Rail satisfaction falls amid poor punctuality and lack of seats

Passenger satisfaction with train journeys in Britain is "significantly down" amid poor punctuality, a lack of seats and the poor condition of stations, a study has found.

Rail timetable 'crisis' in northern England expected to last until NOVEMBER

It will take until November before there is a "stable network" in place to run trains on a new timetable in the north of England, Network Rail has said.
Rail services across the North West will be disrupted today by a fresh strike in the long-running dispute over guards ontrains.

TRAIN STRIKES: Disruption across north west as train users hit by more strikes

Rail services across the North West will be disrupted today by a fresh strike in the long-running dispute over guards on trains.
Paul Maynard on a Virgin Train

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP in the driving seat with compo call

Blackpool North and Cleveleys MP Paul Maynard had the best seat onboard as he got to see the benefits of a £255m investment in Blackpool’s railways.

New instant roadside breathalysers will not give drink-drivers time to sober up

Moves to introduce new roadside breathalysers that will allow police to gather on-the-spot proof of drink-driving have been welcomed in Lancashire.

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Fylde MP Mark Menzies

Fylde MP’s delight at upgrade for road surface

Lytham’s main shopping street is to be re-surfaced following months of patch-up repairs.

The accident happened on Mythop Road near to the junction of Chain Lane

Woman taken to hospital after crash on Mythop Road

A woman was taken to hospital with a suspected chest injury following a crash in Weeton, say police.

Carriageway reopens on M55 after crash

The Westbound carriageway of the M55 has re-opened after it was closed following a two-vehicle crash, say police.
An image of the overturned van (Image: Lancashire Road Police).

Overturned van closes one lane of the M6

One lane of the M6 has been closed due to an overturned van.
HM Coastguard Fleetwood.

Coastguard and lifeboat crews mobilised to help boat 'in distress'

Coastguard and lifeboats from Fleetwood were called out yesterday to help a boat that had got into difficulty.

Northern have released a limited timetable around strike action taking place later this month.

Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.

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Welsh Assembly committee launches pothole photography competition

A pothole competition has been launched by a Welsh Assembly committee.

Moderation is the key

Prime Minister weighs in on row over World Cup flags

Theresa May has said she hopes that a way can be found for all England football fans to be able to show their support for the team by flying flags during the World Cup.
A road was partially blocked after a car overturned in Weeton

Man taken to hospital after car overturns in Weeton

A man was injured after his car overturned in Weeton, say ambulance services.
Strong winds brought by storm Hector felled the trees completely blocking the lines on Thursday morning.

Virgin Trains suspended north of Preston

Virgin Train services heading north from Preston have been suspended after trees fell on the line.
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The people could not swim

Rescuers issue warning after dinghy blown out to sea

Rescuers on the Fylde coast have pleaded with people to keep inflatable dinghies and rafts out of the sea – after a dramatic rescue involving four people who were blown almost 1km off the coast.

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Ferry queues in Dover

Travellers heading to France urged to fill up with fuel before crossing channel

Holidaymakers embarking on a trip to France by car should fill up with fuel before crossing the Channel, a breakdown rescue firm has warned.

Drivers have suffered a rise in fuel prices almost every day since the end of April

Asda cuts fuel prices after retailers accused of failing to pass on savings

Asda has cut fuel prices following claims that retailers were refusing to pass on a drop in wholesale costs.


‘We’re working hard to make timetable work’

The boss of rail firm Northern has issued an apology to passengers, admitting services in the past few weeks have not been good enough and blamed the chaos on the North of England’s railways on the short notice the firm was given to implement new timetables.


Legoland bins Northern Rail attractions to get behind furious rail passengers

The Northern Rail models at the heart of Legoland’s popular attraction have been binned in a bold move to back millions of rail commuters.
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