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Michael is a journalist, academic and author – writing, blogging and broadcasting on railways and the media. He is also a travel writer, having covered the world for a variety of publications. Read more…

How 'Northern Fail' is undermining the idea of rail travel

June 1, 2018

'Northern Fail', 'Network Fail' – and everyone else seems to be failing in this latest debacle on the railways where the new May timetables have led to thousands of cancellations across the country, mostly on Northern Rail and Govia Thameslink. As the poor bloody commuters suffer, those in charge play the blame game. Transport Secretary Chris Grayling accuses the train companies, the train companies blame Network Rail and the unions accuse both the train firms and the government. What an ...more

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