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‘It doesn’t seem as though you’ve got a very fair deal’ Rail Minister Jo Johnson tells Hull delegation

‘It doesn’t seem as though you’ve got a very fair deal’ Rail Minister Jo Johnson tells Hull delegation

The delegation from Hull pictured with Rail Minister Jo Johnson includes (from left) Dr Kelly, Hull City Council representatives Garry Taylor and Cllr Sean Chaytor, Diana Johnson, Emma Hardy, Karl Turner, David Walford and Cllr John Fareham.

RAIL Minister Jo Johnson today told the Chamber, Hull MPs and City Council officials: “It doesn’t seem as though you’ve got a very fair deal”.

Speaking after the meeting at Portcullis House in Westminster, Dr Kelly said: “The Minister was in listening mode today and he asked a number of questions for his staff and for Transport for the North to look into and report back.

 “We asked him to consider adding Hull & Humber’s timetable concerns into the Secretary of State Chris Grayling’s decision yesterday to have a review of what has gone wrong with the rail industry following the May 20 timetable changes.

“We are hopeful that he will come up to Hull as we continue our discussions in due course”.

The delegation from Hull included Chamber Chief Executive Dr Ian Kelly, MPs Diana Johnson, Emma Hardy and Karl Turner and cross-Party representatives from Hull City Council.

They met with the Rail Minister to discuss West to East trans-Pennine rail services. The move came following the downgrading of Hull’s rail services by TransPennine Express after the May 20 timetable changes which saw the introduction of 10 stops between Hull and Manchester and slower journey times. There were only four stops in 2012!

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