Rail satisfaction falls amid poor punctuality and lack of seats

Passenger satisfaction with train journeys in Britain is "significantly down" amid poor punctuality, a lack of seats and the poor condition of stations, a study has found.

Rail timetable 'crisis' in northern England expected to last until NOVEMBER

It will take until November before there is a "stable network" in place to run trains on a new timetable in the north of England, Network Rail has said.
The RMT protestors outside Wigan Wallgate

Union back on picket line as train strike hits Wigan

Wigan rail employees were on the picket line this morning in the latest round of industrial action over a long-running safety dispute.

A section of Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan, is closed as workmen fix a collapsed sewer in the road

PICTURES: Collapsed sewer opens up huge hole in Wigan road

One of Wigan's busiest roads could be closed for as long as TEN DAYS after the emergence of a huge hole.
Council leader Coun David Molyneux and town hall officials at the site of the link road

Contractor named for Wigan link road plans

One of the UK’s leading engineering contractors will deliver the planned A49 link road, which will ease congestion and improve air quality along a busy Wigan road.

Two slip roads have been closed.

Motorway slip roads closed as police deal with 'distressed' woman on a bridge

Two motorway slip roads on the M6 have been closed this morning (Saturday, June 16) while police dealt with what they described as a "distressed" woman on a bridge.
Northern have released a limited timetable around strike action taking place later this month.

Northern release limited timetables ahead of strike action

Northern has today released its timetables for two of the three days of RMT strike action next week.

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Welsh Assembly committee launches pothole photography competition

A pothole competition has been launched by a Welsh Assembly committee.

Ben Levy, the fire service's group manager and Sgt John Brennan, of the road policing unit, at the World Cup drink-drive campaign launch

World Cup drink-drive appeal by emergency services

A drink-drive campaign has been launched by police in Wigan to tie in with the start of the World Cup.

Moderation is the key

Prime Minister weighs in on row over World Cup flags

Theresa May has said she hopes that a way can be found for all England football fans to be able to show their support for the team by flying flags during the World Cup.
Wigan Wallgate, a Northern station

Northern boss apologises to Wigan commuters over rail chaos

The boss of rail firm Northern has issued an apology to passengers, admitting services in the past few weeks have not been good enough and blamed the chaos on the North of England’s railways on the short notice the firm was given to implement new timetables.


Wigan bus firm’s licence revoked at end of the school term

A Wigan bus company responsible for taking youngsters to schools and colleges has had its licence revoked.
Ferry queues in Dover

Travellers heading to France urged to fill up with fuel before crossing channel

Holidaymakers embarking on a trip to France by car should fill up with fuel before crossing the Channel, a breakdown rescue firm has warned.

Drivers have suffered a rise in fuel prices almost every day since the end of April

Asda cuts fuel prices after retailers accused of failing to pass on savings

Asda has cut fuel prices following claims that retailers were refusing to pass on a drop in wholesale costs.


Legoland bins Northern Rail attractions to get behind furious rail passengers

The Northern Rail models at the heart of Legoland’s popular attraction have been binned in a bold move to back millions of rail commuters.
Some 2,000 motorists aged 17-25 were surveyed.

Survey reveals crash experiences of younger drivers

A law change implemented last week means learner drivers are allowed to take lessons on Britain's motorways.

Fully autonomous cars will make Britain's roads safer

Driverless cars can make roads safer, says expert

Fully autonomous cars will make Britain's roads safer, according to a pioneer of driverless vehicles.

Three days of fresh strikes have been announced for Wigan's railway services

More strikes announced for Wigan in rail safety row

Raill travellers in Wigan face further difficulties on the network after more strike action was announced in a long-running safety row.

The accident happened at around 8am on Wednesday June 6 between junctions 8 and 6 near Chorley and Horwich.

Lanes closed on the M61 after lorry crash

Lanes have been closed on the north and southbound carriageways of the M61 following a lorry crash, say police.

Rail workers to stage three 24-hour strikes in row over role of guards

Workers in one of the rail operators hit by disruption to services are to stage a series of fresh strikes in the long-running dispute over the role of guards.
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