Three-quarters of Northern Rail services, which were cancelled earlier today, have now been restored.
While services in Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire have partially resumed, all trains on the Lakes Line in Cumbria are still being reinstated. The remaining 25 per cent will not restart until September, according to the BBC.
Meanwhile, the Mayor of Manchester, Andy Burnham, has written to the Prime Minister to intervene in the “rail chaos”: “People’s lives are being badly affected by this chaos and the Government cannot continue to turn a blind eye to the plight of Northern commuters.”
Burnham added that there were no signs of improvement in services despite repeated calls for action from transport secretary Chris Grayling.
Northern Rail had earlier slashed nearly 170 services a day – 6 per cent of its total – in early June.