Thursday 2 January 2020 / 11:25 AM Andy McDonald / Transport

Arriva Rail North should have been stripped of its franchise years ago – Andy McDonald

Andy McDonald, Shadow Transport Secretary, responding to the news that the government is stripping Northern by Arriva of its franchise, said:

“Arriva Rail North should have been stripped of its franchise years ago following its woeful performance and treatment of passengers.

“The Tories stood by as the company ran the service into the ground. They failed to hold Arriva to the terms of its contract and yet again passengers and taxpayers will pay the price.”