of us will be surprised or indeed disappointed if the company has to pull out of the Northern Franchise.

Northern Rail Franchise – Arriva promise the earth – Well they would wouldn’t they

The Liverpool Echo has the story – see link above

Well I suppose that every new winner of a rail franchise in the UK will make promises like this; it’s always a new dawn and a much more spectacular one than any previously.

The big issue will really be how we look upon Arriva’s running of the Northern Franchise in say two years. Will we all feel it has been much better than the previous operator? That’s the only test that matters really.