MP hits out as Greenfield rail misery goes on
Date published: 01 August 2018
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams
Oldham East and Saddleworth MP Debbie Abrahams has hit out at Northern Rail - who have said they are reinstating 75% of the services that were cancelled as part of their emergency timetable - because Greenfield residents still struggle to get to Victoria station.
Northern Rail have said the 12 cancelled Stalybridge to Victoria services are part of the 25% that will not be re-instated until September.
Mrs Abrahams, who has also been campaigning to get better rolling stock, fares, and access for people with mobility issues at Greenfield station, said: “Once again local people using Greenfield station, who need to get across Manchester to Victoria station, have been left in the lurch by Northern Rail.
“People’s livelihoods are being affected by Northern Rail’s incompetence, not to mention the affect this is all having on people’s family lives.
"And we should not forget that Trans Pennine Express customers are continuing to face delays and cancellations too.
“Transport Secretary Chris Grayling promised to make sorting this fiasco out his top priority, but all he’s offering anyone who needs to get from Greenfield to Victoria is a long summer of misery.”
Do you have a story for us? Want to tell us about something going on in and around Oldham? Let us know by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org , calling our Oldham-based newsroom on 0161 633 2121 , tweeting us @oldhamchronicle or messaging us through our Facebook page. All contact will be treated in confidence.