Tony Potts writes:
There seems to be no end in sight to the RMT dispute with Northern over the presence of guards on trains, despite Merseyrail settling.
According to a report in August’s In Cumbria the first steps have been taken in a business case for improvement to our local line, which has been submitted to the Department for Transport. The Cumbrian Rail Programme Board says that pressure on the line will increase over the next ten years. The Cumbria Local Economic Partnership has committed £1m of its Growth Deal funding and the government is being asked for £9m funding to move the plans forward.
I am due to attend a meeting of the Coal Mine Liaison Group on 19 September.