Troubled rail firm Northern brought under government control [BBC News]

Date: 29/01/2020

Troubled rail company Northern is to be brought under government control, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has announced.

The decision, which will see the firm^s franchise stripped from operator Arriva Rail North from 1 March, was taken following years of major disruption.

The government previously described the delays and cancellations as ^unacceptable^.

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The government is to take control of the troubled train operator after two years of passenger chaos.

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