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POOR PERFORMANCE ON NORTHERN RAIL SERVICES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 1240: tabled on 08 May 2018

Tabled in the 2017-19 session.

This motion has been signed by 30 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes the Public Accounts Committee report into Rail Franchising in the UK which recognised that Passengers on the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern franchise have suffered an appalling level of delays and cancellations since the franchise started in 2014 and that the franchising model is broken; further notes that the problems which franchising has brought to Southern Rail services, including shortage of staff, over-reliance on rest day working and overtime, shortage of trained drivers and poor management planning resulting in frequent cancellations, are now also being replicated on Northern Rail services; is concerned that passengers across the North are now being left waiting at stations, not knowing when, or if, trains will run; is further concerned that plans to introduce driver-only operated trains will exacerbate those problems; and calls on the Government to launch an urgent inquiry into the crisis at Northern Rail and give consideration to stripping Arriva of the Northern franchise and placing the service in public ownership.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Benn, Hilary
Labour
Signed on 18 June 2018
Leeds Central
Campbell, Mr Ronnie
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2018
Blyth Valley
Cooper, Rosie
Labour
Signed on 26 June 2018
West Lancashire
Crausby, Sir David
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2018
Bolton North East
Gaffney, Hugh
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2018
Coatbridge, Chryston and Bellshill
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2018
Stretford and Urmston
Hendrick, Sir Mark
Labour
Signed on 17 May 2018
Preston
Hepburn, Mr Stephen
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2018
Jarrow
Hill, Mike
Labour
Signed on 9 May 2018
Hartlepool
Hollern, Kate
Labour
Signed on 4 June 2018
Blackburn
Hopkins, Kelvin
Independent
Signed on 8 May 2018
Luton North
Jones, Mr Kevan
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2018
North Durham
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 7 June 2018
South Shields
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 16 May 2018
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2018
Ynys Môn
Rimmer, Ms Marie
Labour
Signed on 22 May 2018
St Helens South and Whiston
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 10 May 2018
Brighton, Kemptown
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 9 May 2018
Strangford
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 May 2018
Glasgow South West
Stevens, Jo
Labour
Signed on 14 May 2018
Cardiff Central
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 21 May 2018
Blackley and Broughton
Twist, Liz
Labour
Signed on 23 May 2018
Blaydon
Walker, Thelma
Labour
Signed on 11 May 2018
Colne Valley
Woodcock, John
Independent
Signed on 22 May 2018
Barrow and Furness

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.