RMT has agreed to suspend its strike action and recommence talks about the future role of the conductor. This follows positive discussions between RMT and Northern - brokered by ACAS Chair, Sir Brendan Barber.
Northern has named one of its trains in honour of the Bentham Line and the work carried out by the Leeds – Morecambe Community Rail Partnership (LMCRP) to create a dementia-friendly railway.
To commemorate the service of the Class 37s on the Cumbrian Coast, Northern and Direct Rail Services (DRS) have commissioned a farewell return journey between Carlisle and Carnforth on Friday 11 January.
Employers, Passenger Groups and elected representatives across the North today gave their support for an independent ACAS Inquiry in a bid to make progress in resolving the RMT dispute.
Northern has formally written to ACAS requesting it to use its powers to establish an independent inquiry into the issues at the heart of RMT’s ongoing dispute with the train operator.