Northern has responded to RMT's decision to call off strike action planned for Saturday 21 July.

Richard Allan, Deputy Managing Director for Northern, said: "We are pleased that RMT has agreed to hold talks in a bid to resolve their ongoing dispute and has called off its strike action that was planned for Saturday 21 July, which means that customers can plan their journeys based on a regular Saturday timetable.

"Northern is modernising local rail for customers, with £500m of new trains under construction, better stations and more services by 2020. We want to work with RMT to design and shape the future on-board role for colleagues to help deliver better customer service."