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Navigate the North by train

Navigate the North by train

Escape day to day life in Manchester with our recommendations for the best train travel in the North of England.
Eurostart your holiday plans

Eurostart your holiday plans

The Mancunion offers a guide to travelling via the Eurostar, with destinations, journey times and how to maximise your time in Europe.
Government to cut back on Manchester to Leeds rail line, as Leeds to Midlands HS2 scrapped

Government to cut back on Manchester to Leeds rail line, as Leeds to Midlands HS2 scrapped

The £98 billion HS2 project has been cut back, causing outrage from the North
Northern Rail announces month of planned strikes

Northern Rail announces month of planned strikes

RMT strikers announce new set of dates that will last a month, affecting journeys to and from Manchester, leaving passengers “fed up”
Delayed: your next train from Oxford Road

Delayed: your next train from Oxford Road

Manchester Oxford Road station has been voted the worst station in the U.K. for delays

Millennial railcard good but not enough, say students

The “millennial railcard” revealed ahead of the 2017 Autumn Budget and will give 26-30 year olds a one-third discount on rail tickets as of Spring 2018

Transport workers strike across Manchester

Industrial action has caused rail and bus delays across the North West this week

‘Hover train’ cuts Manchester to Liverpool journey to seven minutes

New North-West transport plans include ‘MagLev’ or ‘hover trains’ that can cut Manchester to Liverpool train times from an hour to just seven minutes

Žižek, Ideology and the CrossCountry Train Network

The Everyday Analysis Collective apply some of Slavoj Žižek ideology theory to a national rail service

National Fail

Privatisation works by opening up services to a free market, which drives down prices and leads to innovation and improvements in customer service. These improvements over a nationalised system are born out of competition between different providers. The telecoms industry is an excellent example of where privatisation has worked to effect improvements; numerous providers offer […]

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