So far so good but there is…

So far so good but there is ‘no quick fix’ for Northern rail services
2020-03-02 16:31:00
The first morning of government-run commuter train services between Hull and destinations including Bridlington, Leeds, York and Sheffield has seen services running on time in this area. The only disruption to the new-look Northern network is the continuing flooding at Snaith where the railway line is under water. The floods mean there will be diversions to services between Goole and Leeds until at least March 14. Flooded roads near Snaith station also mean there will not be any replacement bus services operating for rail passengers in the area. Meanwhile, transport minister Grant Shapps has admitted there will be “no quick fix” for the Northern network after it was brought into public ownership at the weekend. The flooded railway line at Snaith (Image: PA) Private operator Arriva was stripped of its franchise after months of delays and cancellations on the network. Services are now being run by Northern Trains Limited, the Department for Transport's so-called operator of last resort. Mr Shapps said: “This is new era for rail in the North but there will be no quick fix for the network as we build solutions for the future. “This marks the beginning of