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MP secures meeting with rail minister amid train chaos

Tim Farron MP at Windermere station

[S]outh Lakes MP Tim Farron has secured an urgent meeting with rail minister Jo Johnson in Westminster on Monday.

Over recent weeks Northern have cancelled hundreds of services in the South Lakes, as their timetable descends into chaos.  Tim will use the meeting to press the minister to take immediate action to ensure trains are back up and running – including removing the services from Northern if they aren’t able to run them.

Tim has also bid for an urgent question on the floor of the House of Commons on Monday.

Speaking this afternoon, Tim said: “Not content with cancelling half their services – Northern have cancelled every service on the Lakes Line today.  And the Furness and coast lines aren’t fairing much better.

“I’m grateful to Jo Johnson for meeting me on Monday – I’ll be raising the huge amount of correspondence I’ve had from constituents over recent weeks and pressing him and Chris Grayling to take action to get the service back up and running.”

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