Category Archives: services

Northern and TransPennine franchises – passenger research

Independent passenger watchdog Passenger Focus undertook a study with passengers on Northern and TransPennine Express services to examine their views of the current operations and to identify the issues that the new franchise should address. They have now published research … Continue reading

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Replacement bus services, Sundays from 1st April

There will be no Sunday trains at Slaithwaite and Marsden from 1st April. The information is available, via Metro or Northern Rail’s timetables, but not particularly easy to find and rather vague as to where the replacement buses call. Why? … Continue reading

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New Ticket regime imposed by Northern on Valley Passengers

Travellers beware, Northern changes the rules.  For 8 years, since the inception of Northern Rail as the principal affordable means of travel between Slaithwaite, Marsden and the rest of the world, one has been able to but a ticket on … Continue reading

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Passenger Survey Proforma

SMART are working in collaboration with SHRUG in collating evidence to submit to the Rail Authorities. It is crucial that hard evidence, based on personal experiences, is logged for submission to the Rail Authorities in time for the new Franchise … Continue reading

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