13 February 2020
RMT Press Office
Rail union RMT responds to latest efforts by Transport for the North to get TPE to improve performance
After Transport for the North announced today that it has set TPE a "public target" for its service recovery, Mick Cash RMT General Secetary said:
"You would have thought by now that after the Northern Rail fiasco transport bosses would have realised that dire threats and final warnings just prolong the agony when a private franchise holder is clearly unable to deliver.
"RMT will continue to push for TPE to join Northern and the East Coast routes under public control, along with the rest of the rail network, so that real planning for integrated and improved services free from the dead hand of the private sector can take place."