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Northern_Rail_Class_158%2C_158756%2C_platform_1%2C_Manchester_Victoria_railway_station_%28geograph_4512929%29.jpg?profile=RESIZE_710xTroubled rail company Northern is to be brought under government control.

The decision, which will see the firm's franchise stripped from operator Arriva Rail North from 1 March, was taken following years of major disruption.

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said passengers had "lost trust in the north's rail network".


BBC News


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