rail cuts

Hull get shunted into sidings again

In response to the Government's announcement over East Coast rail services today, Hull North MP Diana Johnson said:

"Hull has been left out again in this announcement about the East Coast Line. There are no extra Hull-London or Hull-Newcastle services in this privatisation and we're still threatened with Transpennine route cuts in order to benefit Southern England.

Clegg: No Hull rail electrification until after City of Culture

Hull North MP Diana Johnson has responded to today's comments from Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg that rail lines into Hull will not be electrified until the 2020s.

Diana Johnson MP said: "In putting off Hull rail electrification to the 2020s, Nick Clegg is abandoning any aspiration to get it done in time for Hull's 2017 City of Culture.

Hull MP protests at Coalition cuts being made to trains in North to help South

Diana Johnson MP today protested in the Commons about news of cuts being made to Transpennine rail services serving Hull in order to improve rail services in Southern England.

The Hull North MP also cited some other examples of unfair treatment of the North, such as over the recent flooding.