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Tony Potts writes:

David,  Terry and I attended a meeting with Northern at Preston on 26 September and a report is available. On returning, I had an informal discussion at Carlisle with Craig Johnson,  the RMT rep about the current dispute.  He wasn’t optimistic about an early settlement.  

Although Virgin trains were disrupted by a signal failure somewhere south of Preston, Virgin mitigated this by terminating a London-bound train at Preston and sending it back to Glasgow so that passengers were not delayed any further.  

Trudy Harrison MP has sent cards to her constituents giving details of her plans. Under Road and Rail improvements she says, “78 extra services each week with 22 on Sunday’s – done! ”  At last we have an MP who is interested in our local train service.

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