A number of local residents/small business owners have got in touch with me to the continuing concerns about the appalling service offered by Northern Rail several months ago.
Many trains were cancelled and/or disrupted and things became even worse when a new timetable was introduced in May this year. As a result, from 4 June, Northern introduced measures to reduce some of its services to make sure that there was a sufficient number of drivers to operate the remaining train services. Following the extreme disruption Northern have also introduced a compensation scheme for season ticket holders affected by delayed or cancelled trains between 1 April and 30 June: https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/season-ticket-compensation – though there are no special compensation arrangements for non-season ticket holders.
I’m interested to hear from residents but also from local businesses whose visitor/turnover figures have been affected by the Northern service, whether the reductions in services elsewhere have had any effect on the service in my constituency, and any further improvements you’d like to see. I’d be grateful if you could take a few minutes to fill out my survey below.
We will aggregate these comments and use them to put pressure on Northern to live up to the promises they are making on the back of yet another new timetable which they’re bringing in today (30th July). This survey is ONLY for residents/small business owners in the Blackpool SOUTH parliamentary constituency.
If you’d like more information on how I use the information you provide in connection with this survey then please visit my website here: https://gordonmarsden.laboursites.org/contact-2/privacy-notice/
Gordon Marsden – Member of Parliament to Blackpool South