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  • Northern Rail: tell us how you've been affected by service issuesNorthern Rail has been engulfed in chaos in recent months. More than 9,000 rail services were cut following timetable changes in June, causing severe and ongoing delays, cancellations and overcrowded trains. Though the rail company announced on 30 July that it was reinstating 75% of cancelled services, disruption on the line is expected to continue.

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  • Network Effects [Subscription]Britainís rail network is overcrowded. A combination of delays, discomfort and expense is having a predictable effect. Annual passenger journeys by rail fell last year by 1.4 per cent to 1.7 billion for the first time since the financial crisis. This is dismaying news for the environment, the economy and public safety.

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